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Sunday, October 19, 2008

If You Can't Spell It, Maybe You Oughtn't Do It...

I overheard this conversation between Ryan and the dog this morning (OK, so I’m using the term ‘conversation’ loosely)…

Ryan: What’s the matter, buddy? Looking for Mama?
Sundance: …
Ryan: She’s just in her room changing.
Sundance: …
Ryan: Oh, don’t worry, she’s not metamorphosing. She’s just changing her clothes.
Sundance: …

It cracked me up… first, that she even went there, and second, that she got the word right (I had to look it up to be sure). I think I could use a little metamorphosis right about now. I’d like to spin my caterpillar self up in a cocoon and stay there for a few weeks, emerging as a beautiful butterfly. Of course, with my luck, I’d probably get eaten by a crow… or end up splattered on some SUV’s windshield.

Yeah… maybe I’ll just stick to changing clothes. Sigh.

8 comments:

Protege said...

This is such a wonderful funny post, in so many ways! I did not even know a word like that existed. You have a talented and smart daughter, but she takes after her mom, I am sure. ;)

Mel said...

Oh my God! Thank you my brilliant goddaughter for the biggest laugh I've had all weekend!

Lee said...

(1) She sounds a great kid, I'd keep her if I was me.

(2) Metamorphosing sounds much nicer than transmogrifying.

(3) You mean you are not a butterfly already? You mean that there is better to come? Bloody hell!

jill jill bo bill said...

Too funny!!! With my kids watching these cartoons, when my baby was 4 I asked him a question and he said, "Sorry mom. I am suffering from short term memory loss." WTF? That was 8 yrs ago and his vocabulary is more advanced than mine. jerk. Going to watch cartoons now.

Heinous said...

What? You could get even better? I'm sure Sundance was truly worried though. Kudos to Ryan for talking him down.

Sam_I_am said...

that is so cute. Sundance must have been relieved :-) Kids say the darndest things.

Diane said...

Thanks, guys :). She is funny, yes.

H and Lee... first, awwww, shucks. Second, all I can say is that I HOPE I get better! Geez!!

hautepocket said...

Haha! That's hilarious. :)

Also, stick to the changing of clothes...it's far less dangerous.