Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for August 22, 2004
Eve: Owen, we need to have a talk. Sit down. Owen: Okay, Mommy. Eve: Miss Pam told me you hit James in school today. Owen: But he took my- Eve: It doesn't matter what he took. You don't hit people! Owen: Okay. Eve: He's paying attention! Use your words, not your fists. You must respect others and...I'm so good at this! He's hanging on my every word! ...Grow up to be a good man. A patient man. You must be calm- Man, I should write a book on discipline! He is totally sorry! ...Get your teacher or come to me and we'll stop it, OK? Eve: Do you understand? Owen: Yes, mama. Eve: Good. I'm glad we had this talk. Any questions? Owen: Yes. Why do punkins gots triangle eyes?