Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Real Conversation

Chandler: Daddy, can you sign my reading log?
Chris: Yeah. Bring it and something to sign it with to me.
Chandler: Here ya go. (hands over items)
Chris: Ok, on your log you have chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5 listed. Did you read chapter 4?
Chandler: Um, well...let me think...um, ok (counting on fingers) (mumbling to self) chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3...um, chapter 4...hummmmm...
Chris: Either you did or you didn't.
Chandler: I think I might have read that one in school.
Chris: During your reading time?
Chandler: Well, let's see. Um...yes.
Chris: So you did read chapter 4. And then you read chapter 5 tonight?
Chandler: Chapter 5? Wait a minute. (counting on fingers some more)
Chris: Did you skip chapter 4?
Chandler: No, no, I read it.
Chris: Yesterday in school? And that's why you didn't have your book baggie last night and got to read whatever?
Chandler: No. I got to read whatever because nothing was assigned. But some of us in my reading group have read ahead. I have definitely read chapter 4.
Chris: And then you read chapter 5 tonight?
Chandler: Where does it say chapter 5?
Chris: Right here. (points to chapter 5 listing)
Chandler: Ohhhhhh. Yeah, yep, I read chapter 5.
Chris: Are you sure?
Chandler: Pretty sure.
***Chris now signs the reading log***

I need a drink.

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