Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ramona's not the only one

The Bookworm's daughter, Angel, also likes to be precise and literal. See this post for a very funny example.

It reminds me of something else Ramona said yesterday. I had to scold her for hitting her sister.

"We don't hit people," I admonished.

"But, Mommy," she said plaintively, "what if I literally have to hit them?"

Stifling a laugh (and isn't roughly 85% of good parenting knowing when to stifle a laugh?) I asked, "Now why would you literally have to hit them?"

With a little shake of her head, as if she could not believe her mother hadn't grasped this, she said, "Sometimes they just won't do what I want."

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