Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers

When #1 Son was in kindergarten, we still had two small girls at home, so on several occasions I took time off work to accompany the class on outings as a parent volunteer. In spring we went to the goose nesting site at Wascana Park to see the baby geese and ducklings. This is a fenced in area, requiring a guide with a key to enter. Safer from human and large anmal predators.

Apparently Mrs Barry, the kindergarten teacher, was not accustomed to having any fathers along on her excursions, as she said to us, "All you Mothers, sit over there".

Recounting the incident some years later, I commented that while I had been called a Mother before, it was always as part of a compound word.

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