Thursday, November 09, 2006


Last year my daughters were fascinated by Native Americans, in particular Inuits and whatever the p.c. term for Eskimo is. They played Native Americans-usually by our fireplace and usually with every basket they could lay their hands on. For some reason, their play evolved into having a sled dog, and one of them, usually Lydia would be the dog.

One winter evening, Lydia was cruising around the main floor of our house on all fours, panting, not too much barking, because sled dogs don't bark a lot- duh!. Claire kept giving her all sorts of commands. Well, you can't call a sled dog "Lydia", so Claire came up with "the only Native American sounding name she could think of" for her faux canine companion. She called her "Roy".

"Roy, go get that fish jumping out of the river!"
"Roy, good boy!"
"Roy! Come back here!"

They were really into it and hardly broke character when Mr. T came home from work. Lydia sprang up and ran into his arms, yelling "Daddy!" Claire barely spoke to him, except for the obligatory "Hi! Yes, I had a good day at school..." Respecting their need to play without interference of grownups, Mr. T left them to their game and went into the kitchen. As he walked out of the room, he heard Claire say, very seriously, "Roy, don't talk to the White People."

Could you die?! Sometimes I think they are here on earth just to entertain me.


Blogger Nic said...


11/09/2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger happychyck said...

Too funny!

11/09/2006 10:54 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

That is really excellent!!

11/10/2006 8:39 AM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

I had to come read it again. So funny!

11/10/2006 12:42 PM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

"Roy, don't talk to the white people." Oh my god that's funny. *sigh*

11/10/2006 12:46 PM  
Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

HHAAA!!! that made me just burst out laughing! excellent...

11/12/2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger Natsthename said...

THAT is truly worthy of the ROFL award! I hope you wrote that down for posterity!! (you know, for future fun with the child!)

12/12/2006 7:47 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh yes... ROFL is definitely at home here!

12/12/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Lotta said...

Oh God. Hilarious!

12/12/2006 5:04 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

That is too funny! Thanks for the laugh.

12/12/2006 9:09 PM  
Blogger fin said...


12/13/2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Too funny! Kids say the darndest things! Very worthy of a ROFL Award. Congrats!

12/14/2006 9:53 PM  
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