Thursday was Take Your Child To Work Day and thus Hope spent a few hours in his office with Brandon. She always wants to do this, but I expect she was ready to get back to school after a bit of child labor in the office. I think Take Your Child To Work Day is a good idea, but I have to wonder about how people with with no kids like it when others show up at work with their kids in tow.
This is a short conversation my daughter heard between 5 year old EJ and a friend who had come over to play.
EJ says to her friend, "Want to play a real game?"
Friend: "What do you mean?"
EJ: "You know, one without a cartridge."
I think that I am usually a cheerful person and that I see most things with a positive frame of mind. That being said, there are some things that bring out my cranky side. Specifically, I really, really don't like practical jokes. At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman, I just don't see the humor in doing something to someone else that scares, embarrasses tricks or shames them. I just don't understand the "gotcha" element of getting a laugh at someone else's expense.
While I'm at it, I also get a little crotchety when the weather reporters feel the need to tell me that I need a jacket or an umbrella or that I need to leave early on a snowy day. If I can't figure those things out from a straight report of weather conditions I have bigger problems than being grumpy.
Okay, I'm back to being cheerful and positive now.....thanks for listening.
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