I wrote earlier about only believing half of what Reid tells you but I should say that on any giving topic the ratio or truth to imagination can be much, much lower. Reid told Ken on the way home that we are to be lifeguards at M’s party at the Splash Wave Pool. I’d been planning to attend for that very reason and so accepted this without questioning.
Ken pointed out that Reid also told him one night last week that she was supposed to build a bird house for homework. She did, in fact, tell us that. When I teased the head teacher about giving us more than an evening’s notice about such projects, she burst out laughing. As best we can figure, one of the preschool teachers (there are 5 between the senior and junior classes) must have pointed out the new bird feeder in the play yard. Someone might have even mentioned that the kids might be able to build one. In a hypothetical kind of way. Now Ken has another job on his “to do” list. Not that I wouldn’t be willing to try but I doubt Ken – or anyone who is familiar with my hand-eye coordination – wants me using a saw or hammer anywhere near Reid.