Friday, September 26, 2008
Charmed Under Blue Skies
Knit/Nurse friend Joan and I went to the FREE ZOO in our Chicago City today and knitted away. Joan's socks charmed me into casting on a new pair of socks myself. You see, she was using 3s or 4s to knit them up. Doubled sock yarn here I come. Detaiis in a few posts or so.
I was knitting away quietly with Joan, when I realized the peace she talked about feeling at the zoo. I hadn't really felt PEACEful at the zoo before. Then it hit me: I wasn't chaperoning anyone! I was there without counting any heads, without that green feeling I get when I am on the schoolbus for just a bit too long, without carrying ANYTHING that wasn't my own. No lunches for a dozen, no jackets, no plastic barf bags, no study sheets, and no sticky hands to hang on to for fear of losing the rowdiest one (who always seemed to be assigned to me!) No calling out names of those who run ahead or lag behind. No poop jokes. No butt jokes. No skinned knees. No imitating of primates grooming lice out of their fellows hair. No trip to the souveniors or the bathroom for that matter. No waiting on the hot bus for the other groups who lost track of time or worse lost track of a child. (darn it, I made it back here with all my charges in tow on time, lets GO!) No finding out our bus broke down in the lot and we would wait for another to arrive.....for a long time....
Wow. A day to be an adult at the zoo and just knit. I had no idea!
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)