Monday, September 18, 2006

"I didn't do it"

My niece has four children, one of whom is a just-turned-three-year-old boy. (Let's call my niece "Mom" for purposes of this post, and we'll call her little one "3YO.") My sister told me yesterday about the following conversation between the two of them.

Mom: "Oh, look, my pretty plant is dying. Look how the leaves are falling off."

3YO: "I didn't do it."

Mom: "Oh, no, I'm not saying you did it, I'm just saying it's dying."

3YO: "I didn't do it."

Mom: (Beginning to worry that he thinks she's accusing him) "Don't worry about it, okay? It's all right. I know you didn't do it. Sometimes things just die all by themselves."

3YO: "I didn't do it." (Brief pause) "My soup did it."

10 comments:

  1. I guess even for a 3YO, a guilty conscience needs no accuser!

    Too funny, so cute.

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  3. Oh, gee, now do I have to explain that I removed previous post because it was a duplicate? Somehow the hand is quicker than the eye. . . sorry.

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  4. Janet, he further explained that his "soup gave it a bath." He's such a funny little guy.

    Sunflower, you're right about the guilty conscience.

    FYI, don't worry about the duplicate comment, I've done it too many times to mention. Just delete the one you don't want and I can "dispose of the body" from this end.

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  5. That would make a great cartoon! Lol
    I think he's going to go far Velvet :)
    Sandy

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  6. Duly Inspired, he may have inherited a family trait which is not so much pure honesty as it is the complete inability to tell an effective lie.

    Sandy, I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're right; it would make a good cartoon. Maybe we have a politician in the making.

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  7. i thought he peed in it.

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  8. Patsy, that was my first thought, too.

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