*I stare at the caller ID and know who it is—and truly debate as to whether or not I wanna hear what she has to say! In my head, “Really KID—it’s only the second day! Are you kidding me??!?!?!?!?!
Answered it—and whew! She was calling to tell me that he was doing so great in his assigned class, that they wanted to move him to the other class that would challenge him a bit more!
Thanks be to JESUS that he didn’t sock someone in their face! And that he’s a smarty pants!
Scenario: Driving in the car to LA for a Pirates and Princess Sing-A-Long show at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
K: Mama, what’s that? (pointing to a billboard for the movie Hercules).
Me: It’s a new movie coming out called Hercules. And I think Hercules is very good looking (who doesn’t think the Rock is hot?!?!?!)
K: What’s it about?
Me: Well, Hercules was the son of a god…
K: Like Percy Jackson? Like Thor?
Me: Yes. He was the son of Zeus, but his Mommy was a mortal—a human and not a god.
K: Is he a fighter guy?
Me: Yes he is. He has to fight 12 big things. There’s more to the story, but we can talk about that when you are 10.
K: What’s that name of the guy that Shawn calls me (our next door neighbor)?
K: Yeah! Is he a god?
Me: No. He’s a gladiator. A very strong warrior who fought with his friends against slavery.
K: Oooooh! (clearly not knowing what slavery is). So… um, Spartacles isn’t the same as… wait, what does Shawn call me again?
Me: Did you mean to ask if Hercules is the same as Spartacus?
K: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah!
Me: No, sweetie, they are two different people.
K: Well, I think they should just be Spartacles. I mean they are both warrior guys. They seem strong. But…. Oh, look, there’s a crane!!!