Monday, March 7, 2011

Fearless, Foolish, or Right on Target?

Last week,  my mild-mannered 5th grader tells me, "I went to the principal today." I ask, "what for? " He replies, "I can't be on the swings until April 10th. I did a back-flip off it."

.......gulp!......Searching my mind for the proper "parental" response......I'm tempted to reply, "Man! You've got GUTS! I could never bring myself to do that," but of course it had to be, "You know why they sent you to the principal, right? You could have broken your neck...blah, blah, blah....paralyzed for life....we love you and don't want you to be hurt.......

Maybe he really does have the making to be a pilot like he dreams of....Mach2 and a roll in a fighter jet just might be his calling!


  1. At least you found out from him and not from someone calling from the hospital! Aaaack! Isn't it kinda funny how nothing shocks you anymore? Proud mom of boys.