Friday, March 28, 2008

Adventures in Histrionics

The manner in which the toddler utters the word "no" conveys the nuances of his intricate thought processes. To wit:
  • "No no" [while smiling]: yes.
  • "No no no" [while shaking head and reaching for something off-limits]: I know you don't want me to touch this, but I have no impulse control.
  • "No!" [shaking head violently while pushing the spoon away]: I'll eat it only if I get to feed myself.
  • "Nooooo!" [in agony]: I'm so tired.

1 comment:

lost clown said...

Ah yes, the time that they discover 'no' and use it for everything.