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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Fun With Toddlers

Now, parenting is difficult and the most rewarding thing ever, blah blah blah. But the day to day can really get routine and your kids will present innummerable opportunities to screw with their heads. Even at 14 months, Luke is providing us with these opportunities.

The other day I brought out the vaccuum cleaner. Since I don't so this often, Luke was very curious. What is this great shiny beast that rumbles across the floor? Of course, Luke was also became massivle freaked out when I turned it on. Not wanting to perpetuate this fear, I turned off the machine and encouraged Luke to come and touch the vaccuum, which he did. I bent the handle and moved it back and forth and he patted it "Good big steel beast! Good!"

I warned him, I said "I'm going to press this button here and the vaccuum cleaner is going to go on. It's going to make a lot of noise." The kid understands way too much, so I tell him things, expecting he's going to understand them. "It won't hurt you," I say, "It will just be loud."

And so I turned it on.

And Luke took off in a panic, running down the hall with his eyes wide. Laughing, I turned off the vaccuum cleaner. He turned back at my coaxing, and again patted the vaccuum cleaner. Okay, it stopped now.

And I repeated the whole thing - the warning, the turning on, and the running away. So damn funny.


Blogger The Dow said...

"Of course, Luke was also became massivle freaked out when I turned it on."

I can't even begin to explain what's wrong with this sentence.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said... all gramatically perfect. What's the fun in that?

6:01 PM  
Blogger Elisette said...

You know, I think it's the most inspired thing I've ever written.

7:35 PM  

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