One of my son’s many quirks is that he takes everything literally. Literally.
To him, “The rain is falling in sheets” means exactly that; water-filled bedsheets, falling from the sky. Butterflies in stomachs, bulls in china shops, and saying that someone is in the same boat, have all lead to lengthy discussions about figurative speech.
So, does anyone want to guess what happened when he was reading “Socks” by Beverly Cleary and I told him to put his socks down the laundry chute?
Let’s look among the items in my pantry for today’s pop quiz. What you can’t see? The organic granola, canned salmon, lentils, and prunes. That’s right. It’s a place where you can find healthy food…like Wasa Bread on which to break a tooth.
Now, which one of these items is a contradiction in cabinet space? Or in other words, which one of these items was purchased during a hormonal, sleep-deprived shopping trip as I stressed about starting a new job on the same day that my son started kindergarten?
The winner of the quiz will receive the five pounds I’ve recently put on. No need to thank me.
This picture shows you one pair of regular reading glasses, and one pair that fell out of my 3rd grader’s desk, onto the floor, then were forgotten until it was time to go to Music class.
Then somebody stepped on them.
Can you guess which is which?