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Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Reported conversations No. 6

Twenty-six degrees in the sun at 10am. Clear skies and white-horse-windy.

In the bathroom last night...

Mama (getting out the hairdryer and plugging it in) : Come on AJ, time to dry your hair.
AJ : No!
Mama (picking him up and putting him on a chair so that he can see in the mirror) : What do you mean, no!
AJ : (to the mirror) No dry hair! No!
Mama (brandishing the hairdryer and switching it on) : Well, you can't go to bed with wet hair...
AJ : (best grimace to the mirror) No, dry hair! No, no, NO!
Mama (switching off the hairdryer and using her best Reasonable Mama voice) : But why not?
AJ : (looks directly at Mama) You'll blow my hair away and then it'll be like Opa's...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet, little angel

Gypsy at Heart said...

Ask and you WILL get an answer. I cannot tell you how many times this kind of insightful child comprehension of the world has gotten to me. I hope you stopped insisting on blow drying his hair. After all, the kid doesn't want to look like Opa.

I'm still chuckling.

francetales.com said...

After 10 years as a teacher I've heard a few of these as well.

Louise said...

They're precious, aren't they! Thanks for visiting, FranceTales. :-) L

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Reported conversations No. 6

Twenty-six degrees in the sun at 10am. Clear skies and white-horse-windy.

In the bathroom last night...

Mama (getting out the hairdryer and plugging it in) : Come on AJ, time to dry your hair.
AJ : No!
Mama (picking him up and putting him on a chair so that he can see in the mirror) : What do you mean, no!
AJ : (to the mirror) No dry hair! No!
Mama (brandishing the hairdryer and switching it on) : Well, you can't go to bed with wet hair...
AJ : (best grimace to the mirror) No, dry hair! No, no, NO!
Mama (switching off the hairdryer and using her best Reasonable Mama voice) : But why not?
AJ : (looks directly at Mama) You'll blow my hair away and then it'll be like Opa's...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet, little angel

Gypsy at Heart said...

Ask and you WILL get an answer. I cannot tell you how many times this kind of insightful child comprehension of the world has gotten to me. I hope you stopped insisting on blow drying his hair. After all, the kid doesn't want to look like Opa.

I'm still chuckling.

francetales.com said...

After 10 years as a teacher I've heard a few of these as well.

Louise said...

They're precious, aren't they! Thanks for visiting, FranceTales. :-) L