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September 18, 2006

A simple lesson in child economics

Filed under: General — Tom @ 11:17 pm

We should have learned from the cats. Buy them toys and they ignore them. Set down one thing with no intention of it becoming a toy and that’s instantly what attracts their attention. The same thing apparently applies to children.

Tonight Amanda made a toy out of the basket that ferries clothing to and from the laundry room and then, as I peered over the edge at her playing in it, I too became an impromptu toy. With deep intent in her eyes, she stood up, approached me, and began lightly smacking me upon the top of my bald head with her open-palmed hands: just as the basket became a playpen, daddy became a drum.



  1. She’s just trying to tell you that you’re in need of some Rogaine.

    Comment by Bekah — September 19, 2006 @ 12:02 pm | Reply

  2. Yeah, she’s about 10 years too late.

    Comment by Tom — September 20, 2006 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

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