Words to Laugh By

So while Erin still fights off her case of bronchitis, Aidan has almost kicked his, which he’s had for a week.

But, today was a big day. It was dentist day. His second official appointment. I stayed home with (a very cranky) Erin while Renee took Aidan. He did very well, which is always a good thing. And, he came home with stickers, a toothbrush and a super ball — you know, one of those small, crazy bounce-all-over-the-place balls.

So, as he’s bouncing the ball in the living room (I know, I know….), I mention to him that I wonder if we could get the ball to sing. (Note: I have no idea why I said this, but go with me for a minute.)

“You know, bud, we could get the ball to sing like the rocks.”

“Rocks don’t sing, daddy.”

“They do in the Dora song. You know, …boingy, boingy, boingy bing we get these rocks to sing….”

(Note: yup, that’s a real line from a Dora song.)

“Dad, rocks don’t sing in our world.”

You can’t make this stuff up. But wait, there’s more.


“Yes, dad.”

“Well, if we can’t get the ball to sing. Maybe it could just talk.”

“No,” he said. “Balls just bounce.”

Insert about 20 seconds of silence before he says:

“But balls do talk in Elmo’s world.”

Ah. That’s my boy.

5 Comments on “Words to Laugh By”

  1. cdp says:

    Everything talks in Elmo’s World!

    And muy kudos to you for more parental patience than I can muster these days. One of those bouncy balls enters the house and it’s not three minutes before I’m barking at someone, anyone, to please. put. the. damn. bouncy. ball. away.

    Usually followed with WHY DID YOU JUST THROW THAT AT YOUR BROTHER? Did you NOT hear me JUST tell you to PUT IT AWAY?!?

  2. erin says:

    so cute!

    but yeah, the bouncy ball in the house would drive me nuts.

    oh, and the yummies recipe has been posted šŸ™‚

  3. Anna says:

    see, he was with you!

  4. heatherdc says:

    I love that you quoted Dora, haha!

  5. Chelle says:

    I have no idea who Dora is or why she sings about rocks, but I love the boingy, boingy, boingy bing thing. Sorry about the other cranky kid. Hope she feels better. Did I miss her at the office today?

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