Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

When Daddy Gets Bored During Read-alouds

It's been raining for the last two days here in central Texas, much to the dismay of yours truly, who wanted to spend the long weekend finishing up the playhouse out back. (Half the rafters are up, but that's sure not enough to keep the rain out.)

We went to the library yesterday, so this afternoon saw me sitting down with a stack of picture books and the girls -- who until offered read-alouds had been been fighting tooth and claw. By book four in the stack Daddy was getting a bit bored, as displayed by inside parent jokes like this, directed at MrsDarwin across the room:
(from The Fire Cat by Esther Averill)
Darwin: "He picked her up and took her gently..."
MrsDarwin: "Hey, now."
Darwin: "...down to Mrs. Goodkind. Mrs. Goodkind thanked Pickles."
Yes, when the fire cat rescuing a kitten from a tree becomes innuendo, it's time for Daddy to head back to the office.

2 comments:

Rick Lugari said...

"Yes, when the fire cat rescuing a kitten from a tree becomes innuendo, it's time for Daddy to head back to the office."

Heh. Much to Mrs. Lugari's anguish, I'd have reached another conclusion.

Histor the Wise said...

I have to read that book to my younger brothers now and then.

Thank you very much, Mr. Darwin!;)

Histor