Thursday, November 02, 2006


A conversation between me and the boy yesterday:

Boy: Mommy, who makes all the butterflies?

Me, charmed: Why, butterflies are made from caterpillars [delete entire caterpillar to chrysalis to beautiful butterfly explanation].

Boy, bored out of his skull: No, Mommy! I mean who makes the butterflies? Who, Mommy?

Me, slightly amused: Okay, well, I think that God might just be behind all of this butterfly business, then…Yes?

Boy, aggravated: No! No, no no! You mean SCODD makes the butterflies! SCODD does!

Me, confused as hell: Scodd? What's "Scodd"?

Boy: You know! Daddy's friend who was here when it was hot out and then it rained, and we had to play in the house, and then we ate potato chips and dip?

Me, brain whirring like a Mac: Sco…? ***light bulb moment*** Oh! Oh, for Christ's…You mean Todd? [My husband's business partner] The man with a little boy named Zach?

Yes! Scodd!

Me, belly-laughing inside my head: But, honey, what makes you think Todd makes the butterflies?

Boy: Daddy told me! I asked him where butterflies come from, and he told me Scodd makes them.
Note: You would be correct in assuming that our family is not a particularly religious one...


At 7:46 AM, Blogger leenie71689 said...

ha! Cute conversation. Love conversations with toddlers. Alex once asked me why they don't call butterflies flutterflies...good question. XXOO-E

By the way...whatr the heck time do you wake up in the morning???!!!! How is t that it is 7:30 am and your blog is already updated??

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Ms. Lori said...

To quote one of the characters in "The Ring," in reference to Samara the Evil Ghost Child: "She never sleeps..."

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Steven Novak said...

Scodd makes mutterflies, not butterflies.

Crazy mixed up kid. ;)


At 5:46 PM, Blogger Editor at Large said...

"Butterfly" is literally a spoonerization of "flutter-by," but it's not nearly as entertaining as the spoonerization of "A Tale of Two Cities."

Explain that one to the boy.


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