Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I went into my son's bedroom to put his clean clothes away and noticed a sock on his bed. A sock way too big for him. And really dirty to boot. What follows is the conversation that ensued. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Mommy: What is this?
Elroy: A sock.
Mommy: Yes, I know its a sock. Where did it come from?
Elroy: Please don't throw it away.
Mommy: But where did you get it?
Elroy: George gave it to me.
Mommy: George gave you a dirty sock?
Mommy: Why? And who is George?
Elroy: You know, George. Me and Freddy and George hang out at school.
Mommy: And why did George give you a dirty sock.
Elroy: We want to keep beetles.
Elroy: We're all going to keep beetles.
Mommy: Are you telling me there are beetles in this sock?
We're not keeping the sock.