One thing you can be sure of when it comes to young children is that they will only need to go potty when it’s inconvenient. Ask a child if she needs to go potty before you go to the store and the answer is invariably “No!”
Then at the store as soon as the cart is loaded, only one thing can happen: “I have to go potty!”
The same thing goes for dinner time. Ask your child to go potty at the same time as she washes her hands for dinner, and the response is a look of utter incomprehension. Of course she doesn’t have to go potty. Duh. What is wrong with you?
So today Andrea had to go potty in the middle of dinner, as is to be expected.
She came back to the table and I asked if she had washed her hands. Nope. And, “Did you wipe yourself?”
“You know you have to wipe yourself after you go potty.”
“I forgot, because my brain is nocturnal.”
“Your brain is nocturnal?”
“Yes, ’cause I was born in the night when I was asleep.”
Posted Thursday, 10 April, 2008 by Nic Lindh
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Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
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Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.