Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Enlightened by JAG

It was a brisk evening as I sat basking in the bubbles of the hot tub and enjoying a conversation with my bride. I would have to say the talk was going well in the crisp air (or maybe i should say crunchy air) until it turned to the topic of Dixie cups and cereal (crunchy and/or soggy)! As the wife proceeded I kindly interrupted and changed the subject to something less, well how should I word this... STUPID comes to mind. So the next few minutes she began to tell me that it takes her an hour to print off our kids' school, being the library does not carry the short story's that the kids read. So I posed the question, "what short stories?" My wife replied "you know like the bet between the wind and the sun, stuff like that." Then she told me The Boy is reading the life story of Chris Columbus and how he sailed and landed on our continent in 1942. Now this is the women whom i love and have entrusted in the teaching of my children! Questions began to arise in my mind (and they came very quick). I thought, no wonder the thirteen colonies had such a hard time! They no more got started and the depression hit, then they had to go to World War Two! MAN we have prospered very fast. You know we are a blessed nation in that time line. I pulled my head off the back of the tub and looked at her and said in ultimate wisdom, "ah babe, what year was that?" and the wife gave me a "deer in the head lights look" and she replied slowly "1842?" I again in ultimate wisdom smiled and thought "I can have so much fun but its not nice to pick on those who went to prep schools." So after a few more tries she landed it JUST LIKE CHRIS DID. I was so proud of her as I was trying to hold the laughter in. So kids the lesson for today is always look both ways before shooting the spit wad in class! Because its obvious that she got caught and spent that vital day in detention. My wife is a little gullible at times which brings back to memory the great northern tree rabbit nest that we found in the back of her parents house... if you must know ask her. But she has one up on me she can spell and punctuate. My love to all.

From the front lines,
BATMAN

6 comments:

mira said...

JAG, don't blame the school system. It's not their fault the information didn't stick.

Mrs. Guthrie said...

I was tired.

mira said...

so you made both of us laugh out loud. great story! It's nice to know I'm not the only slightly ditzy one in the family. D just asked me how many of the state capitals I could come up with...I think I made it to 3 in my head. so much for good ol' H.A...

DadW said...

Well, the cool thing about Chris Columbo discovering America in 1942 is that he did it in a Spanish SUBMARINE, 'cause they were makin' those pretty reliable by then. And, not only that, he had all these tree rabbits on board and that's how they were introduced to America!

Mrs. Guthrie said...

I reiterate.... I was tired.

Bug and Eye said...

Thanks for the laugh, and well, it's better than I would have done tired...now share the bunny story!!
love ya