Thursday, March 13, 2008

Good thing we homeschool!

Reason # 12, 459 to homeschool provided by the thoroughly shocked and slightly terrified cashier lady....
Her: Now why aren't you kids in school? ( Half joking, half probing)
Me: Well, they are in school... we home school. But we have also been at the doctor's office all morning because my daughter has her second strange rash of the week. 
Her: (With a very palpable look of fear on her face) Is it contagious? 
Me: Uh...yeah...highly! That's why we are standing here in the middle of a heavily trafficked grocery store. Cough, cough, cough, sniffle! No. It isn't.
Her: Well, I guess it's a good thing you keep them at home!
Me: Um...yeah. Ok.


  1. How charitable of you... my answer would have been, "So they don't grow up to be cashiers."

  2. Lol! Really all you can do is laugh! People say the darndest things doing those brief social awkward interactions. -Elizabeth


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