Friday, July 21, 2006

I'm smarter than you think

We were driving home tonight through Rock Creek Park. As we approached the Kennedy Center, Corey noticed the volleyball field set up for the random pickup games that occur each evening.

"Look, it's a big sandbox," he said.

I looked in the rearview mirror and responded, "Well, kind of, yeah. Everyone comes here to play volleyball. That's a sport where you hit the ball with your hands."

"Oh," he replied.

Always trying to turn everything into a lesson, I asked, "Can you say volleyball?"

He thought for a moment and firmly said, "Yes."

The conversation changed to a movie he'd recently been watching. "Do you like the barn movie? I do."

I hadn't seen it. "Is that a good movie?"

"It's funny and I like Oswald." I smiled until he caught his next breath...

"Daddy, can you say Oswald?"

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4 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

I can try, Othwald. Not quite.

11:03 PM  
Blogger s@bd said...

My kid calls him 'asshow'.
You should be proud.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Can you say smart kid?

8:17 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

This kid's on to you!

11:15 PM  

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