Sunday, March 8, 2015
a real life conversation
after just waking up i walked to the boys' room to check on them. graham was awake but still lying in bed so i crawled in next to him. he started whispering to me...
graham: mommy, i have a joke for you. well, it's kind of a riddle.
graham: how do you put a hippo in a frigerator?
me: i have no idea.
graham: you open the door, stuff him in, then close the door.
me: [skeptical about this riddle]: oh, i see!
graham: how do you put a giraffe in a frigerator?
me: um, you open the door, stuff him in, then close the door?
graham: yes, except you have to pull the hippo out first.
me: oh, of course.
graham: mommy, there's a river. there's a sign that says "beware alligators" and the bridge is out. how do you get across?
me: you jump?
graham: no, you swim because the alligators are at a party.
me [smiling]: that's pretty clever, graham.
graham: who can't cross the river?
me: i don't know. buddy.
graham: the giraffe! because he's stuck in the frigerator!
here are a few cute word-mishaps harrison has said lately...
"give me those cards! staff!" (he meant to say STAT)
"don't temper me with cookies" (he meant to say TEMPT)
"we need a new suspenders" (he meant to say SUSPENSION for the car)