T is for …

It is time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday again! The lovely Linda G Hill has assigned “T” as this week’s prompt. To learn more about the prompt or to follow along, start here.

socs-badgeI write this with a very exhausted 3 year old on my lap, who was up late after visiting urgent care with an ear infection (5 PM on Friday is not the time to tell mommy you’re sick!) and wokeย up two hours earlier than the rest of the family.

He held up a letter ‘T’ and asked me, “Mommy, what does this spell?”

“T,” I spelled out. Then I sounded it out, “tuh, tuh”

“tuh, tuh,” he repeated as he looked at the letter. Then he put it down and went to his legos.

Tacitus took the tablet to the tabellum, preparing to have the legal document signed.

That is what Tom wrote in his homework assignment, which was to use the word “tabellum” in a sentence. ย He then wondered if he should write it in Latin, since this was his Latin class after all.

So he wrote it in Latin, and then decided his handwriting was not good enough. This should be in calligraphy. He went searching for the calligraphy set he got for Christmas.

While he was searching, he happened across his new CD that he hadn’t put into the CD organizer. He put it into the organizer, and started reorganizing his disks. He took one out, an old Aerosmith disk, and listened to it while he organized. When he finished organizing, he danced. On the bed. With the music loud.

Before long, his mom came in the room. “What are you doing in here? The music is too loud!” Tom turned it down and kept dancing.

Had his mom asked about homework, he might have had it finished to turn in the next day.


8 thoughts on “T is for …

  1. I remember kids don’t get sick until after the Pediatrician’s office is closed for the day or so it seemed when my kids were babies. I like both of your vignettes. The second one about the teenager is descriptive of ADD and how someone can get distracted. It is great that you wrote this after spending a fretful night with a sick child as well.


    1. Thank you! Yes, we are quite familiar with ADD in our house. Fortunately the little one with the ear infection is a trooper and hasn’t been complaining much. He slept last night despite the earache!

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  2. Who wants to do homework when there’s dancing to be done?! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m right there with you on the sick kid front. Hang in there. Thanks very much for your kind words – you brightened my evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

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