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.
I 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 woke 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. 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.