Twig does not get sarcasm

Last night, Twig did not want to go to sleep.  Thinking herself clever, she announced:

“THERE’S A BUG!”

Which would, of course, cause parental intervention to search for said bug and then reassure that there was, in fact, no bug.

I was not fooled.

“Really?  An imaginary bug?” I rolled my eyes.

“YES A MAJURY BUG GET IT!”

“Twig, there is no bug.”

“NOOOOO A MAJURY BUG DADDY GET IT!”

“Ok, ‘shoo bug, go away’.  See, Daddy got it,” says Gnoble half-heartedly.

Pause…

MAJURY BUG MAJURY BUG!

Sigh.  Children do not get sarcasm. Now she firmly believes that there is such a thing as a “majury” bug and it must be terrible.

Despite a healthy fear of bugs, Twig insists on sleeping with these bug bath toys in her bed every night.

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Twig does not get sarcasm — 8 Comments

  1. Twig has a lot of imagination. O.o I wasn’t half that creative when it came to excuses to avoid going to bed when I was a kid.

    • She already knows what a butterfly is, so I don’t think she’ll be convinced. Maybe I can find another non-scary bug…

  2. I love the posts about Twig and I still pull up the one about your movie reviews when I’m having a bad day, to cheer myself up. Laugh. Out. Loud.

    Keep these stories coming. She sounds like an absolute treasure!

    ;)

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