There has been much discussion amongst K-C and K-W (the two kindergarten classes) as to why Mac can’t talk.
Connor gets the whole wheelchair thing – his Dad is in a wheelchair – but “why can’t Mac talk?” or “do the things his Dad can?”
Izzy had one answer – “it is because his brain is smooshed all through his body”. Izzy has been at Day Care with Mac, she knows about his brain injury – this is her take on it.
James, on the other hand, has a different take…
“it’s because he swallowed a fly…” ?
Connor was not convinced. I have since filled his mum in with regards to Mac’s brain injury.
Guess we are just about due for a Q&A session with the kids.
In James’ defence his class has been reading “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly”
However, I don’t think we will go into the “perhaps she’ll die” portion of the book/song.
I look forward to answering their questions – particularly as there won’t be any parents around to ‘shush’ them.