Friday, July 27, 2007

Talking to the boys

Sometimes, just when I think the boys are really getting good at conversation, we have one of these. When Paul read me the email he wrote to his sister, I just couldn't stop laughing, so I asked Paul if I could post it. Try reading it out loud for full effect. (P=Paul, T=Ted, S=Sam)
I tried a little bit to tell Ted and Sam about it in
the car, but the conversation went a little like this:

P: "I played softball in the park with Nancy and even
hit the ball a few times"

T: "Did you score a goal?"

P: "No, softball is like baseball, you hit the ball
and run around the bases"

T: "What?"

T: "Did your team win?"

P: "Yes, my team won, 7 to 5"

S: "Did your team win, Daddy?"

P: "Yes, my team won, 7 to 5"

S: "What?"

T: "Did you score a goal?"

P: "In softball you run around the bases, and if you
get to the home plate, you score a run. I didn't score
a run though"

T: "What did the bad guys say?"

S: "Did you score a goal, Daddy?"

T: "Did your team win?"

P: "Yes, my team won, 7 to 5"

S: "7 to 5?"

P: "Yes"

T: "What did the bad guys say?"

P: "Um, they said wahhh."

T: "How many goals did the bad guys get?"

P: "They scored 5 runs"

T: "What?"

P: "5 runs - they ran around the bases 5 times"

T: "What?"

T: "Then what did the bad guys say?"

S: "Did you score a goal, Daddy?"

...

So I think I'll try talking about Soccer with them
instead.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH MY, add in a few grunts and vowel yells (from Connor) and that could easily be my daily conversations with the boys! Too funny!!! - T

Wendy said...

OMG, that is hilarious. And sooo Ted.

rudomundo said...

Paul has another one from the Iowa trip. Stop me if you have already heard this one. Ted kept asking 13-yr old Henry "Why do you have so many Star Wars?" Henry first replied "Huh?" Then "What?" Then finally, after the 5th or 6th time, maybe a little irritated, "I don't know what you are talking about!" So Paul and I got involved and determined that what Ted meant was "Why do you have so many of those little Star Wars figurines?" Henry then explained to Ted about his collection, to which Ted replied: "I don't know what you are talking about!"