Thursday, June 14, 2012


A woman and her young son joined me in the elevator this morning around 7:30 as I headed out for a run. She asked about my "little friends" by which I assumed she meant my children. It was one of those "do I tell her we homeschool and have to face the inevitable questions and confusion?" Then I remembered that technically it's summer, so I said, "They've on vacation."

"Vacation?!? So early?!?"

"Uh . . . America has a different schedule than China . . . " I replied sheepishly.

Her contempt was palpable as she exited the elevator to escort her son to school where obviously he will grow to be more intelligent than these feral American street urchins.

I should have gone with "homeschool."

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