Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dream Logic

Small One had a nightmare tonight. The Man went in to comfort her, and she told him there was a tiger hiding behind her bed, and it bit her.

He very sweetly and patiently explained that tigers are VERY big and could not fit behind her bed, and also, they live VERY far away, and could not get into the house to hurt her.

She looked at him for a minute, digesting what he’d said, before she replied, “Then it was a dinosaur.”

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sad Tale

Small One was playing with play-doh this afternoon. I noticed she had a small ball of play-doh and was bouncing it along the table, saying “Bo bo bo bo bo bo bo” in a rather mournful tone.

”What’s that you have there?” I asked her, and she told me it was a ball.

”Oh,” I said, “and balls say ‘bo bo bo bo’?”

She looked at me like the answer was obvious. “Yeah, when they’re crying.”