A scene from my house this morning…

Uncle Pete: You are a cutiepie!

The ACN smiles.

Uncle Pete: Is Uncle Pete a cutiepie?

The ACN: Yeeeah.

Beat.

Uncle Pete: Are you just saying that because I am making your breakfast?

The ACN: Yeah!

Uncle Pete: Grrrrrrrr.

The ACN busts out in hysterical laughter.

*****

For those who have been following the saga…

Despite the many hours I spent writing it for her, and the many hours my cartoonist buddy spent illustrating it, she still won’t let me read “Molly Moose” to her!

I ask her at story time.

She shakes her head “No.”

I make a sad face.

She giggles and giggles.

My sister says, “If it’s any consolation, she won’t let me read it to her at home either.”

Then SHE cracks up laughing.

*****

The ACN has decided that I am a teddy bear today.

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  1. jazz says:

    tell her you want to read the book alone, that she can’t be there for it.

    i guarantee she’ll want a piece of the action then…

  2. Peter says:

    Jazz: Ha! I think you may be completely right on that one. Going to give it a whirl for tonight’s story time. Chicks…

  3. sara says:

    jazz is a genius. i was totally gonna suggest that. make yourself a special snack or something that only people who want to read that book get. being afraid of missing out is a surefire way to get a kid to participate. that and bribes.

  4. Peter says:

    sara: The twerp is completely unbribeable. Once she makes up her mind about something, that is it. (Apparently I was like that as a kid.)

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