Wednesday, September 2, 2009


GRAMMY: What’s wrong with Julius? He seems more depressed that normal.

ME: He’s nervous about school. Next Wednesday will be his first day of first grade. His psychiatrist said . . . .

GRAMMY: His psychiatrist? You take a six year old boy to a psychiatrist?

ME: It’s just to talk, Grammy, and sort things out. Divorce can be very traumatic for a child.

GRAMMY: How traumatic can it be, Barbara? You got divorced while he was still in the womb. Stick him in a tree and walk away.

ME: What?

GRAMMY: Stick him in a tree and walk away. He’ll find his own way down and feel better about himself for doing it.

ME: That’s ridiculous, Grammy. What if he falls out? What if he breaks an arm or a leg. Or worse.

GRAMMY: Good God, Barbara. I didn’t say it has to be a tall tree. And what if he does break an arm? What the hell do you think show and tell is for?

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I'm Jet . . . said...


But not necessarily in a bad way.

Mur said...

Ah, Show and Tell...the bane of teachers everywhere...