Friday, January 21, 2005

use only as directed

Lately, DS2 has been short on patience: I want it now!

Which means, of course, that I reply, "Settle down, Veruca," or some variant thereof.

"I'm NOT Veruca!" he screams at me.

"Of course not, but you're acting just like her," I say, quite calmly.

You know it's what Roald Dahl was thinking when he wrote the book, don't you? I'm sure of it.

However, I do wonder if J.K. Rowling realizes how handy it is for me to be able to squelch my kids' know-it-all tendencies by tossing off "Anything you say, Hermione."

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