Friday, November 16, 2007

"You've been mostly dead all day." *

Friday morning, breakfast.
The boys are eating oatmeal and talking about how old people are.
(No, no idea why. Who knows why they talk about three-quarters of the crap they talk about?)

Primo: I’m 6, and Segundo is 4, and Terzo is 2.
Terzo: Two!
Primo: Punto’s 5. But Tiny and Cippy [the cats] are only 4.
Terzo: (Throwing spoonful of oatmeal at the poor dog.) Punto! Five!
Segundo: Daddy’s 45. [Um, he’s not, he’s only 44. At least for a few more months.]
Terzo: Daddy!
Primo: But Mama’s only 37! That’s not old.
Segundo: No, Mama’s not old.
Primo: (helpfully) Grandpap’s old. And Grandma’s old.
Segundo: (thoughtfully contemplating his last spoonful of oatmeal) Yeah, she’s practically DEAD.

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* Fezzik to Westley, in "The Princess Bride."
With my sincere apologies to Liz.

8 comments:

paula said...

Kids are too funny and I love that movie...

Lazy cow said...

Daughter: Mum is 41.
Son: But Daddy is only 39.
Me: If you spread that around the playground I'll kill you both.
PS. I always pictured your husband as your age or younger. I wonder why.....

Katya said...

"Practically dead"! I love that conversation -- and also the movie. It's one I can watch many times without getting tired of it.

Badger said...

Okay, actual conversation from Tuesday lunch at the girl child's school.

GC, to her friend: Look, my mom and grandma are here!
Friend: Which one is your mom?
Me, helpfully: The young one!
Friend: [blank stare]

My mom is 20 years older than me AND LOOKS IT, THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

See, this is why I dislike children.

HEATHER said...

Ouch, I bet Grandma loved that one!

Liz said...

You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Sarah Louise said...

out of the mouths of babes...

(cough cough, as I stop giggling to post this comment...)

catsteevens said...

Oh my gosh, this absolutely totally made my morning. Adorable!