Good morning Everyone!
The following conversation took place between Mark, Kayla and I as we were headed into choir last night.
Kayla: Mom, some of the kids are saying we’re off next week.
Mom: No, just Friday for Veteran’s Day.
Kayla: Veterinarian’s Day is Wednesday, November 9. We are singing that day.
Mom: Veteran’s Day, dear, and it’s November 11. You’re just singing Wednesday because you’re off on the 11th. Do you know what a veteran is?
Kayla, dismissing the question with a wave: Yes, they’re someone who served in the military.
Kayla, moving forward to essentials: We’re singing the Army-Navy song, My Country ‘Tis of Thee and This Land is My Land. Do you know that song?
Mom, looking over at Dad, who hates “This Land is My Land”: Yes, we know that song.
Kayla: Did you know that Veterinarian’s Day is the day after my birthday?
Dad: (Ignoring the temporal inaccuracies of the previous statement): Veteran’s Day.
Kayla: Veteran’s Day.
Mom: Do you know what a veterinarian is?
Kayla, scornfully: Of course I do. They’re the ones that only eat vegetables.
Mom, hastily smothering a laugh: No, those people are vegetarians. A veterinarian treats animals. That’s different.
Dad: Unless you have a veterinarian who is a vegetarian veteran….
The lady walking into church in front of us started to laugh. She probably thought we were crazy, but then again, that’s what keeps us sane!
Have a great day everyone!