Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #237
I have a very good reason for not getting ruffled when someone asks my kids, "No school today?" I realized that I use it too! How can that be? I'm a forward thinking homeschooling mom and I use such a cliche term. What's wrong with me?
Simply put, I don't know what to say when the neighbor kids drop by. I fall back on the obvious as a way to communicate, to interact with my young visitor. I suppose it is the child equivalent of "Nice weather we're having," "How about that game last night?" or "How are you today?" Perhaps I should start gathering a list of child-friendly awkward silence fillers while I'm standing in the doorway, waiting for Sierra to put her shoes on.
"Play any good games lately?"
"What a nice pair of shoes! Are they new?"
"Don't you have a birthday coming up?"
"I hear there is a new Wii coming out."
Or maybe I can tell Sierra to put her shoes on outside.