Be Happy Anyway

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Maybe We All Need a Conk On the Head Once In Awhile

The other day I got a call from my daughter's school nurse telling me that Caitlin had fallen during a science activity and hit her head. She of course prefaced it with, "Everything is all right, but I need to let you know that your daughter is in the nurse's office." Well, doesn't that just send your head spinning. After she explained the circumstances of the accident, and I spoke with Caitlin, I decided everything was going to be fine and I went on with my day, picking her up, however, so she didn't have to ride the bus.

Ever since then, she has gotten her homework done without having to be reminded. I asked her what she was doing yesterday, and she said that she was cleaning her room! What?? In my mind I expected it to be her usual room cleaning where she sees the difference, and you only notice that instead of three glasses on the dresser there are only two but not this time. I went in, and her bed was made, the floor was clear, the dresser was bare, the bookcases were organized. Needless to say I was more than a little surprised.

Now I am wishing someone would conk me on the head. Maybe I could finally get my house cleaning done.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think I need a conk on the head too if I get to be improved like that!!! LOL :):):):) Glad she is ok though! :):):):):):):):):):)

miruspeg said...

Never heard of the expression 'conk on the head'...but I get the general idea.
Down under we call it a 'bang on the head'.

I think I need to 'bang my head against a brick wall' to get some cleaning done in my house!

Glad Caitlan wasn't seriously hurt.


Roban said...

How funny! I think we could all use a conk on the head like that one. I'm glad she's okay, though. That's always scary to get a call during the school day.

Roban said...

alternative school at that age? yikes! I have one rostered in my homeroom who may be back around Christmas (or sooner, or later).

MJ said...

When I started reading this post, I was quite concerned about Caitlan. Thank goodness that the post ended with no further medical emergency! Way to go, Caitlan!

MJ said...

Thanks for popping past my blog! I'm contemplating going public via a different server and will let you know if I do so.

I found your scrapblog of your father quite interesting. I would love to have more photos of my mother but she's very camera-shy (mainly because she contorts her face for photos!) And so there are large parts of photo memories missing because she's not in the photo!

Anonymous said...

you can conk me first and then i'll conk you. deal? deal. :)

enjoying your playlist!
Pick up the Pieces. kinda goes with your post. hehe

Anonymous said...

oh yeah. i remember commenting a while back how your songs correlate with each other. so so genius.

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