“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.”
I’m pretty sure Mom doesn’t know what she doesn’t know. That’s probably because she thinks she knows everything. At least that’s how she acts sometimes!
Recently she signed herself up for a webinar called Picture Books in Focus, so I think she’s ready to learn something new. Ugh. Now she’ll REALLY think she knows it all! She says she’s hoping to learn how to focus and structure her stories better. Maya Angelou says, “When you know better you do better.” So, I guess that’s what Mom is after, because who doesn’t want to do better?!
I ALWAYS learn new things. Mostly because I forget what I knew yesterday. I can sit
and come and lie down and roll over.
I can beg
and high five and give my paw and dance.
I also knock down bowling pins
and pyramids of paper cups
and sniff out hidden dental treats when Mom says, “Find it.”
In case I accidentally forget one of my tricks,
Mom practices it with me till I remember.
Two tricks I don’t know and can’t seem to learn are fetch and hide and seek. When Mom hides from me, she stands there quietly like an idiot and I never bother looking for her. I just wait till she gets bored and comes out on her own. When she tells me to fetch something, I usually bring it on the couch and try to hatch it like an egg.
I wonder if there’s a webinar for that!