Story Bored

Little Miss Thing, age 7: “Can I bring my art kit into the restaurant? I’m going to be bored.”

Me: “No way you’ll be bored! I’ll be telling lots of funny stories and jokes.”

LMT: “Yeah, that’s what I mean.”

Necessary Risks

(long wait in exam room at pediatrician)

Me: “So this Well Visit flyer says boys around age 10 may start taking unnecessary risks.”

(boy jumps off exam table onto his face)

Danger Monkey, age 10: “Owww.”

Me: “I have no idea what they are talking about.”

(boy rides rolling exam stool into wall with his face)

DM: “I don’t know, either.”

(boy climbs wall, hits face on window sill as he falls)

Me: “Yeah, it’s a big mystery.”