Monday, December 29, 2008

Like a Play in Which He's Reading My Lines

Me: Vinny, did you poo-poo?
Vinny: No. [Pause] I think he did.
Me: ...
(If he says that last line, we know he's pooped.)

Me: Would you like to read "Born"?*
Vinny: Okay. [Pause] Let's do it!

[At the table, after he's finished eating]
Vinny: I finish. I get down?
Me: Okay, let me get a washcloth.
Vinny: Good eatin'!

Me: It's time for sleepy-sleep. Let's go upstairs and brush teeth!
Vinny: Waaah! [Pause] I sowwy, it disappointing!

* On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Frasier, one of his favorite books.

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