Monday, May 22, 2006

Josiah has a question

The other day, Josiah asked me, "Excuse me, Papa, may I ask a question?"

"Yes, you may ask a question."

"What's a paddle?"

"A paddle? For a boat?" I took out Josiah's MagnaDoodle and drew a picture of a boat and a paddle. "Is this what you mean?"

Josiah looked a little dubious, like I wasn't quite answering his question. So I asked, "Do you mean a petal? Like the petal of a flower?" I drew another picture.

"No, a paddle."

"I'm not sure what you mean, Josiah. A pedal? On a bike?"

"A paddle!"

"Tell me where you heard the word, Josiah."

"Autobots wage their paddle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons."

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