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.


Blogger Candace said...

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


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

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

Which one did you say was brighter? :)

8/04/2005 02:26:00 p.m.  
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 p.m.  
Blogger Haley said...

I remember that! Oh child logic.

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

Nobody yelled "10 minute rule!"?

8/05/2005 09:32:00 a.m.  
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 p.m.  

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