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The Indy Escape

Schoolyard crush

One of the best moments of my day is when I pick my seven year-old up from school. Azul is always excited to see me and the feeling is mutual. Yesterday, when he found me in the sea of parents waiting outside his first grade classroom, I was greeted with a smile and a hug. We walked hand in hand off campus, and while we were talking about our day’s independent adventures, a little girl’s voice overtook the conversation with a loud, “Bye Azuuuul!”

I smiled and looked down at my little friend and then of course took the time to make fun of the fact that a girl was talking to him. He is at the age where this, meaning girls, is a sensitive subject, so of course, I said, “oooooooh.”

I received a growl and a wrinkled nose as a response and then he said, “Want to run for it?”

“You want to run?” I asked, I was intrigued by his reaction.

Then he began to sing the Indiana Jones theme song and started to pull me along.

“Da da da dum 
da da dum …”

All of a sudden I was ready to follow his lead! I have never had the opportunity to run to a theme song before and it was awesome. We ran while holding hands, fleeing the sinister sound of a seven year-old siren, and my little Odysseus continued to sing as I aided him in his escape.

“Da da dum dum
da da dum dum dum …”  

We made it to the car unscathed, and if you are ever in a situation where you need to outrun a rolling bolder or a schoolyard crush, I highly recommend singing the Indiana Jones Theme Song.

Seven year-old not required.

What Do You Get When You Cross a Tree With A Sheep?


Now that Azul is in the first grade, homework is a little more difficult for him, and occasionally more difficult for me to understand. Last night while he was doing his homework and I was doing mine (going through his backpack, finding any stray papers, parental notifications and random permission slips I have to sign), I found something that left me at a loss. This is not a masterpiece created in Art class by my seven year-old, but a photocopy of something they were doing in class or a continuation of a classroom project to be finished at home, I don’t know. I asked Azul what it was and he didn’t know, so … baaaa!

I’m sure the easiest way to solve this would be to simply ask the teacher what it is. There is no way I’m going to do that, that would be embarrassing.

What happened on day 13? The sheep would never have humped the tree? Right? Would that make a treep?!? BAAAA!!!

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