Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Real Parenting Conversations: The Manly Art of the Duel

Firstborn: "I wish to duel you."

Me: "Firstborn, I'm kind of busy with-- umph!"

Firstborn: "I wish to duel you."

Me: "You thwacked me!"

Firstborn: "That's because I wish to duel you."

Me: (ominously) "Very well..."

Firstborn: "I have my sword, but I think maybe I'd better get my shield, too, in case you choose the--"


Firstborn: (parrying and retreating like mad) "Gah! Yes! That!"

Be warned: Firstborn has a nasty countercut.

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