Friday, June 17, 2011

Conversation With My Kid (Of The Day)

As seen on our Stuff My Kid Says Facebook page (join us!). As not seen on my Stuff My Kiki Says Twitter page because Twitter only allows like 20 characters (160, actually, but feels like 20).

Earlier this week my daughter came home with one of those paper cube things girls in school used to make to tell your fortune by asking you questions and flit-flit-flitting the thing back and forth with their fingers to get the answer, which was usually something like "You're gonna marry [name of unfortunate-looking classmate]," followed by hysterical giggling. [I have since learned that these things are called cootie catchers. Which makes no sense whatsoever, but okay.] She wanted to try it on me, and I agreed, because I rule as a dad.

K: Pick a number between three and six.

ME: Six.

K: (flit-flit-flit-flit-flit-flit). Okay, pick a color.

ME: Green.

K: No green. Orange, purple, pink or black.

ME: Those are terrible choices.

K (annoyed): Just say black.

ME: No. Purple.

K: (flit-flit-flit-flit) Now pick a berry.

ME: A what? A berry?

K: (impatient) Yes! You know, like, strawberry. Duh!

ME: Strawberry.

K: There's no strawberry. Blueberry, raspberry, blackberry or boysenberry.

ME: Boysenberry?! Who made this thing?

K: Just pick one!

ME: Blueberry.

K: (flit-flit-flit-flit-flit) Okay, here's your fortune. (opens flap to read) You will be eaten by wolves.

I demanded a do-over, of course, and got a new fortune: "You stink."

I asked the girl what other answers I missed out on, and she read them off to me:

"You will get a pet someday." Not pet wolves I hope.

"You will eat pie today." I wish.

"You will win 1000 bucks." I wish!

"You will 'droun' in the pool." Hopefully before I watch you flunk spelling.

"You pooped in your pants."
Yes, right after you told me about the wolves.

That's seven answers. She wouldn't tell me the last one, and when I tried to read it off the paper, she snatched it away, crumpled it into a ball and ran off. Must be good, whatever it was.


  1. Maybe it said that you were going to marry the ugly kid at her school.

  2. "flit-flit" Hee.

    Love this post.


  3. Happy Fathers Day Cary. You are a rocking Dad!!!

  4. Just think, if only you had chosen raspberry instead of blueberry, your future could have been so much brighter. :-D

    I love that little girl.

  5. Very nice.

    Good luck with the wolves!

  6. My daughter just made one the other day also, one of her "fortunes" was You'll be eaten by zombies...
    Didn't try for another, I was too afraid ;)

  7. Doesn't anyone use those to catch COOTIES anymore?? What's with the fortune-telling??

  8. I love this so much. I would have liked one of these, instead of one telling me I'd end up with Doug Hereford or Shawn Grover.

  9. SiressYorkie said...

    Doesn't anyone use those to catch COOTIES anymore?? What's with the fortune-telling??

    Advances in anti-cootie vaccines have rendered cootie catchers into a useless technology. I say it's refreshing to see the girls of the world re-purpose them into a form of entertainment.

  10. THAT is hysterical! I love cootie catchers! I think I will use one for performance evaluations next week!!



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