Checking out at a big box store, one with a bullseye on the front.
Employee on the other side of the counter is very friendly.
She notices that I’ve had a lot of fun at the dollar isle and that most of it revolves around teacher-y things: a set of three self-inking stamps, three workbooks about the presidents, a book about the animals of Africa, a few Dr. Suess-y things, etc.
She: So, I guess you’re a teacher.
Me: Well, I used to teach in a classroom, but now I homeschool my kids.
She: . . .
I guess I said too much, becuase she looked at me like I had fourteen eyes and finished my order as fast as any girl could. If someone had come behind me in line at that point, I’m pretty sure they would have thought that I was holding a gun to her and threatening her; she might even have been shaking! I hope she didn’t call anyone on me after I left; after all what we do here at home is legal.
It was weird.
But she probably went home and told her roommates/husband/children, “You should have heard this chick that I checked out tonight. She said she HOMESCHOOLS! It was crazy weird!”
In other news:
Little Man lost his first tooth; he was SO excited to pull it out himself! When he saw the blood, he was a bit freaked out…but when I told him, “It’s okay; sometimes they bleed just a bit.” he went right back to pulling that tooth out of there.
The toad didn’t appear for a couple nights; he’s back tonight. We’re glad. The kids still haven’t seen him.
Bubba is a regular bookworm. She is flying through so many chapter books each week that I can’t hardly keep up!
Gus has managed to save all the money she needs for an American Girl doll. I find that crazy impressive; there is no way that I could have done that when I was her age! Our kids don’t get a lot for allowance either!
Dimples has become a jukebox of sorts. At any given time of day, he’ll start humming a song. If it’s one I don’t like (or the kids don’t like it), we can ask him to not sing that song…and he’ll just start singing something else. It totally cracks me up…until he starts singing, “I’m a Gummy Bear,” which he heard once (Heaven help me!)