Tayte, Baby Shaye and I enjoy a fifteen minute drive to the babysitters house about 6:15am every morning. I am a morning person, but not to the degree Tayte is. He wakes up spouting off possible plans for the day and pointing out everything in our path. I am just trying to figure out how late I am going to be and mentally inventing a coffee warmer for the Womb on Wheels.
Sometimes I try to think of things to say to stop him from talking, so the other day we were talking about the sunrise. I was teaching him about sunRISE and sunSET. He says sunset is when the sun goes under the grass. (Think about it for a minute like I had to....it makes sense.) This conversation naturally progressed to the idea of east and west - I have been trying to teach my fourteen year old who will soon be able to take driver's ed directions - I figured I would just teach Tayte too. (Maybe with an eleven year head start Tayte will be better at directions than Ty.)
A couple of days later I was in the car with The Coach and Tayte and remembered our lesson. Anticipating a stunning correct answer I oh so proudly asked, "Tayte, what direction are we going." He triumphantly replied, "West!" I told him he was right and what a good job he had done.
I glanced at The Coach and he looked unimpressed. All indignant I said, "Well aren't you glad I have been teaching him directions."
"No." he replied.
Truly insulted and thinking my husband had no appreciation for my hard educational work I asked. "Well why in the hell not?"
"Because we are going straight EAST, Heather."
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. We are all gearing up for the Turkey Trot and some football, and a little shopping. Enjoy your families!!