I'm home alone with the kids last night as my wife was stuck in traffic on I-95. I'm heating up some leftovers for myself for dinner and the kids are keeping me company. I have given them each a cookie, to their mutual delight. At some point, however, the cookies are gone, and this is what follows:
Boy Child: [Happily burbling along at great volume]
Girl Child: Silence!
Boy Child: [Continues to burble]
Girl Child: SILENCE!
Boy Child: [Abruptly ceases burbling and looks at her intently]
Girl Child: [Looks first at Boy Child to make sure he really is going to be quiet and then turns and addresses me] Pappa, we need more cookies!
Boy Child: [Looks at me and nods head while saying his little word for yes in tone of total agreement] Ah-ta.
More cookies were distributed. A happy and joyful noise returned to the kitchen table.Posted by Random Penseur at May 26, 2005 09:05 AM