Sunday, March 25, 2007

I'll See Your Pruning Shears and Raise You a Rusty Pitchfork

Q ran blissfully through Costume Conspirator's yard this afternoon, dodging between unfinished construction elements while I trailed after him calling out various warnings and feeling generally like Cassandra. He picked up some dirty gardening shears (Sharp!), tapped the barbeque handle (Hot!), skirted a few very large cacti (Prickly!), leaned on a slab of marble balanced precariously on three bricks (Careful!), tumbled a glass jar (Whew! Not broken.), investigated a battered pitchfork (Just look!), and dived towards a wheelbarrow full of implements of destruction. We let him play with a shovel for a while and retreated into the house, exhausted and ready for a delicious dinner.

We can't wait to see the completed landscaping, which will match the magnificent house, and either can Q. In the meantime, he's quite content to try to lasso the stone ball and work on taming it.

New favorite word: "Weckum."
Usage: Following someone saying, "Thank you."

5 comments:

Bones said...

I was trying to think of what your post reminded me of, and then it hit me. McDonalds. Caution this coffee is HOT. Caution, this fork is SHARP. Caution, these fries contain trans fats and are ADDICTIVE. We complain that people don't give us enough credit, but the lawsuits we bring make everyone treat us like we're 2. Terrible 2.

McDonalds cashier: Thank you
Us: Weckum

Lady M said...

Bones, you make me laugh! So, true, so true.

Mamacita Tina said...

Danger lurks everywhere for the little ones. Even when we think they're in a safe location, they always seem to manage to find something dangerous.

That ball in the landscaping is awesome.

Damsel said...

"Weckum" made me laugh out loud. I can hear Jet saying it! Now, though, he actually says, "You're welcome."

*sigh* I'm ready for another one!

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