Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A tale in Rolesville

The date is January 20, 2009. The TV is not changing from a network station airing live streaming video of the Capital City. Through tears, and a trembling voice, a mother tells her 5 year old son, "Today," she pauses, "is a really... exciting... day."

A few seconds pass, and he replies, "I know!" She momentarily thinks he's realized the weight behind her words. "Today is Tuesday, a school day, and we're home getting to play in the snow!!! I thought we already talked about this."


Kyle and Aly said...

I love your tale and I love the day. I, too was holding back tears. Mama said at one point, "I really love that man."

Soxy Pirate said...

For some reason I'm picturing Rodney angrily chopping wood behind the house while all of this was going on...even if you don't have a fireplace.

Emily Lauren said...

Too cute. Gotta love these 5 yr old kids, huh?
Is Rodney a Republican?
I'm just going by what your brother said.....

leah said...

joel, that is funny!
emily - he is.

lov said...

i talked about this with my coworkers today
i totally thought this was sooooo funny!

and then when i talked about yesterday with my kids at school....i got a lot of responses like this!
kids are too cute!

Melissa said...

Kids say the darndest things:)

6Kids|??Grandkids said...

What a wonderful story. And the way you told it was equally as special!

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