Nerd Family on TV
This post is purely for weekend entertainment. I point you to it at my writing blog to give a peek into the guy who graduates today. This is an excerpt from what I call “The Milk Story.” It’s part of the reason I think of the three of us as Nerd Family on TV.
One thing about three-year-olds is that today theyÃ¢â¬â¢ll eat any thing. Tomorrow you can offer the very same thing, and they wonÃ¢â¬â¢t go anywhere near it. Our son had a signal for when he was in the latter mood. He would fill up on milk and ignore his food. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s exactly what he did to his dadÃ¢â¬â¢s highly-prepared meal. The young man of three, drank his milk. Looked at his plate. Looked at his father and with angelic politeness said,
Ã¢â¬ÅMay I have more milk, please?Ã¢â¬Â
Ã¢â¬ÅI think you need to eat first,Ã¢â¬Â his father replied.
Our son politely shifted his position, turning his back to his father his face to me, ignoring his food and his father too. He said, Ã¢â¬ÅMom how do you spell refrigerator? . . . chandelier? . . . calculator? . . . spoon?
If we were talking about my son, it’s often the first story I tell about him. It defines our family perfectly. To read the whole story, click the title below.
Today that three-year-old boy graduates from college. He doesn’t remember that day. His parents won’t forget it.
–ME “Liz” Strauss