Friday, April 28, 2006

You Have the Power

Three little boys pound by, one at each end and one in the middle of a long strip of fabric. Round and round and round they go. Dining room, living room, hall, dining room, living room, hall...

BambambambambambamBAMBambamBAMbambambam...
You tolerate these things when toddlers have been stuck indoors by the rain for three days. It's only fair. Oh! The child at the end is shouting in distress! "Hey, guys!" he shouts. "Stop! Stop! Stop!" "What's wrong?" I ask the distressed one they pound past me where I stand in the living room door. "I'm tired of running! I don't want to run any more! Stop! Stop! STOP!!!" His voice trails into the distance down the hall. I wait. They're in the dining room. They're back in the living room. Yell at distressed boy as they pass, "If you don't want to run, then let go!" Child vanishes into the hall, his cries trailing like a banner behind. "Stop! Stop! Stooooop!" Dining room, back to living room. He calls to me, "WHaaAaAAaat?" "LET! GO!!" Child drops his arms. "oh." The other two thunder into the distance. There is peace.

5 Comments:

Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Too funny! I love that he's so caught up in the moment that the most obvious solution eludes him.

4/28/2006 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Oh yeah, drop the rope. Sometimes I need a little reminder too.

4/28/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Too funny. Poor lil guy didn't realize he held all the power to stop it.

4/28/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

That could apply to so many things in life but I imagine that was your intention.

4/28/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

MamacitaTina: And in that, he's not too different from the rest of us, is he? LOL

Peter: Let go! Whhaaat? LET GO!

kimmyk: He was a little alarmed by it all, but I laughed anyway. I'm mean that way...

Granny: Yes, indeed. It was poor, worried George on the end, but really, it could be anyone, in a lot of situations.

4/29/2006 09:03:00 AM  

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