Thursday, June 23, 2011

Advice for those long dull summer days

Sometimes in the summer I would be at my grandparents’ house in Winnipeg and like all children I would run out of amusements and complain to the closest adult that I was bored. Grandpa Schafer would suggest thumb twiddling. He would demonstrate with the thumbs going clockwise and then add that if that became boring one could switch direction. He would then demonstrate them going counter-clockwise. Grandma would often ask, “Have you had a good cry? When I get frustrated and can’t think of what to do with myself, I sit down and have a good cry. Perhaps you should do that. Go sit over there and have a good cry.”


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