Thursday, July 23, 2009

The chatterbox gene

Boys are supposed to be men-in-training...few words, more action, and little emotion.

Muggsy didn't get that memo.

Muggsy: Mom, what's this?
Me: A wrench.
Muggsy: What does it do?
Me: It tightens bolts.
Muggsy: Why?
Me: Because otherwise they'd fall out.
Muggsy: Mom, what's this?
Me: A bolt.
Muggsy: What does it do?
Me: It holds boards together.
Muggsy: Why?
Me: So I can build some shelves.
Muggsy: Mom, what's this?
Me: A bag.
Muggsy: What does it do?
Me: It holds bolts.
Muggsy: Why?
Me: Because they'd be all over the floor otherwise.
Muggsy: Mom, what's this?
Me: [exasperated sigh] MUGGS! Go play!
Muggsy: Why?
Me: Muggs, do you have an off button?
Muggsy: [without missing a beat] Nope.

Long pause.
Muggsy lifts up shirt and looks at belly button.
Sly grin.


Muggsy: Yep! Right here!

4 comments:

warden said...

David is on the "Why?" kick right now.
Me - David, let's get dressed.
D - Why?
Me - Because we have to go to the store.
D - Why?
Me - Because I need some things.
D - Why?
Me - Because we don't have any food.
D - Why?
Me - Because we ate it all.
D - Why?
Me - Because we were hungry.
D - Why?
Me - Because we needed energy.
D - Why?
Me - Because that's how God made us.
D - Why?
Me - I don't know, ask him.
D - loudly- Ohhh Goooooood......

CSquaredPlus3 said...

Cute! I think they're all the same in that regard... off-button and all!

susan opel said...

I heart that kid.

BusyDad said...

And then you crossed your fingers and pressed it.