07 October 2009

A conversation between M- and D-: It's not plagiarism, it's an homage!

The following conversation from a recent morning exemplifies perfectly the relationship between my 5-year-old son D- and my 2-year-old daughter M-. (Or, at least, it pretty well covers all the time they're not bickering or screeching at each other.)

D- (very sweetly, though M- was perfectly happy): G'morning, honey, did you have bad dreams?

M-: No, I had good dweams.

D-: Oh, well, I had a bad dream. Some bad guy came to the house and tried to take me, and I was fighting him but he took me anyway and I called out for Mom but she couldn't save me.

M- (suddenly remembering, as if an unrelated story): Yeah! I had a dream where a bad guy tried to take me, and he took me out of the house and I called, "Mom!!"



You may enjoy my previous D- conversations, (2YO daughter) M- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.

8 comments:

Midwest Mom said...

imitation is the highest form of flattery...

especially in the fear department.

Middle Aged Woman said...

One year, as a get-to-know-you exercise at school, we asked the 6th graders to list something that scared them. Number one fear, by a landslide, was being kidnapped. We were stunned. And they were serious.

Mrs. B. Roth said...

My 3 year old will happily be eating the slop I have prepared for dinner, then the 7 yo will say "EWW! This is gross, I'm not eating it!" for which he receives a time out and a stern look. Then, the 3 yo will suddenly tell me how terrible the food is and voluntarily send himself to time out.

Kids.

More slop for me!

People in the Sun said...

I wanted to write that I had the same dream, and that a bad guy was taking me and I was calling out to your wife but she didn't save me, but then I thought that maybe I shouldn't write that because THAT'S OUT OF LINE!

Aunt Juicebox said...

My 3 yr old niece used to tell me "school stories" all the time last year, which were really her sister's Kindergarten tales. It's hilarious.

CK Lunchbox said...

I heard the same conversation verbatim between a Senator and a Lobbiest for the insurance companies. Weird.

Trooper Thorn said...

Yeah! My two kids had dreams where they a bad guy took them out of the house and they called for mom.

Joe said...

Okay, call me crazy, but I think one of your kids is a liar.