Thursday, September 1, 2011

Literally...

Ruth brought home a study guide for this week's class story.  I glanced over it so she and I could have a conversation about Eddie.  Can anyone else figure out why I laughed?

Read her response to the first question...

To be completely fair,
That is page 56.  
When I attempted to explain to Ruth, her teacher was most certainly looking for a more detailed description of her thought process her eyes got wide as saucers, her shoulders rose to her ears and she said, "NO!  She even wrote that on the chart!  SHE SAID IT IS AN ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

Well, then... 

Perhaps the question should have asked, "How would we know something was realistic fiction if page 56 did not exist?"

Ruth says, "Well, in that case...(as she shrugs her shoulders and rolls her eyes) we know because, even though it's make believe, the story is something that could happen in real life.

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I don't know if I'm over protective, over bearing, or...as a good friend said yesterday - plain old antagonistic but I find fault in the simplest things.  Was it always this way?  I don't believe so.  We had a good seven year run... I can't determine if it is I who needs to make peace with all of this or if I'm meant to be her grand protector.

I only want to do what is right.

Sometimes, what is right is not as clear as I would like it to be.

Love,
me



2 comments:

Big Mama Cass said...

I concur. But I do see why she arrived at that conclusion :)

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