Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette







Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It Must Chaff When He Swims

It started out innocently enough.

Before lights-out, I usually read Bird a book, maybe sing him a song or three. One night last week I made T do it - I was busy writing or something, and sometimes I need to enforce the idea that Daddy can do the good-night thing, too.

They read a book called Fish Story, an early reader book.

Next day, Bird wandered up, frowzy headed and still warm from sleep.

Me: G'mornin', my heart, did you sleep well?
Evil Genius: Yup I did. Mommy, guess what?
Me: Chicken butt.
EG: No, not chicken butt! Seriously, guess what?
Me: Seriously, little dude, chicken butt! (it's a game he plays with his father, and sometimes me)
EG: Mo-om-meee! Stop playing around! Guess what?
Me: OK, small-boy-whom-I-love-with-a-big-love...what?
EG: An octopus has eight testicles!
Me: Really? Eight of them? Imagine the athletic supporter...
EG: ...

Hey, it amused the Hell out of me, anyway.

4 comments:

Caution Flag said...

HA! My boys would be all over that comment. We are very testicle-driven in this house!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

I LOVE the non-sequitor ending!

And DO I KNOW YOU???

"... one or three..." is one of my fave phrases.

BIRD? kiddo. hmmm.. swan. (bird.) Hmm.

OOh! OOh! AND a quote from CARLIN, the Comedic GOD!?!
Yep; (now met and) know, and love.

Hail and greetings, friend...

love the post, BTW!

Cygnus

Kyddryn said...

Caution Flag, welcome, thanks for popping by. I almost typed "pooping by", which would have had the Evil Genius in fits. Aren't boys fun? Whee...

Cygnus, welcome - it's always lovely to run across kindred spirits in the Blue Nowhere. Although - if we're cut from the same cloth...I'm sorry...

Stefanie said...

That is hilarious! We do the chicken butt joke here too. And Elby has the same reaction everytime.Irritation.