Tuesday, February 14, 2017
SLICE OF LIFE
"Dr. Carol," she says anxiously, "do you think we are missing the party?"
"No, sweetie, the party is at 2:00. That's after math, and after recess and after lunch and after specials. You're not missing the party."
We read for a few more minutes, then with a five year old's sense of time, she asks again.
"Are you sure?" she says anxiously. "Maybe they are doing cards. I didn't get a chance to do my cards yet."
"Sweetie, there will be lots of time for cards. Cards are this afternoon. We are only going to read for a few minutes, then you can go back in and do your cards."
We return to our book. We read a few more pages.
"They might be having candy. I brought candy," she says anxiously. "I need to go back inside."
I assure her, once again, that they are not having candy or anything else, for quite a while. She asks, more than once, if I am sure. Finally, at 8:50, I give up, and the group of three returns to the class.
After all, no one wants to miss cards. Or candy.