Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"What you doin'?"

This is what conversation in our house is like the last few days:

Abe points to something, even if he knows what it is, and says, "What that?"

We answer. He then asks, "What that ______ doin'?"

Repeat this dialogue times a thousand, plus throw in a few Happy Birthday to You's and the theme to the opera Carmen, and you've got a good idea of what our house sounds like.


Abe points to the hand towel in the bathroom and says, "What that?"

"A towel."

"What that towel doin'?"

[You may choose to answer or not, depending on how nonsensical the answer could be.]


"Just hanging there."


Next one:

"What that?"

"A bagel."

"What that bagel doin'?"

"Being eaten."

[We use a lot of the passive voice]

Of course we also hear a lot of "What you doin's?" All. Day. Long.


"What that?"

"A puddle."

"What that puddle doin'?"

"Just sitting there being wet and getting stepped in."

8 comments:

Heather said...

Two year olds ROCK!

Kristi said...

You will love to read that in 10 years.
That picture is precious....love the red boats with the yellow jacket

Jocelyn said...

That is so funny...Pacey is doing the What's Dat Mama?...to everything. We drive down the street and she says it about 100 times!! It is so cute but so annoying! We haven't gotten to the what that doin yet, I guess I have that to look forward to:-)

courtney rose said...

I love this post. Absolutely love it.

The B Family said...

Most precious post I've read in a long time. Possibly ever. Love it!

Shasta said...

This is so funny! I really wish I could meet Abe sometime. I think he and Dagim would like each other. I'm still waiting for the details about adoption #2 - you promised the who, what, when soon!!!

Mark and Heidi said...

adorable and hilarious...my favorite combo!

Rebecca said...

This makes me laugh. That Abe is a cutie!