way to confuse your kid, Dad.

Last night we had a rare family moment. All three of us, playing on the floor together. Usually we Monster-Wrangle (our term for keeping an eye on Maggie) in shifts, because one of us always has something to do- cleaning up the kitchen, making a phone call, getting a shower, etc. But last night, we were done with dinner and waiting for the Steeler game to start, so we were having a nice Family Time in the living room.

Dan started reading one of Maggie’s books and the first page is a gorilla. As he was reading, he took certain… licenses with the text, comparing Mommy with a gorilla. He then pointed to the picture of the gorilla and said ‘Look Maggie- MOMMY!’ A few minutes later, she pointed to it herself and said ‘Mommy!’ Everyone had a good laugh and it was forgotten.

Until just a few minutes ago, when Maggie opened the book to the gorilla page, pointed to it and said, ‘MOMMY!’

Help me.


  1. Melissa

    August 24, 2008 1:08 pm

    heehee :) Kids memories are TOO good sometimes!

    Oliver tends to pick out dark-haired models in magazines and say they’re me. Now THAT I can work with! lol

  2. Burgh Baby

    August 25, 2008 8:50 am

    I’m thinking you’re just annoyed that you didn’t think of it first. I know I managed to teach the Toddler that the gorilla photos are daddy before he could turn it on me. ;-)

  3. red pen mama

    August 25, 2008 8:58 am

    Oh, yeah, she’ll be doing this forever now. We have a book with a happy fish and a grumpy fish. Nonna read it to Monkey a couple of times. And now (and forever) happy fish is nonna fish and grumpy fish is pap-pap fish. You have to find something more frightening than gorillas to be daddy. Good luck!!


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  4. Jen

    August 25, 2008 9:17 am

    @red pen mama: I told him I was going to find a picture of a horse’s ass and tell her it was Daddy. heh

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