Posted: Feb 25, 2011 2:07 am
by Weaver
My wife and I were watching TV, with my 6y/o granddaughter on my lap. Granddaughter Lily has been a minor Pain In The Ass (PITA) all day long - so tempers were slightly frayed.

Lily starts telling a story of a supposed Kindergarten experience in which she went out on recess, walked to the edge of the snowpack, where the grass grows. She found a tree with a lot of branches, which enabled her to climb it to the very top. Imagine a 6y/o telling you in full bullshit detail.

I expressed a certain amount of disbelief, saying I wanted to hear her accomplishments for what they were without embellishments - when my wife interrupted to say I should have more patience with a normal developmental happenstance. She tried to spell around the situation, saying I should understand that Lily was trying to exercise her "I-M-A ..." she hesitated ... "I-M-A-..." I continued,"I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N".

Lily pops up with "Does that spell Imagination???"

Stunned silence.

Wholey Sheet.

I look at the creature in my lap, and she tells me "Grandpa, I'm learning how to spell ...", as only as affronted 6y/o can.
I say to my wife "Shit, we are in T-R-O-U-B-L-E."

Lily says "That spells 'Trouble'".

At this point we are totally flabbergasted, and can't think straight. We send the creature to let the dog in from outside.
My wife says "If this continues, we are S-C-R-E-W-E-D."

Lily replies "I didn't get that one - can you say it again?"

I am soooo screwed.