I wouldn't try to add to Lisa Hachee's post on the hellish nature of midterms; she did a beautiful job of encapsulating precisely why this week can wreak havoc on dental school families. But I thought I would just add a few of the comments that have been uttered in my house so that you can fully acquaint yourself with the tone which accompanies such said events:
Adam, playing with Eli's pretend phone: "Hello? hello, is this the Indians? Hi, are you coming to get Eli? Ok, great we will see you soon and give you a lump sum to take him away."
"Duane! Shut...........up!" Both of us have been found saying that.
And then my very favorite:
Adam: "Do you kind of understand why some animals eat their young?"
Adam: Pause..."I mean, the mama is starving because she doesn't have time to hunt for food because she is taking care of her crying child all day long, she thinks she sucks at being a mom anyway and that the baby is unhappy. So it's just the natural, efficient outcome of a problem. Seriously."
PS We don't hate Eli