Last weekend the teacher & I decided to go see a movie. As usual, we invited the prodigy to join us, but he declined.
I remembered something I needed to do while I was getting ready and I walked by his room in my underwear.
He spotted me and asked, “Are you going to the movie like that?”
“No.” I replied, “But is that why you are not going?”
He smirked, “No, but that would be a reason not to go.”
The contingency plan, the data backup and the second string quarterback are alternates or replacements, also known as “backup” if something happens to the original. My dad is the ultimate in preparedness because no matter the situation he always has a backup. In fact, my dad is so prepared he has a backup for the backup.
The teacher badgered the prodigy, “What do you want for Christmas?”
“Nothing.“, responded the prodigy.
The teacher clapped her hands together and exclaimed, “Get me a list!”
The prodigy responded, “I want a nicer mom.”
The prodigy walks to the teacher’s classroom everyday after school.
One day he noticed signs the teacher uses to control classroom activities that read “quiet“, “no talking” and “line-up here“.
The prodigy ruffled through them and asked if the teacher uses them.
“Yes.“, the teacher replied.
The prodigy asked, “Do you wave them around like an air traffic controller?”
The teacher laughed & the prodigy chided, “I still claim you as my favorite teacher but you make me feel like an insurance agent & you are a drunk driver.“