All By Himself…

IMG_0921Tonight at dinner, Caleb thumped a water glass down next to his plate.

“I got this myself,”  he announced proudly.

“That’s good,” I said, wondering when dinner for my children would encompass more than noodles.

“When I do things all myself, it means I’m self-deficient.”

Hmm.

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3 Responses to All By Himself…

  1. a guy December 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    This is a koan.

  2. Susanbw December 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    If your readers had seen Caleb hurtling himself repeatedly into the pool at Islamorada, bravely swimming (sort of)/flailing upright with his pursed lips barely above the water line, they’d know he isn’t deficient in much of anything!

  3. Deborah Quinn December 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    it IS a koan…and also a phrase that I think will become adjectival for me, on those days when it all just feels like too much…those days when the classroom limps along, I can say “gosh, I feel self-deficient today…”

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