07 January 2009

A conversation between M- & D-: Let's not get carried away

The following is a conversation that took place recently when my 1-year-old daughter M- met my 4-year-old son D- in our kitchen while holding a sock monkey (made by my sister) in one hand and D-'s much-loved Corduroy bear in the other.

M- (proudly holding out both animals to D-): I have a bear!

D- (in a well-practiced patronizing voice, somehow even higher than usual): Yeeeaaahhh, I let you hold Corduroy for awhile.

M-: He has pants!!

D-: ...Yeah, Corduroy does. The monkey doesn't, though, because he's just a monkey, and that would be silly.



For more childish nonsense, check out the other D- conversations and M- conversations, as well as a select few J- conversations.

21 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

Primates with pants? Pffft!

Vodka Mom said...

That would just be silly!!!

Aren't kids the BEST blog fodder EVER????

IB said...

I wish I still had that kind of logic working for me. Where/when do we lose it?

IB

Kat said...

He is so sensible!

Chris M. said...

I kinda half expected M to say, "Well, of course that would be ridiculous."

-Chris
Weather Moose

Mary said...

And why does Donald Duck have no pants but Mickey does? We should ask D.

thegirlof510 said...

Uh oh, if it's silly for primates to wear pants, we are all in a lot of trouble...

Goldfish said...

You know, I've always kind of wished sock monkeys wore pants because their butts are so ugly. But maybe that's just me....

Threeboys1mommy said...

DID YOU HEAR THAT J? He put you in the childish nonsense category.

Miss Grace said...

That would be ridiculous! He's right yknow.

nonna said...

yeah! more, more! i love ur kids. they are so smart and witty.

wonder where they get that??

must be from their mommy...hehe

Kori said...

HA. Silly indeed....

beth said...

He's right; look what happened to Curious George.

CaraBee said...

I'm impressed with M's vocabulary! My one year old communicates primarily through squeals, clicks and what I think might be Klingon.

Always Home and Uncool said...

I find the thought of me in pants silly at times. Especially the pleated variety.

Captain Dumbass said...

Makes complete sense.

LiteralDan said...

You know, I realized that technically, that monkey is MADE of clothes, so he's covered no matter what he does. Take that, Disney censors!

Threeboys1mommy: Ixnay on the pointing-out-my-slick-jibes-nay!

CaraBee: In all fairness, she's nearly two now, but yes, she's quite verbally gifted. The whole package is balanced out, however, by her horrible temper and stubbornness.

I wouldn't mind gentle squeals and clicks sometimes, certainly. Especially when she's telling me, "Get up, Daddy, I want some lunch. Get up now, please!" or telling me that no, she won't have to give up pacifiers once she chews them all to pieces, because "we can go to the stooooore and buy some more!"

Always Home and Uncool: I hear you, man-- we've all been there. Only stay-at-home dads, deadbeats, and strippers get to live the dream, though!

Weith Kick said...

I guess your 4 year old never saw Planet of the Apes. The monkeys wore pants in those movies. Or as Chuck Heston likes to call them, those "damn dirty apes!"

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

LOVE IT! Kids say the funniest damn things, Bill Cosby was right!

Father Muskrat said...

It is silly, but then again, so is 90% of the shit I hear from adults when I'm deposing them. Why are so many plaintiffs so ignorant?

The Microblogologist said...

D is obviously a refined gentleman, lol.