March 23rd, 2010

Adventure before dementia

Just A Short Story ...

Winter Boots

(Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this)

Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her reception class pupils put on his boots?

He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.

She almost cried when the little boy said, 'Teacher, they're on the wrong feet.'

She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the correct feet.

He then announced, 'These aren't my boots.'

She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, 'Why didn't you say so? ' like she wanted to. Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet. No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, 'They're my brother's boots. My Mum made me wear 'em.'

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, 'Now, where are your mittens?'
He said, 'I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots.'

She will be eligible for parole in three years!!



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Closer to God

Mmmm - James!

I realised this morning that I owe a friend an answer ... and an apology!

strikske asked me "Can you tell me what you thought of the episode of Caprica (of course the one with James in it)" at my Getting to know you meme .... Which if you missed it, is about the chance to ask me anything! Anyway I realised I never answered her, nor did I make any comments in a post ... So before James returns in the next episode I thought I ought to scribble something.

Before I saw his episdoe I was doubly excited.

First, as it's always great to watch James.  But second in that his character is fighting for faith in one God ... which is my personal belief.  So, brilliant role!

Anyway ... I had seen the trailer, but it was still a shock to see him walk out wrapping wire around his arm.  Then a couple od scenes later to see him interviewing Lacy ... he may not have been on for long, but his charisma yet again reached out to me, and left me wanting more.  Both to see more James on TV, but the fact he has an interesting character, who is bringing another level to the series.

So, not much of him to see - and I'm looking forward to seeing him again.

The overall series is pretty good, after a slow start, IMHO.  I watched Battlesta Galactica the first time around, so I have found it interesting to see where Cylons came from ... and to see where Adama originated.  I will admit I haven't seen any of the latest re-make, so don't know how well those 2 link, but after a gap of 30 years it is good to see the connections.