February 27, 2005

A Conversation

As most of you regular readers may know (all eight of you), this blog has grown to be an extended love letter to my children, among all the other things I write about. Here is a conversation I had with my daughter yesterday morning:

Girl Child comes into kitchen: Holy crap!

Me: What did you say?

GC: Holy crap.

Me: Where did you learn that?

GC: Sponge Bob.

Me: Well, Sponge Bob got it wrong. Its holy crackers.

GC: Holy crackup?

Me: You could say that, too. In any event, I'd be very careful and not listen to what Sponge Bob says.

GC: Why?

Me: Clearly, he is inherently unreliable. [Remember, she just turned 4]

GC: Why do you think that?

Me: Well, perhaps I don't exactly think it. It isn't quite a thought, more the merest shadow of a scintilla of the beginning of a thought concerning his reliability as a source for you.

Wife: How much coffee have you had this morning? Because I don't think you should have any more.

GC: What's a scintilla?

Me: Go look it up in the dictionnary and report back.

GC: [looking at her mother and speaking Norwegian] Pappa's a very silly man, isn't he?

No one else may find this amusing, but that's ok. Maybe you had to be there.

Posted by Random Penseur at February 27, 2005 06:51 AM

It's very amusing. You have beautiful kids RP, and your an awesome Dad :) I wish I had a dad like you.

Posted by: holly at February 27, 2005 09:36 AM

I did have a dad like you. I got a pretty good verbal SAT score because of him. ;-)

Posted by: nic at February 27, 2005 10:42 AM


Posted by: Andrew Cusack at February 27, 2005 07:04 PM

Scintillatingly silly! What I want to know is, did Spoinge Bob really say "Holy Crap"?

Posted by: Mark at February 28, 2005 05:06 PM

By the way, "dictionary" is spelled with one "n", not two! Gotcha!

Posted by: Mark at February 28, 2005 05:08 PM

Aw, crap! "Sponge" is spelled without an "i"!

Posted by: Mark at February 28, 2005 05:09 PM

I loved it! Very cute and funny, as always, RP. :-)

And Mark, I wouldn't be surprised if Sponge Bob says "crap" on the show. I know my best friend won't let her kids watch it because she doesn't like the language.

Oh, and btw...LMAO at you catching RP's spelling error and then typing out "Spoinge". AHHAHAHAHAA! Classic! *grins*

Posted by: Amber at February 28, 2005 10:18 PM

Sheesh, and here, for once, I was going to give RP a pass on the typo because the story was so cute, when all you eager beavers pounced. My work here is done.

Posted by: GrammarQueen at March 2, 2005 12:21 PM

Pride goeth before the fall.

Posted by: Mark at March 2, 2005 01:27 PM
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