Greetings from the lovely town of Évora in the Alentejo region of Portugal. I just arrived this morning after a lovely overnight plane ride from Newark, New Jersey. It is just now 10:00 in the morning and my room is not yet ready, of course. So I am lounging by the beautiful pool trying to catch up on a few articles. As I normally do when I am on the road, I revisit some of my favorite Sundays Are For Sebastian. Today, I am republishing two, centered on a common theme, both occurring a few years ago when Sebastian was five (he is now eight).
Sebastian has a science project: he has to make a diorama. He has decided that the Cheetah will be the subject of his project.
My wife: “So what are you supposed to put in the diorama.”
Sebastian: “We need to have them doing something that they like to do.”
My wife: “OK, that sounds great! So what do Cheetahs like to do?”
Seba: “Make cubs.”
We were in the car the other day when Sebastian said:
“Daddy, when are we going to get home? I need to do my diarrhea.”
Me: “WHAT? Are you sure?”
Panic mode set in. I started thinking of the nearest place I could pull over and get him to a bathroom–we were still a good 15 minutes from home.
Sebastian: “Yeah, it’s due on Monday and I have not done ANYTHING yet.”
Me: “You mean your diorama?”
Sebastian: “Yes! That’s what I said!”