The Pen is Mightier than the Pokey

Baby neice Chloe – who isn’t much of a baby any more – just got a haircut kind of like Dora the Explorer’s, which is what she calls it, and it’s very cute. Cuter still, however is how freaking smart she is. I know, I know. I’m crazy, doting Auntie Tiffy.

My parents have the kids every Tuesday night and so this last week, Chloe had a piece of paper on which she had drawn Leo from Little Einsteins, cactus, and a tricycle and she had made some scribbles that were supposed to be words.” She folded it in half and came to my mother and said she wanted to read her the story of Leo. So, she told my mother a tale of Leo, riding his tricycle, minding his own business, when he fell into a cactus and got “pokies in his skin.” He had to rest and rest and rest and then he felt better. The End. Cute, right?

When my brother and sister-in-law got home, my mom was telling them this story and Lisa (sister-in-law) said that that had happened to her as a child and she had just told that story to Chloe a few days before. So, my little Chloe Capote had taken that story, drawn it, and re-told it about Leo. Do you realize what this means for our family? We are all going to end up in some horrible dysfunctional family novel that will one day be turned into a Lifetime Original Movie. At least someone in our family will profit from the crazy.

One thought on “The Pen is Mightier than the Pokey

  1. in the south, we don’t ask if you have crazy people in your family – we just ask which side they’re on.

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