Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Khubz makes her first joke

Everything is a dog.

Bears, cats, moose, raccoons, skunks. . . Almost any animal that shows up in a board book can be greeted with a "woof!"

As we walk home from daycare we pass homes where dogs bark. Khubz replies, "woof!! woof!" The train roars by and we hear the whistle. Khubz replies "woof!"
In our living room, Scully chases Khubz around on her hands and knees. Scully roars as she rambles after Khubz. Khubz stands her ground with a firm, "woof!"

Between her love of dogs and my love of children's books that are not insipid, we do a lot of reading of Dig, Ivan, Dig! It is one of our favorites. So we open the book up yet again and I ask, "Que dice un perro?"

Her eyes move from side to side as if she's surveying her audience to see if they're ready. Khubz smiles, slowly. Like she's really enjoying this moment, the moment when she knows what I want hear & she just wants to hear me ask again, nicely.

"ya Khubz, what does a dog say? Que dice?"

Smile gets bigger.

"quack."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOW THE HECK DID I END UP AS GONZO!!!
I think I need to take the quiz again, something went terribly wrong. I don't even like chicken!
scully

Veronica said...

Quack?!

OMG I bet you laughed so hard you cried.

Clever little girl.

frog ponds rock... said...

Quack!!!! I love it..

Quack!Quack!Quack!

You need to read Hairy Mclary an excellent book...

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