Saturday, February 02, 2008

The English major and the minor

My son would not stop rolling the baby's new ball (a plastic toy with bells inside) over the furniture.  My repeated requests for him to stop went unheeded.

Finally, through clenched teeth, I roared: If you roll that ball ONE more time...

But then I stopped.  What consequence was I going to come up with this time?  It had to be something new at this point to get his attention.  I mulled it over just a little too long.

He stopped rolling the ball long enough to roll his eyes and reply,  "If you roll that ball one more time" is NOT a complete sentence.

3 comments:

electric boogaloo said...

ooh. burn. nothing like getting your grammar corrected in the middle of the heat.

jocelynka said...

That's a smart kid you got there. Back to a previous post you had, about N and the comment about her needing an editor for her book...maybe C can do it :) I guess your english skills have been carried on in your genes :) However, that is not that funny that he said that even though he was already getting into trouble.

LoryKC said...

E.B.,
Burn is appropriate--I'm pretty sure steam was coming out of my ears!

Joey,
It is funny now. (Acutally, I had to turn and hide a grin when he said it but it did not help his case at all!)