Monday, March 05, 2007

Four-Year-Old Logic

Act 1

Scene 1

(Hank's bedroom at bedtime. It's dark. Mommy is hiding under Hank's covers, completely hidden. Superdad is escorting Hank to bed. Hank begins to climb in.)

Hank (giggling): Mommy, are you in my bed? Why are you hidden under all my covers? Were you trying to scare me?

Mommy: Yes, Hank, it's me. (Mommy pulls the covers off her head.) How did you know it was me and not a monster?

Hank (in a what-are-you,-stupid? tone of voice): Uh, Mommy, I knew it was you because a monster's feet would have been sticking out on the other end of the bed. You know, because they're bigger than you!

End Scene


Alexis Jacobs said...

I love the logic and innocence of a child.

it's me, Val said...

Adorable :) I love your childrens' conversations :)

Bob said...

Next time use your dragon-like voice-- that will REALLY scare 'em!!!!

Superdad said...

This dialog demonstrates my son’s superior reasoning skills. Also, I am quite impressed with his knowledge of the anatomy of monsters. I am sure we have a genius on our hands.

Terri said...