Thursday, January 15, 2009

And the verdict is...

After his first day at co-op Little Dog and NE called me to give me an update. A very excited little boy detailed every step of they day in what felt like one long breath.
"I played with balls, then we cleaned up and washed our hands, we had stories and songs and I washed my hands and we ate snack and played in the house and played with an airplane and had songs and played," he said with obvious thrill of a new experience in his voice.
"So you liked school?" I asked, smiling to myself.

So later, when I tried to get a replay for his dad, I was a little surprised by his new response.
"Did you have fun at school?" I asked
"No," he said adamantly, fully ensconced in his grump alter ego.
"Did you play?" I asked, still trying to draw out a little of the previous excitement.
"No!" he said, even more grumpily, if that is possible.
"Oh no," I said, "Did they poke you with sticks?"
"Yes," he said earnestly.
Hearing this, Big Dog decided to get in on the action.
"Did the have big rocks and hit you in the head?" he asked his younger brother.
"Did they have snapping turtles that bit off your toes?" I asked.
"Yes," said Little Dog, full of sincerity.
"Did they have a big crocodile that ate your eyes?" asked Big Dog.
"Yes," he replied, eyes downcast.
"Did they have a giant frog that ate people?" asked Big Dog.
"No," said Little Dog looking up. "Just frog food."


Anonymous said...

And we wonder why he thinks there are pincing crabs lurking in his bed.


Heather said...

Too funny! I wonder what changed his mind? Did he look back and realize all the hand-washing was a little excessive? haha

BoneFolder said...

I hate that your kids are funnier than mine.

Beth said...

Funny! I love the way kids can change their mind... just because.

VDog said...

Your blog is teh awesome. Love the dog family.

Hope the co-op gets better! lol

Mrs. F said...

Bwahaha. Your boys are so funny!

Abigail Road said...

Oh my god, that's priceless. Best laugh I've had all day!

Z said...

"no, just frog food" hahaha! thanks for the laugh!!!

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