I know I'm a couple of weeks late bringing this up, being that Columbus day is long since over and gone, and you're all done with your big celebrations.
Personally, I don't really care to celebrate Columbus day. I'll just be honest here, it's kind of an irritating holiday for me. Typically, I spend a small portion of the day walking down to the the mailbox. Then I get there and realize that I just wasted five whole minutes of my life that I'll never get back, walking to a god-forsaken mailbox, on a supposed holiday that no one actually celebrates. Except for bankers and mailmen. I usually allow myself just a little slice of bitterness as I trudge forlornly back to my driveway. It's easy to forget that I used to really whoop it up on Columbus day back when I was in banking. In fact, I really loved having a paid day off that no one else got. Serves me right I suppose.
Okay. So the reason for this post, (and there is always a reason, lest you doubt me for even a second) is that my son recently finished a report on Mr. Columbus. Not such a good guy really. Did you know that? He was kind of slimy sort. Liar. Slave driver. Swindler... you know, really "quality character" things that you'd want to celebrate by giving the world no mail for an entire day. (I promise to drop this now.)
But the point is, that JJ drew the cutest picture for his report and I laughed for three whole minutes as I read it. (Almost makes up for the five I lost when..... Oh yeah. I said I'd stop.)
If you can't read it, allow me to decipher it for you. The first picture is of Columbus's three ships. Presumably, Columbus is shouting at someone on the shore, "Earth is round." And that ignorant naysayer on land is shouting, "No it's not!" And if you look very closely at the picture, it appears that the land-loving unbeliever is cupping his hands around his mouth so as to carry his shout further. Hence, my three minutes of laughter.
Admittedly, it takes very little to make me laugh for three whole minutes these days.
I blame homeschooling.
And mailmen who take days off.