Thursday, April 1, 2010
"We are taking you out of school. I am going to home school you."
They were stunned into uncharateristic silence.
"Daddy and I think this is best for your education. But, I'll be honest. It is going to mean A LOT MORE HOMEWORK."
Jackson was looking for an air sickness bag.
"I will be quitting my job. That means, we'll have to move to a much smaller house."
"YAH!!! We're moving!!!" Sydney shouted.
Jackson was thinking. I think I could actually hear the wheels turn.
"And, we'll sell the van. So we'll walk a lot."
"Huh??" Sydney asked.
"And we'll take the bus sometimes."
Jackson examined my face VERY carefully, looking for signs. Of untruthfulness.
"APRIL FOOL'S!!" I shouted.
"Is it April 1st??" Jackson asked. "There is all kinds of stuff to do on Club Penguin today."
"Does this mean we're not moving?" Sydney asked. "Wait a sec, what did Jackson say about Club Penguin?"
I always thought a sense of humour was a powerful thing in parenting. I thought I might get an appreciative nod at least. Maybe even a "good one, Mommy!"
Oh well, not like anyone thanks me for the unlimited supply of clean underwear either.