Monday, July 14, 2008

Fun With Pretending.

Anna and Daddy have been alternately pretending to be dogs.
Mommy and Daddy hear a peculiar noise from the hallway.
M:What's that sound? Are you peeing? You peed on the floor! Anna, did you pee on the floor because you had an accident or because you were pretending to be a dog?
A: The doggy peed on the floor. Thats what doggies do.
...later...
M: It is not OK to pee on the floor, even if you are pretending. Little girls do not pee on the floor, dogs don't pee on the floor either.
A: (panting) (in silly voice) I'm sorry.... Ruff!!!
M&D: (Unsuccessful attempts to suppress laughter)
...later...
Mommy and Daddy have fits of laughter while hiding in their bedroom during Anna's time out.
...later...
D: Anna, why did you have to sit on time out?
A: Because I was trying to be a good dog and dogs pee on...
D. That's not why you were in time out. Why were you in time out?
A: Because I was pretending to be a dog and the dog...
D: Thats not why you were in time out. Why were you in time out?
A: Well, I I did a good job at pretending to be a dog, and...
D:(suppressing laughter) Anna you weren't on time out because you were pretending, or because you were doing a good job at pretending. You don't get in trouble for pretending. Why were you in time out?
A: Because I peed on the floor.

6 comments:

In the Mix said...

Hilarious!

Dana said...

Oops... Sorry!!

betsyann said...

My favorite part is when I first went around the corner to see what was going on--She didn't look surprised, or guilty, just EXTREMELY proud. She was doing a good job pretending!

malh said...

Maybe the next time your on a road trip, you can pretend when there is an emergency pit stop. Girls might not go outside, but dogs do!

mllr said...

HAHAHA! That is so funny! Anna is a good pretender!

nattyman said...

Pretend dogs can be REAL naughty. We had to ban pretending to be dogs in our family.