The Law

Yesterday Everett informed us: “You are not following the law of Me!” This leads to a train of thoughts that are probably familiar to most parents. First, you don’t make the laws. Second, it’s been a long day and I’m tired and we already have enough chiefs in the house as it is, thank you, so please see point #1. The second point warrants further comment because things are a bit unusual right now. Chris has an incredible amount of work at the moment, and Melissa has literally been working day and night for weeks on her dissertation. The current schedule is for her to submit this weekend and defend in the next two weeks. Today Cress and Amanda sent us an anniversary gift, along with some special food treats from Cincinnati (Montgomery Ribs and Graeter’s Ice Cream!). In the package was a tiny scrap of paper which succinctly summarizes our situation:

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Through all of this Everett has been a trooper. He understand that Mom is working on her dissertation, and that once she is done she will be a doctor. He has also been told that once the dissertation is done he will no longer have to go to preschool five days a week, at least for the foreseeable future. We think he has interpreted this to mean that he will never have to go to school again, which will give us an opportunity to explain to him another meaning of the word law.


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