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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Yet another sick day for two-thirds of us.

New Wonderland post up today. Read it! Comment! Not to pressure you, or anything.

Henry is home sick and Scott is home working, and the cat is plotting the dog's death. The house feels very full today. This is not a bad thing, necessarily. (Except for the dog.) Henry is right next to me, completing a Space Puzzle and shouting out random words, some of them real, others not so much. "Zucchini!" he shouts. "Zerf eeney! Zerf koo-eeney!" I asked him what any of those noises had to do with his puzzle, but he just shrugged. It's simply his way, to emit a constant stream of noise. The other day I pleaded with him to cease and desist the use of the phrase "Old Man Jenkins." I couldn't figure out why he kept saying it, and then later that day we ran into a bunch of his school friends, and he shouted "Old Man Jenkins!" and they all fell to the ground laughing. "Old Man Jenkins!" they shouted back. He is a comedy maverick. And me, I just sit here, writing down what he says.

Reader Comments (28)

So your little Henry knows something I don't? I'm going to have to google Old Man Jenkins now. I feel really smart right now. Smarter than a fifth grader....
April 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHaley-O
No offense, but it seems as though Henry is sick quite often, no?

April 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLori
OMG - Old Man Jenkins is SPECTACULAR. Amy the Mom - Sailor Mouth is one of our favorites too...and thank you to everyone who says that their child, too, emits strange noises for the sake of noise. I thought my oldest had an mysterious disease for awhile...his weird noises are accompanied by contortions of his little 6 year-old body. Then he laughs uncontrollably.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDimKnit

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