December 16, 2008

One of these things is not, in fact, like the other

Nathan is reading and writing more and more, and keeps asking how to spell certain words or what something says. Sometimes he doesn't quite get it, of course...

"How do you spell Stanford?"


[nods] "That's like 'Preparation'"

"Oh? How is that?"

"Because they both have "I" in them."

OK, then.

Posted by Mike at 08:40 AM | Comments (1)

December 23, 2008

Failure to communicate

Nathan: "Can you guess what that J word is?"

Meredith, looking down at the book of hers that Nathan was holding: "Jesus."

N: "No, no, can you guess?"

M: "Jesus"

N, getting more frustrated: "No, can you guess what that J word is?"

M, getting frustrated herself: "Nathan, I don't understand what you want. The word in the title that starts with J is 'Jesus'"

N, practically hopping up and down in frustration: "No, YOU say: 'can you guess what that J word is?'"

M: "Can you guess what that J word is?"

N: "Ummm ... is it Jesus?"

Posted by Mike at 09:24 AM