Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Favourite Man.

Scene. Kitchen. Fixit is at the sink surveying the mess. Stomper Girl walks through, en route to the Grown-up's Room.
Stomper Girl (to Fixit): If you pour me some wine you'll be my favourite man. Actually, you already are my favourite man but could you pour me some wine anyway, please?
Fixit: Okay.
Scene. Grown-Up's Room. Cherub is in pyjamas waiting for his story, drawing. He has partly heard this exchange.
Cherub : Who is your favourite man?
Stomper Girl: Fixit is.
Cherub: Oh. I thought your Dad was.
Stomper Girl: He's my second favourite.
Cherub: Oh. [pause] Who is your third favourite?
Stomper Girl: [considers]...
Cherub: Am I?
Stomper Girl: No! You're not a man!
Cherub: Yes I am.
Stomper Girl: No, you're a boy.
Cherub: I thought boys were mans?
Stomper Girl: Well, when they grow up. Not yet.
Cherub: Oh.
Stomper Girl: But you and Climber are my equal first-favourite boys.
Cherub: I thought I was.
Stomper Girl: What?
Cherub: I thought I was your favourite boy.
Stomper Girl: What, you think I like you better than Climber?
Cherub: (completely matter-of-fact) Yes.
Stomper Girl: No! I like you both the same.

[pause]

Stomper Girl: Why did you think I liked you better than Climber?
Cherub: (completely matter-of-fact) Because I'm cuter.

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17 comments:

  1. Confidence will get you a long way in this life, beautiful boy.

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  2. My brother and I are both convinced we are our mother's favourites! I'll bet you other boy is just as confident he's yours!

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  3. BUt of course...

    Lately I've been referring to my hubby as my favourite husband, as long as he's in the good books.

    If not he's my first husband.

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  4. LOL.

    Those are some great, charming kids you have there. I think I know where they get it.

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  5. I'm MY mother's favorite. She denies it too. But I know better. It's because I'm the smartest.

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  6. That's definitely a confident one you have there! And cute.

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  7. He IS cute. And so is Climber.

    They take after their mum and dad you know.

    (Word verif. is diestur, which I believe is the German for tease)

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  8. Well you can't argue with that!

    If one of my children asks who is my favourite I always answer that the other one is.

    In fact the answer to "why did you give him/her more/better/larger" is always "because he/she is my favourite".

    But I'm mean like that.

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  9. He looks like he is punching the air and going "YES" - because who can argue with matter of factness in a five year old!

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  10. And what does Climber have to say about all this?

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  11. Snorting at M, and laughing at Cherub!

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  12. How can you argue with logic like that? !! He IS cute!

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  13. Love that..."because i am cuter" too funny!!

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  14. Ah-hahahahahaha. That's a hilarious exchange. Made me laugh out loud. A lot.

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