Monday, September 17, 2007

Signs o' the Times

My daughter, upon being told it is dinner time [imperiously]: "I do not wish it so!"

My daughter, making deviled eggs this weekend; "Mama, I love you." [pause] [with identical inflection] "Mama, I love these eggs."

My daughter, sitting on the floor putting on her socks and shoes before school: "Mama, I feel left out at school. Sad and left out."



At 9:19 AM , Blogger Visiting Prof said...

"My daughter, upon being told it is dinner time [imperiously]: 'I do not wish it so!'"

Two questions:
1. Was the imperious tone of this demand delivered more in the style of Elrond from _Lord of the Rings_ or Voldemort? (Either way, your daughter totally rocks.)

2. How can I get my future children to speak in this way?

At 9:32 AM , Blogger Julia said...

I hope for everyone's sake that the school issue is mostly drama.

In my experience, it gets even more colorful, though, and it is mostly fun. Enjoy.

At 9:36 AM , Blogger Dorcasina said...

VP: I suspect it has to do with a steady diet of pretentious British children's videos. She's like a sponge for the speech patterns, and pronounced "can't" as "Kant" for over a year.

Julia, I, too, hope that this is mostly drama (God knows, she's a master of it). I think she's modeling back something teachers have asked her or other kids. But there are frequent complaints about school these days, so I am paying close attention to see if it's a real problem.

At 11:17 PM , Blogger OTRgirl said...

I can remember having a yucky three way friendship in elementary school where one or the other of us was always being left out. It just hurts. It must hurt even more as the parent to have to just be in a supporting role.

Love the imerious tone! Very cute.

At 7:39 AM , Blogger bg's Little Sis said...

My middle child has picked up tones from our British videos, so funny when it really catches on and the certain words he speaks that way now...I think strangers think he may be a visitor and not one of mine.

On the school stuff, I agree it's tough, hopefully just a bad day or what OTR said, the groupings on any given day can leave a child out but usually change so often as to not create a pattern.

Good luck!

At 2:59 PM , Blogger Yankee T said...

Aw, I hate the "sad and left out" part. Can you invite a school friend over to distract you on a Blue Sunday?

At 5:13 PM , Blogger Chris said...


The decision is over, I'm so having children now!


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