Saturday, August 26, 2006

Life Lessons

Saturday, August 26, 2006
Here is a real-life lesson I was recently able to teach my daughter. This is transcribed, verbatim, from a conversation we had while driving the streets of our fair city.

Phoebe: "Hey look at that man standing there without his shirt on. Gross!"
Me: "Yes, my darling daughter, but did you note that he is standing in front of a laundromat?"
Phoebe: "Yes, oh wise Father! But why?"
Me: "That man is washing his shirt, my girl. And when it's done, one hopes that he'll put it back on."
Phoebe: "Huzzah! Life is good!"


On August 26, 2006 at 10:00 PM Susan Gets Native said...

Yep, I totally bought that...
Phoebe says words like "huzzah"?

On August 26, 2006 at 10:17 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

You are SUCH a goofball.

On August 27, 2006 at 11:10 AM Rondeau Ric said...

accurately, direct, directly, literally, literatim, precisely, word-for-word

candidly, face-to-face, honestly, in person, literally, openly, personally, plainly, point-blank, truthfully, unequivocally, verbatim, without prevarication

accurate, actual, apparent, authentic, bona fide, close, critical, faithful, genuine, gospel, methodical, natural, not figurative, ordinary, plain, real, scrupulous, simple, strict, true, undeviating, unerring, unexaggerated

Gotta go with Julie on this one.

–noun Slang.
1. eccentric, or silly person.


On August 28, 2006 at 7:21 AM plt said...

Oh, thanks Shakespeare.

On August 28, 2006 at 9:11 AM Julie Zickefoose said...

RR: My daughter, she is sassy like me.

On August 28, 2006 at 11:19 AM Bill of the Birds said...

Susan: Yes, in fact "Huzzah!" was Phoebe's first word as a baby. Immediately afterwards she filled her diaper and let me tell you, there was no more huzzahing after than.

On August 30, 2006 at 9:02 AM Julie Zickefoose said...

Oh, yes there was. Me when I was changed.

On August 30, 2006 at 9:03 AM plt said...

Whoops plt was supposed to say that.