Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wisdom from a 7 year old

A conversation at dinner last night:
DAUGHTER: - Why do we get "TWO" forks?
ME: - One is for the salad and the other is for the meal.
DAUGHTER: - But I didn't order a Salad?
ME: - Still, thats what the other fork is for, It comes with all the silverware sets.
SON: - I think they give you two forks in case you drop one on the floor


Quin Browne said...

that is why we have the spork

The Charming Hedonist said...

My niece's theory is so that you can have one fork for each hand. Gotta love kid logic.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Quin -- The spork is a fine piece of plastic wear if ever there was one.
Hedo- also it would be good for two headed people

Anonymous said...

Although it may be a "dial-up" way of being with your children, you certaintly get vivid "snapshots" & notice & appreciate the little things more...That is so funny, & knowing this little, now 8yr old, guy, I have always loved the "snapshots" you get from them & appreciate that you see them for yourself & share them with all of us! Very funny, very true, & I do believe the gravitational pull is particularily stronger for the fork of a little boy. Beautiful words, beautiful that you know they're beautiful. Thanks for the "dad" point of view! :-)

PhoenixHearse said...

Quin - That was probably my favorite part of WALL-E...when he found the spork and didn't know whether to put it with the forks or spoons.