15 September 2010

A conversation with M-: What good's education if you can't show it off?

The following exchange with my 3-year-old daughter M- came in the midst of a completely unrelated conversation between my wife J- and me in the car the other day:

(J- and I discussing something boring like taxes, or kitchen remodeling)

M (loudly interrupting): BABY gorillas are nice. (ominously) But NOT silverbacks.....

Me: ... Huh? ...M-, did you learn about gorillas in preschool today??

M- (satisfiedly): YESsirrr.



You may enjoy my previous M- conversations, (6YO son) D- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.

9 comments:

unmitigated me said...

And don't you forget it, mister.
With my younger sister, we call this a "Back to me" moment. Good girl.

Mary said...

That was important for you to know in case you met a silverback gorilla later in the day.

Muskrat said...

And that's why our local soccer team is called the Atlanta Silverbacks. Because they're not nice.

Irish Gumbo said...

Silverbacks. She's right, they aren't nice, eating all the leaves and grunting at the baby gorillas to get the hell out of their trees...

Always Home and Uncool said...

I can almost hear the wagging of M- 's finger.

People in the Sun said...

Send him to kitchen remodeling preschool!

(Another problem solved)

People in the Sun said...

Her!

Father Knows (Travis) Best said...

It sounds like your boring tax-related conversation needed some spicing up anyway. Well played by the little one.

LiteralDan said...

Yeah, I need to start some sex-and-violence-fueled hobbies that are also tax deductible. That would be an organic way to take things up a notch... just like when they have a long-lost wacky cousin with a cute little kid abruptly move in with an otherwise stale sitcom family around season 4!