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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Story Worth Retelling

I thought about blogging this the day it happened, but I just didn't think it would translate well to print.  Since then, I've shared the story several times, and I've finally decided I just have to share it with all of you.  Bear with me as I try to include the two-year-old "accent."

The Story:
Alex has a huge imagination.  We often turn heads as we play baseball with no equipment as we wait outside the preschool or have a snowball fight in the lobby of the doctor's office.  He even likes to play make-believe versions of his favorite video games.  "Mom... you be Sonic." 

One of his favorite games right now involves filling restaurant orders.  You say, "I'd like an icecream cone, a hamburger, and fries."  He bends down to his collection of imaginary food and carefully selects the items you ordered.  He hands them to you, naming each one by one, then watches as you eat them.

We were recently waiting for the doctor and filling the time playing this game.  He'd completed several of Mommy's orders, and Daddy decided to get in on the fun.

Daddy: "I'd like some calamari and escargot."

Alex: Looking through his imaginary food. "I don hab doze."

Daddy: "Well, what do you have?"

Alex: Scanning the "food" again. "I hab... deze (pointing to one imaginary pile) and doze (pointing to a separate pile)."

Daddy: "Okay, I'll take those."

Alex: Processing Daddy's order and looking at his "food."  Pause.  Innocent look up at Daddy. 

"Dem are not for you."


Fountaine's said...

That is so funny. I needed the laugh, thanks Alex!

Rebecca and Nick said...

SO cute! That is such a good thing to get that typed down before you forget! Owen is saying funny things and I end up forgetting and not being able to remember what they are, and I get so mad at myself for it!

Kris said...

LOVE the new look of your blog. How did you do it? As for Alex...hilarious and SO cute!

Mecham Family said...

That made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing!