Monday, April 19, 2010

Translation, Please

To a mom, the phrase "tidy up the family room" means things like: pick up your toys off the floor, put away the video-game controllers, and put books back in the bookcase.

To Little Brother, the same phrase means: get a big piece of clear package-sealing tape, stick it on the (finished-wood) toy box, and write on it, in silver Sharpie, "Basketball place." Then put the basketball on the floor in front of this label.

5 comments:

Brother Charles said...

That is truly fascinating, I have to say.

Ellen said...

Makes sense to me! Not.

simplemama said...

that's actually a pretty good start in organizing!

Jeanne said...

you mean it doesn't mean stuff everything under the couch cushions so mom can't see it? Boy was I ever wrong!

Nancy said...

This is.....hysterical! Don't you just love kids?