Wednesday, February 23, 2011

two words

Today I took the children out for lunch. We had a lovely time together for once (usually at least one of the three of us is cranky). Towards the end of lunch I made up a game. I made the children look away, and I tore a paper napkin in half. On each half I wrote a word, a word describing each child. I put the pieces of napkin away and set the children to guessing. "It's a word I use, a word that describes you. Something I say to you."

Lola cocked her head to the side and said, "Two words that describe us? 'Caring' and 'shy.'"

Iris burst out laughing. I said incredulously, "When has anyone ever described the two of you as 'caring' and 'shy'?"

(The words I had written down were "whackjob" and "loon").


hughman said...

"Is your brain two cells shy of functioning like a person?"

"If you were any kind of a caring daughter, you'd stop screaming about that god damn cat!"

the Drunken Housewife said...

Nice ones! I will share these with the children in question.