Friday, May 01, 2009

Resident Poet

Sam loves to rhyme. He does a rhyme almost all of the time. (groan! sorry, i can never resist.) His favorite combo goes along the lines of: "can, man, flippy-bippy yan". He particularly likes words that aren't real words. Recently, I had the occasion to give him this sensible advice:

"Sam, don't rhyme with 'duck'."

And, because we're us, we thought that was super funny. Soon, the advice expanded to:

"Sam, don't rhyme with 'duck'. Rhyme with 'chicken' instead."

And then Sally came up with this: "Mom, 'frickin' rhymes with 'chicken'."

Oops.

Ok, so 'duck' is out, and 'chicken' is out. We thought we would be safe with 'bird', but no.

'Bird' rhymes with 'turd'.

(sigh) What's a mom to do?

1 comment:

Tito Juanito said...

Stick to "poultry."

That'll keep him busy for a bit.