Sunday, January 4, 2009
I recognize I've been remiss in documenting the amusing quips that fall from the mouths of our two boys as they learn and adjust to the English language and all her idioms. Despite the timing, I am not resolving to improve my record keeping. But I think you'll see a few more of these...
Today Steve met final aggravation with our 4-year-old. Sweet Cooper was slovenly lounging away his Sunday morning and had small piles of unassembled LEGOs all over the front room. (According to Steve there was a pocket of them on every cushion of the sectional sofa.) When Steve decided he too would like to lounge and watch a football game while reclining in full nap position he asked Coop to pick up the LEGOs.
Rather than scurry along the sectional cleaning up LEGOs, Cooper set to building something with one of the piles. To which Steve scolded him with a stern, "I think you're missing the point. I want you to pick these up so I can sit on the sofa."
Again Cooper set to doing something. But, alas, it was the wrong thing. Steve stared him down. Cooper looked up and sheepishly said, "I'm missing the point, huh?"