Jack: I want to go see the dragons.
George: [looks at me, confused]
Me: He means the Dayton Dragons. We pass the stadium on the way home from Children’s Hospital.
George: Oh! Jack, you want to go see a baseball game?
Jack: No. I want to see the dragons.
George: The Dragons are a baseball team. There aren’t any dragons, buddy.
Jack: [very quiet] Oh.
The disappointment was palpable, and utterly, horribly funny. Nick, George, and I dissolved in uncontrollable laughter. Jack asked, "What's so funny?" Which only made us laugh harder. When I said, "We love you soooo much!" and gave him a hug, he said, "Thanks, Mommy." No hurt feelings for our insensitivity. Whew.The week's essay is coming. Ironically, it seems since I decided to make my theme for 2010 WRITE, I'm ten times slower cranking out words. Go figure.