27 February 2008

A conversation with D-: A laugh in the forest

This morning, the kiddos and I were eating breakfast, while I was reading (Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country, if you're interested), when all of a sudden, D- began fake-laughing hysterically. Naturally, I was curious, so I said, "What?"

D-: What? [with a completely blank expression, as if he had no idea what I could be asking about]

Me: You were laughing...

D-: Oh, I went [makes random, understated noise & face] to myself and so I laugh-did^. What were YOU laughing about?

Me: I wasn't laughing at all.

D-: Oh.


This is how D- pronounces most past-tense verbs.

See the archive for more Conversations with D-.


Anonymous said...

I love this.

LiteralDan said...

Glad to be of service!

Anonymous said...

I'm catching up with your blog at the end of two weeks visiting with my 4-year-old granddaughter, and it was such a pleasure to be able to laugh out loud (instead of choking on my laugh) at these beautiful gems from the mouths (and hands, in M-'s case) of children without offending the marvelous child who provided them. Thank you, Sir Literal Dan!