Sunday, August 31, 2008
This is what happens when I ask him to "smile normal"
So far, the first week of Kindergarten has been quite nice (it helps when you're out of the state for most of it.) He seems to love going, and says he is "the best rule-follower in the class!" I don't even doubt that.
Tonight, he and Ben were tossing a ball back and forth and Ethan was trying to catch it three times in a row so that the war would end. I'm not sure what war it was, but I only know that my role was the sick mother who was bed-ridden (I always try to cast myself in the lazy parts in make-believe games) and Mila was reading me stories and making me imaginary soup. After several fumblings of would-be third-time catches, Ethan laughed hysterically, as he is wont to do, and exclaimed, "Every time it's the third catch, I think of Cash Cab and it messes me up!"
Cash Cab? Really? I have never even seen that show--when has he? I'm not sure I want to see it, though, now that I know how much it might affect your performance in high-pressure situations. I mean, imagine the horror of being onstage, doing improv, and the only thing in your head is Cash Cab? Poor kid. After we took some of the pressure off, he relaxed, cleared his mind and ended the war. AND the sick mother was healed. A night of triumph, all around!