April 07, 2005

Some Girl Child conversations

She was on a roll, last night.

First, the nanny and I were talking and the Girl Child came over and inserted herself into the conversation with this comment:

GC: Nanny is going to have a baby.

N: I am?

GC: Yeah, with her boyfriend.

N: Well, maybe someday, but not now.

Me: Besides, doesn't her boyfriend get a vote in that?

N: Yeah, daddies are very important, you know.

GC: No. They don't get to make decisions. The only ones who make decisions are Presidents and Mammas.

We both laughed but it occurred to me that it was not entirely inaccurate and moreover the President has to act, in some things at least, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The same thing is not really true for the Mamma who rarely acts with the advice and consent of the Pappa.

Then, later last night, I was putting the Girl Child in her bed and we had the following exchange:

GC: I hope that spider doesn't come back out from under my bed.

Me: If he does, don't worry, I'll eat him.

GC: Yuck!

Me: No, they're pretty good if you grill them.

GC: Pappa, you eat the yuckiest things!!!

Me: No, I don't.

GC: Yes, you do. People don't eat bugs. Frogs eat bugs. People eat food. And dessert. And snacks. And lunch and that's it.

There you have it, the four major food groups: Food; Dessert; Snacks; and Lunch.

No word on the spider.

As for the Boy Child last night, it was vomit city. All over his bed, my wife, the stairs, and his pyjamas. It was a long night.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 7, 2005 09:04 AM

I am quite happy with the revisions to the food pyramid. Bless the GC!!!

Hope the BC feels better real soon!

Posted by: Wicked H at April 7, 2005 09:16 AM

Oh, your poor son. I hope he recovers quickly.

Posted by: nic at April 7, 2005 12:17 PM

Vomit in the bed. Been there. Yuckier than the spider. But much less scary...

Posted by: Amber at April 7, 2005 12:43 PM

Hope Boy Child feels better soon. My prayers for a quick recovery and vomitless day are with you. I was in your shoes 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: michele at April 8, 2005 07:48 AM
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