Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A day in the life...

I was sitting in the living room working on some homework, and I hear Nathan say, "Oh NO!" This never is a good thing, so I ask, "Nathan, what's wrong?" He replied, "I'm stuck."

Now, this generally means that he has wedged his body between two very large stationary objects and he can't seem to wiggle out. That was not the case today. He walked into the living room and had one of those little potty training toilet seats around his neck. He had found it under the sink in his bathroom, and had decided it might be kind of fun to try on. Now, he was desperately trying to get it back over his head to get it off, but it just wasn't working. I finally worked it off of his head and strongly advised him NOT to put things on over his head except for shirts and pajama tops. I am sure that advisory will last all of 30 minutes...or at least until his ears quit hurting and fall back into place.

In the middle of all this, David walked up to me and handed me a piece of paper. On this paper he had written "AWiLVLEFBS". As I am reading it, he asked, "What does it say?" So, I read off the letters to him and tried to hand it back. He then says, "No mom. What word does it say?" I looked at it again and tried to make out some kind of word that he would know. I was guessing that he had tried to write a word he had seen and didn't want to spoil the fun. Finally, I gave up and said, "Why don't you tell me what it says?" He looked at me like I am nuts and said, "Mom! How am I supposed to know what word it is? I can't read!"


Brian said...

I guess we've discovered yet another "toy" that needs to be recalled by those child safety people or another reason for a warning label.

*Warning, child's head may become stuck in opening in this potty training seat. Not intended for inverted use.

As for the David story, I still maintain my position that they're both bilingual.

stace said...

I would think that by now we should be on the payroll of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for all the items Nathan has discovered are hazardous to children.

As for the boys being bi-lingual...we just won't go there!

tish said...

I missed Nathan in class last night, I'd take him with a potty seat around his neck.