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Friday, December 9, 2011

Desmond's Wishes And More

The second graders in Zuki's school have lunch at 9:50 am. To me, that's brunch. Minus the cocktail. So from 10:30 until school gets out at 2:30, they're running on fumes. By the time they're dismissed, the kids are like ravenous zombies.

It wasn't surprising then, that Desmond (Zuki's schoolmate) said, "I wish a hot meal would fall out of the sky."

"Yeah," Zuki agreed, licking his lips.

I could only imagine what "hot meal" he was thinking of. He's such an air head, he was probably thinking of a ham and cheese sandwich.

Seeing that this was not Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, Desmond then wished aloud for something else.

"I wish I had some cash."

Good wish, I thought and agreed out loud.

"I wish a thousand dollars would fall out of the sky." He said.

It's no wonder Desmond's in the "Gifted" class. That's a pretty abstemious number to wish for, especially for a seven year old boy. Most kids who would wish for money are like congress, I want a billion-gazillion-five-hundred-zero-forty cents!

Luckily, Samu wasn't there to be part of the conversation. He always has to upstage everybody. This morning, he said to me, "Mommy, I can spell "December" with my eyes closed!"

He closed his eyes and said, "D - E - C- M - B - E - R - E - R."

So much for that trick. Next time, I'll tell him to keep his eyes open.


  1. Oh, bless. Gotta give the boy points for effort. As for Desmond wishing for a specific (and substantial) wad of cash...would you call that gifted? or just pain ambitious ?

  2. I was impressed that he said cash instead of money. He should also get extra points for assuming God would shower U.S. currency.

  3. Samu can already spell better than my ex-husband, eyes open OR closed. ;)

  4. Hahaha! I wouldn't be surprised if Desmond would be in Congress someday! I couldn't stop laughing at Samu's new trick!

  5. Did you just work "abstemious" into a humor post? Awesome! And, that's NOT how you spell DCRMBERER? :)

  6. Lol. Kids are so funny when they open their mouths!

  7. @Michelle: Actually, I made fun but spelling with eyes closed happens to work. Who'd a thunk?

    @grapesandoranges: No doubt he will make congress - he wishes money will fall out of the sky!

    @crittersandcrayons: Oh yes, I did! Meet Abstemious. My new pet word for the week.

  8. Can he spell abstemious? I had to look it up.

  9. If he can't, it's about the only thing I have up on that kid. He's like Village Of The Damned.