Sunday, January 11, 2009

Speak up, sonny boy, my hearing aid's not working


I kidsat tonight for my usual charge, the Kid (who is now six years old. SIX!!), and his best friend, who is four. Around 8:30 I got the boys settled down on the futon on either side of me and let them take turns choosing from a big pile of storybooks. At one point, the Friend piped up, "How old are you?"

VBG:  I'm 27.

Friend:  By the time I'm your age, you'll be dead!

VBG:  I hope not. I'll be 50, the same age as the Kid's dad.

Friend:  When I'm your age, you'll be old!


Knock it off, kid, or I'll bop you with my cane.

2 comments:

  1. Clearly someone hasn't taught that child that not every thought which rolls off his tongue is a welcomed one.

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  2. Never heard a better case for corporal punishment!

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