Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Big E: Dam It!

I spent an hour plus yesterday afternoon helping the Yoys build a Lego firetruck that, once built, they destroyed in mere seconds.  Because firetrucks always roll off of cliffs.

Anyway, this was a rebuild.  Which means there was a 0% chance we were going to have all the necessary pieces.  Despite my attempts at organization, things happen.  Like Big E eating a piece or two.

We found ourselves missing an integral piece of the truck.

I heard Big E mutter "damn" under his breath.

WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?

He looked at me with those innocent eyes.

WHAT? I SAID DAM. LIKE WHAT BEAVERS BUILD.

His voice went up four octaves as he defended his use of dam(n).

A few thoughts swirled madly in my head.

1) I really need to take it easy on the "d" word.
2) He WAS right.  A dam is what beavers build.  How could I argue with that?
3) I'm doomed as a parent.

I stared him down. I wanted him to know I was on to his trickery.

He didn't flinch. He didn't blink. Nothing.


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