15 October 2008

A conversation with M-: We'll have to amputate

Because it provides a very revealing look into where we are on several fronts of my 20-month-old daughter M-'s advanced development, I thought I'd share this short conversation that took place recently after I brushed a couple of leaves off the trunk of our car:

M-: Ow, Dad!! Dad-- ow.

Me: What's wrong, honey?

M- (gesturing to her outstretched foot): You frew the leafs at my shoe.

Me: ... Oh... sorry.

M-: Thank you.

30 comments:

Natalie said...

oh my! how could you? that poor baby!

The Microblogologist said...

She seriously talks in sentences like that at 20 months??? She is advanced!

Joe said...

Ha. She doesn't cry when you cut her nails or hair does she? My nephew did that. Screamed bloody murder because it hurt so much to have his hair cut.

Middle Aged Woman said...

You need to get one of those newfangled Leaf Frowers. Then things like this wouldn't happen.

Poli said...

That's so adorable:) She really must be very smart to talk like this at this age;)

MamaNeena said...

Mean Daddy! How dare you throw leaves at that polite little child's feet. You should be sorry!

Russ said...

Nah, Mr. B loves to play in the leaves! We spend plenty of time just sitting and tearing up leaves too.

Seriously Mama said...

You have a 20 month old with manners! Share the secrets!

Mary said...

Anyone else thinking of the princess and the pea?

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

How DARE you frow leafs at her SHOE in such a haphazard manner?

Those leafs are freaking dangerous.

Oh, and by the way? Gifted Children can become very, very difficult because they will be smarter than you by kindergarten. Just sayin'.

Kat said...

You are so lucky that she can express herself in words. My almost 2 1/2 daughter still doesn't speak that well. Sometimes it is a bit frustrating.

Chris said...

I've got Social Services on the line, Dan.

They want to know exactly how many leaves and how often this has occurred.

I need dates and times, man.

-Chris
Weather Moose

The Mad Hatress said...

How dare you throw leaves at her por litte shoe!! Funny, Chris. :)

ali said...

Okay, I'm gonna have to go with the flow here and ask why in the world would you throw leaves at a baby?! Sheesh.

People in the Sun said...

Hey! Your daughter is cute!

CaraBee said...

Haven't you been reading all of the articles about leaf damage to toddlers? Every fall, the stories come out...

Miss Grace said...

And those leafs hurt!!

Kori said...

You are about as cruel as they come, old man!

Threeboys1mommy said...

She must have been wearing her Crocs... those holes can make a child feel very vulnerable.

Casey said...

Wow, my twenty-one month old doesn't say much. Well he does, but I don't understand much of what he's trying to say.

beth said...

We shoe fanatics are very particular about our prized footware and I'm sure she appreciated that fact that you quickly realized the heinous nature of your wrongdoing!

Shannon said...

You've gotta watch out for those leaves... they look so innocent...

But that's when the GETCHA!

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

She's a princess.

A pure, honest to Betsy - PRINCESS.

And she deserves to be treated like one, so listen up ... no more leaf tossing at shoes.

K?

Issas Crazy World said...

How dare you "frow leafs" on her shoe? You are so in trouble with that one.

sarah said...

what are these leaves on the ground you speak of? is that something that happens up north?

Andrea said...

And here I thought my 21-month-old was coming along pretty well in the language department, and you had to blow it for me. Thanks, LD!

You'd better watch your back. She might retaliate and throw a few back!

Ringleader said...

Really, some people, frowing leafs at innocent children! (How's that for hate mail?)

Rikki said...

Aren't kids grand. Mine yell at me when I try to cool of their soup and they complain that I am blowing in their face!

Ungrateful wretches! :)

Mrs4444 said...

Off to call CPS....

Elisa said...

Your kids are all super-smart! What the heck do you feed them? At 20 months M already expresses herself that well AND she's figured out the fine art of manipulation! Afterall, the damsel in distress is a real killer ;-)
I really would love to meet your family, you guys all sound awesome!