School is out (for both of us - YAY!!!!) and the year is winding down. The Christmas shopping is all done, presents are wrapped up under the tree, and we're all settling in for a long winter's eve cuddled up around the fireplace.
Or in my case, hunched over the computer, surfing. Yeah, I'm a hopeless geek.
When what do my wondering ears behold but a cell phone ring, heralding an incoming text message...
...it's from my daughter, sitting not more than two feet away from me, texting away on her phone. Geek in training? Could be. Let's see what she wants...
The Skating Gnu (via text): "Hi"
Me (reply via text): "Hi!"
TSG(vt): "I am bored"
Me (rvt): "Oh... Reeeeaaallllyyyyy??? I can fix that REAL easy!"
TSG(vt): "No thanks"
Me (rvt): "You can thank me later... after you finish the task list."
TSG(vt): "What task list?"
Me (rvt): "Hmm... let's see..."
TSG(vt): "Oh no"
Me (rvt): "1. Dust and vacuum the living room. 2. Clean your room. 3. Take out the trash and recycling. 4. Put away the clean dishes and load the dirty ones into the dishwasher. 5. Put away your clean clothes and pick up your dirty clothes."
TSG(vt): "Okay, I am no longer bored, so no thank you."
Me (rvt): "You can thank me later. NOW GET TO WORK!!"
TSG(vt): "Aaaaa... I am dieing!"
Me (rvt): "You are also spelling things wrong. I can add to your list if you like..."
TSG: [Jumps up out of her chair and scoots out of the room like a Gnu on a mission!]
And that, dear readers, is how you cure "Winter Break boredom!"