Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kids say the darndest things!

Dad: "What is that a picture of?"

C: "It's Medusa."

Dad: "Oh. I thought it was a girl with dreadlocks."

C: "No, it's Medusa. It's just that all her snakes but one have feinted."

- C (age nine)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kids say the darndest things!

Dad: "Maybe you should be a professor when you grow up. I think you'd make a good teacher."

C: "I'd be a violent teacher, Dad."

- C (age nine)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kids say the darndest things!

Conversation between my daughter C and I while listening to the 2nd movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik:

C: "Dad, you look like you're pushing imaginary buttons in the air."

Dad: "Yes, I'm listening to the countermelodies and moving my hands to them. Mozart was a musical genius."

C looks puzzled.

Dad: "A musical genius is one who creates music that really moves you deep inside and can do it more naturally than other people. Kind of like Adam Smith."

C: "Oh. Yes. But I think Adam is a bit better though. I mean, he doesn't control a whole symphony and he's not as famous, but he also doesn't need to be famous to be happy. That's what I like about him."

- C (age nine)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love Hurts!

My wife and I work at the same company and commute together. I often tease her about being slow. this morning is no exception.

Me: "Would you please hurry up? I'm usually of a mind to forego the pleasure of killing to maintain the general good humor, but today I am not so disposed."

Her: "That's ok. I can dispose of you easily."

Monday, January 03, 2011

Kids say the darndest things!

"Dude, that looks totally movie generated. It doesn't even look kind of real! It's like it's trying to dance or something!"

- C (age nine) watching the end stop-motion sequence of Terminator.