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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Saying It

Two things you need to know for today’s story: 
1. We have raised a family of movie-watchers. 
2. And quote-ers. Who are now into the third generation.
On to my story . . .
       Grandson#2 (hereinafter known as GS2) was sitting at the kitchen table. Colouring. You have to know that this boy has aspirations of becoming one of the truly greats in video game design. He was understandably absorbed.
Only Sister (OS) was running around the front room. With nothing between her tender tootsies and the big, bad furniture. Nothing.
She miss-stepped.
Two somethings collided.
The solid, wooden something remained impassive. The soft, flesh-covered something let out a screech of pain.
OS proceeded to roll about on the floor.
Holding one foot.
And crying.
The busy household came to a screeching halt.
Everyone stared.
Well, almost everyone.
Without turning or interrupting what he was doing, six-year-old GS2 said, deadpan, “There goes our last female.”
Ultimate precision.
In craft.
In speech.
It’s a gift.

For those who may not have seen it: 'Our last female' from Ice Age

24 comments:

  1. So that's what happened to the dodos! Thank you for the link, because I am one of those who didn't see it (no children that age, no grandchildren yet, husband not a movie fan ...) GS2 had the perfect line, and, it seems, the perfect delivery!

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  2. Sounds like he's going to be a favorite among the ladies. I think I once knew someone like that...

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  3. I love it when little kids do deadpan voices,,,, best thing ever!

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  4. A way with words. It runs in your family.

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  5. Quoting movies is a sport in our house. He would have been awarded a gold medal!

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  6. Now I'm going to have to watch Ice Age again!
    Love it when kids deadpan.

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  7. That is so funny! I didn't even see the movie and thought it was hilarious!

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  8. You've got a quick witted joker in the family. Hmmm . . . wonder where he could have gotten that trait from . . .

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    1. Heehee! The apples sometimes stay in the vicinity of the trees! :)

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  9. Now, your personalized Line of Authority is beautifully laminated featuring the classic portrait of Jesus Christ by the renowned artist Greg Olsen.Priesthood Line of Authority

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  10. Is there anyone in your family who is not talented with the use of words?!

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