Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hygiene, sorta

From the archives. Characters, Boy 1 and Boy 2, both 2 and a half. Boy 2 is quite a bit brighter than Boy 1. (What? Don't give me that look. Some kids just have to work a little harder, that's all... And this one rarely bothered.) Between them, the boys have caused a major Cheerios spill. Little oat O's cascade all over the dining room table, bench, and floor. The boys are each given a receptacle and are set to picking them up. Boy 1, not surprisingly, is happily shovelling them into his mouth as quickly as he can manage. Boy 2 reprimands him. "No, no, we don't eat food offa the floor! We eat it out of a bowl, like me, see?" he says, chewing with gusto. And displays for Boy 1's perusal a little orange bowl, filled to the brim with Cheerios. Which he had just picked up from the floor.

6 Comments:

Blogger Candace said...

But, you see, he was eating them out of the BOWL. That's so totally different from the floor.

Duh!

Don't you LOVE two-year-old logic?

8/04/2005 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Sharkey said...

Which one did you say was brighter? :)

8/04/2005 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Misfit: totally

Sharkey: you might wonder, but Boy 2 was applying logic, at any rate.

8/04/2005 02:34:00 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

I remember that! Oh child logic.

8/04/2005 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Nobody yelled "10 minute rule!"?

8/05/2005 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Matthew: No, they didn't. How astonishing! Too young, perhaps? Around here, it's usually: Swoop! "Still good!"

8/05/2005 03:21:00 PM  

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