Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Chimp

Shane (31): Come on - teeth then shoes then we've got to go.
Alex (6): Chimp!
Shane: Chimp?
Alex: Yeah, you chimp!
Shane: (pause) Indeed. Teeth.
Alex: You're a chimp.
Shane: Where did you get 'chimp' from?
Alex: Dunno, just made it up.
Shane: Sounds a bit nasty when you say it like that.
Alex: Chimp?
Shane: 'Chimp' is ok, but it's how you say it -
Alex: (chirrups) Chimp.
Shane: That's better.
Alex: (sings) Shane is a chimp.
Shane: (sings) Alex brush your teeth.

Teeth were brushed, shoes were put on, we walked to school. Alex showed me his new classroom. Upon leaving the school I overheard another parent confirm with teacher: 'It is today that they're getting their photos taken, isn't it'. I looked back and noted that Alex was having a particularly unruly hair-day. From afar, his silhouette suggested devil horns.

5 comments:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Lovely to have you back in blogland, Shane, me dear. I've missed your dialogic comedy, or should that be comedic dialogue?

Huw said...

Oh my monkey, he's calling you a chimp now?!

(Hurray, Welcome back, Ken, excetera, excetera)

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Dear Chimp: It is SO GOOD to have you back in my life.

What Zinnia Cylamen said goes double for me.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Also, what is your email address? It appears previous "thesis" will not work for me. I am same at mbenditem@msn.com Thankee.

PI said...

Well you've got Hoss and Zinn on your side bar so that's good enough for me! I think you were leaving as I was arriving.