Monday, January 7, 2008

A Short Story in the Life of Us

The kids chose to spend some of their Christmas money on a big book of Greek Mythology. They've been enjoying reading about Ancient Greek Culture and folklore, so it was a sure thing.

Today we skimmed through the book. We opened flaps and pored over the maps. We traced the mazes and just checked out the book in it's entirety. After all, it'd be a shame to spend the day on page 1 when page 8 might be all the more interesting.

So this evening when R was climbing around the living room, he banged the back of his leg and immediately went into the fall-down dramatics one might expect from an overtired, silly 8 year old.

"Oh, my Epimetheus Bone! Oh! I just cracked my Epimetheus Bone on the coffee table! Oh!"

I looked at him, wondering what on earth he could be talking about. Then it came to me in a split second: he'd whacked his Achilles Tendon. What a kid.

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

LOL! Sierra banged her "Epimetheus bone" too, a few days ago. Must be an epidemic!

We love the -Ology series! Don't have the latest one though. We were hooked at Egyptology because we had just finished reading a mystery about an Egyptologist. I highly recommend that one if you don't have it.

Peace and Laughter,