". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Smart Kid

Today at lunch my 4-year-old asked me, "Mommy, are you old?" to which I attempted to explain in the simplest possible terms that being old is relative--that I'm older than some people (like him) and younger than others (like Grandma). But as my words floundered and I realized he wasn't quite grasping the point, I finally gave up and in good rhetorical style avoided the whole question by turning it back over to him:

"What do you think, honey? Do you think I'm old?"

"No, I think you're Mommy."

So, all you mommies out there, please note well the implications of this assertion. One cannot simultaneously be old and be a mommy.

Am I raising a genius or what?

2 comments:

elephantschild said...

Absolutely brilliant.

HannahJ said...

A bit off topic, but here's a hilarious link from the same people we have Book-a-Minute...Behold the Dialectizer!

http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/

Simply enter a URL and select from among such noted dialects as Redneck, Elmer Fudd, and Jive; be sure to do this in a place allowing outbursts of noise. ;)