Friday, May 1, 2015
"It's a *Pwogwam*!"
So today is one of Megan’s Program days. She goes on Wednesdays and Fridays. I get her up at 6:00 in the morning, and she needs to get dressed, use the bathroom, and eat. I do her hair for her and make sure her glasses are sparkling clean while she’s eating, see that she takes her morning medications, and make sure she has a dollar and change to buy a soda when they go out into the community.
Well, this morning Caitlin had gotten off at 6 a.m. from running her shift with the rescue squad. And she made chocolate chip pancakes and sausage for everyone, so she was in the kitchen with Megan whilst I was trying to locate a certain book I wanted to read.
Aware that it was now 6:59 and Megan’s bus comes at 7:00, I abandoned my search to go check at the door and see if Megan’s bus was here. It came within a minute or so, and Megan was duly hugged and sent sauntering off down the old cement walkway to get on and head off to Program. Caity and I waved to her as the bus pulled out.
And then Caitlin related to me the exchange between her and Megan in the kitchen just minutes before she came rushing down the hallway for her bus.
Caitlin was at the kitchen counter, making coffee, and Megan had stood up and gotten her coat and 50 lb backpack on.
Megan: Oooo, oooo! I need a hug!
Caity: Okay. <patting Megan on the back>
She knew I needed Megan to get going, so Caity was trying to hurry Megan along.
Caity: I think I hear the bus…
Megan dramatically grasps the edge of the counter, looking out the windows above the sink, her head bobbing up and down, trying to see the bus. Caity’s trying not to laugh.
Megan: Oh my gosh, I think it’s here!
Megan: Oh, stop, stop!
Caity: Have fun at your class.
Megan: Um, it’s not a kwass, it’s a *Pwogwam*!
And so she came down the hall, where I had just looked out the front door, and the bus came.
In relating all this to me, Caitlin and I just busted up laughing. Caity’s parting thoughts on it:
“She kwacks me up! ;) ”