when words fail me, which is often, I paint. When words work for me and are available on time, I am surprised.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Kids say the Darndest Things

Last week I had a four year old tow-head in my chair. He was very quiet. I asked him if he liked his haircut after I trimmed him out. He let out a guttural noise. His mom said, He croaks, that means he likes it.

I see.

As he was leaving, I said good bye. He croaked in response.

My oldest son Wiley included the Molk- troll (for remote control) car on his Christmas list when he was five. He also asked me to buy Christ- Crispies at the grocery store that year and later said all he wanted for Christmas was a fruit basket.

The same year his younger brother Avi asked for a bow tie for Christmas and constantly asked me to check his head for head-lites.

Kids say the funniest things.

Some kids get into their twenties and they still have that flair with words.

Slow at work today, penance for being prodigal this week.

I call Avi.

What are you up to I ask

Working on becoming more of a sociopath mother, thank you for asking.

At least he said thank you


Michelle O'Neil said...

Love it!

Seth lately has been pulling a G.W. with the word regular.


tom said...

That "thank you" shows he has a lot of work to do..LOL

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

At what point do parents start to wish their children hadn't fully developed language skills?

Stacy said...

Poet:with this kid it was less than one year, it hasn't stopped yet.