Other wise titled, "Mom's Cracked".
Sunday night while we were at church, the sleet started. By the time we left church, it was icy in the neighborhood. The Professor likes to drive on this kind of stuff, so he drove us home.
As we drove, we noticed that the sleet and ice seemed to stop. We had pretty good roads until we hit our little 'burb. ICE!!!
Monday, the kids wanted to play in the ice. So I let them. It was during this outings that it was discovered that, despite my previous thoughts, I had 3 children with ill-fitting coats. It didn't stop them from heading out to play. Hats, coats, gloves and they went off sledding and having fun!! So we really didn't have school time until the afternoon.
My giggles started on facebook earlier in the day and continued into school. School work started with Mini-Me working on a geography review. "I can't remember where the coyote lives. Is it the desert or the prairie?"
I tried to have a mysterious, Spanish accent and said, "The Coyote howls at the moon."
"The coyote howls at the moon."
Her eyebrows lowered at me, "You're. Weird."
I thoroughly enjoyed her response and laughed.
Then her next question pushed me over the edge.
What she said was "The Grain elevator is in the prairie."
What I heard was "The GREEN elevator is in the prairie."
I started laughing immediately, "The Green elevator is in the prairie?"
Being visual, I could see it! Green = prairie.
"So what? Do they put the silver elevators in the frozen tundras and cold climates?"
"No...The GRAIN elevators..." It's too late. I'm long gone.
"And do they put the blue ones on the coast??"
No, MOM. GRAIN ELEVATORS.
I'm just laughing and laughing -- tears rolling down my cheeks.
She looks at me and says, "You're cracked."
Peals of laughter erupted ...
still makes me laugh.
It was funny.