Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quinn the Scout

A scene from the not-too-distant past:

Alex has been in the bathroom (door open; no dirty minds, please) with the water running for a long time. I assume he's shaving, but am curious, nonetheless. I ask, "What are you doing in there?"

Alex: "I'm doing whatever I want to do in there."

[Well, I never!]

A few minutes later I'm still curious and figure I should send a spy. I choose Quinn.

"Quinn, go ask daddy what he's doing in the bathroom." Of course, we're all about 4 feet from the bathroom this whole time.

Quinn runs off and I hear him repeat 4 or 5 times, "Dad, what are you doing?"

I can almost hear the wheels in Alex's head turning as he's trying to deny me my curiosity, but not ignore his youngest child. Finally he says, "What I want."

So Quinn returns and, like the world's worst scout, reports the news about what Alex is doing:

"Wumpy wump."


  1. Now I'm curious, what was he doing?

  2. "Wumpy wump??" Was Alex brushing his teeth when he told Quinn? LOL

  3. HA!!!!

    I always wonder what the he** my kids are thinking when they say something like that that makes no sense whatsoever, and I have finally come to the conclusion that it's b/c they are used to having no idea what we're talking about anyway. Either that, or they're just raving lunatics.

  4. James Bond, he's not.

    Wumpy Wump - clearly he's in there reading Dr. Seuss.

  5. Durn it woman, I still check your blog obsessively, even though I know you're on autopost.

    Hope you're having a great time!

  6. Oh, and FYI, he was shaving.

  7. I wonder if that is what Boo does with my toothbrush???

  8. Are you married to one of Charlie Brown's teachers?


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