Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sometimes I get a babysitter for Ragnarson so that I can lock myself in our "office" and do fun exciting stuff like balance the checkbook. It gives me a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on my son while he is being watched by someone else.
For instance, I just overheard this conversation regarding which DVD should be watched:
Ragnarson: It's the one with pirates in it?
Babysitter: No, it's Charlotte's Web.
Ragnarson: With pirates in it?
Babysitter: No Ragnarson, this is the one about the pig.
Ragnarson: Does it have pirates?
Babysitter: NO! Ragnarson, this is the one about the pig, and the spider. Charlotte's web.
Ragnarson: (starting to cry) I don't want that one! It has scary stuff in it!
Babysitter: (sigh) Ragnarson, it does not have scary stuff in it. It's Charlotte's web.
Ragnarson: It has pirates in it?
Ragnarson: I want to watch this one! (picking another DVD from the pile)
Babysitter: This one is about a duck.
Ragnarson: And pirates?
Babysitter: No, I don't think any of these DVD's have pirates in them.
Ragnarson: This one is Charlotte's web?
Babysitter: (I couldn't tell for sure, being in another room, but it sounded like a head being struck against a wall)