Wordless Wednesday---Unattended Son+Box of Cheddar Rabbits=Bad Idea Explained
Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a busy mommy. This mommy had the responsibilities of a full-time stay-at-home-mom plus the added responsibilities of two part-time jobs. She also liked to fit in a few other things when she had time--you know, bathing and stuff, so sometimes the busy mommy had dingy moments as a result of her busyness (or maybe the busy mommy was just dingy). One of the busy mommy's jobs was online teaching. For her online teaching job, the silly mommy had to give presentations in a chat room type place two afternoons a week during the silly son's nap time. The busy mommy thought she had her time well-organized, and her schedule was arranged perfectly. She was WRONG.
One day, the busy mommy's silly son decided to sabotage the perfectly organized schedule just for kicks. The silly son thought it would be much more interesting to help his busy mommy with her job than take a nap. Who needs sleep anyway? Not silly son! The only problem was, how could the busy mommy realistically teach a lesson on formal outline format with an almost-two-year-old yelling in the microphone and pressing all the computer keys? She couldn't. It was impossible! The students would not be able to hear anything but, "Um ga! Wahh wa da? Me roor la la ta?" The students had enough trouble with regular English, so there was no way the students would know that the silly son's toddler speech translated into, "It's quite simple really. When organizing a formal outline, one must always remember to...etc. etc. etc." (The silly son was a genius who at the age of almost-two was very capable of teaching English I. He could also solve quadratic equations and balance encyclopedias on his head while tap dancing). Fortunately for the busy mommy, often no students actually attended the online lessons, so it didn't really matter that the silly son refused to take a nap. EXCEPT, students actually showed up for the online lesson. Oh no! What would the busy mommy do? She had no choice. The busy mommy strapped the silly son into his high chair, gave him a glass of milk, blueberries, yogurt, and some cheddar crackers in the shape of rabbits. Unfortunately, the busy mommy was in such a rush to make it back to the office on time, she carelessly gave the silly son a whole box of cheddar rabbit crackers.
While the busy mommy was teaching the lesson, she was amazed at how quiet and well-behaved her silly son seemed to be. She heard him chattering and occasionally kicking the high chair, but no screams of protest emitted from the dining area. What a good silly son! The busy mommy was able to teach her lesson, which lasted about 30 minutes. She said farewell to her students and put down her microphone with a sigh of relief. Everything had worked out fine! The lesson was taught and even though the silly son had to be strapped in his high chair all alone, he had not seemed to mind. The busy mommy rushed out of the office to release her silly son. This sight greeted her. No wonder silly son was so quiet and well-behaved. SILLY MOMMY. A whole box of cheddar crackers? What was silly mommy thinking?
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