Tuesday, November 07, 2006
And the pie of the month for November is once again Humble Pie. It seems to me that if you are involved with children in any way, whether it is your own or you teach them, care for them, or work with them, no matter their age, at some time you will be served a slice of humble pie. Sometimes it's a sliver, and sometimes the peice is so huge you think you'll choke on it. Out of absolute innocence you are kept in your place just in case you were getting a swelled ego from any outside sources.
I have a couple of slices to share today. The first was my slice. A dayhome child, adorable as can be, said in all seriousness at the lunch table today: "Auntie (they all call me auntie, cute eh?) if you eat all your soup you're gonna be a whale." Okey, dokey. I was afraid to ask him to elabortate on what his little mind was exactly thinking. Sorry, my fitness partner, you know who you are, I guess my portion control is not quite where it should be.
The second slice goes to my friend who told this story. He was having a conversation with his 7 or 8 year old daughter who had just informed him that she would like to have a mare. That's a female horse in case you weren't sure. I wasn't. That's another story. Anyway she told him she wanted this mare but couldn't decide on a name. So he being the amusing father suggested: "Doofus". "No Dad", she said. The he suggested: "Dipstick". That was also met with a negative. So he next suggested "Dimwit" (I'm sure laughing inside at egging his girl on). "Oh, No Dad," she said. "I can't name the mare those names." "Those are all BOYS names."
Hahaha! I think his slice of humble pie was slightly larger than mine! :vD
Posted at 6:27 AM