Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Choose Your Own Adventure

Possible reasons Little Dude uses "Mama" and "Dada" interchangeably:
  1. Because I am such an awesomely involved father that LD is no more attached to his mother than to me and therefore loves us equally.
  2. Because I have so successfully taught my children the arbitrariness and meaninglessness of gender differences that LD makes no distinction whatsoever, indicating that he will grow up to be a well-rounded, balanced individual.
  3. Because I have so successfully taught my children the arbitrariness and meaninglessness of gender differences that LD makes no distinction whatsoever, indicating that he will grow up to be a gender-confused, amoral pervert.
  4. Because I am so unmasculine that he honestly doesn't see the difference.
  5. Because "Mama" and "Dada" are two of the five words LD knows and he hasn't quite figured out the concept of exclusive categories yet, as indicated by the fact that he also uses "quack" and "og" interchangeably to refer to ducks, crows, dogs, squirrels, horses, Dora the Explorer, and toys with moving parts.

5 comments:

Th. said...

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It couldn't possibly be 5. Ridiculous.

Mandi said...

yup, gender-confused, amoral perv... that's the one

~~~ORRRRRRRRRR~~

maybe it's that you don't look like a quack or og....

Natalie said...

Junior used to call my husband and me "Mommydaddy." I think he thought we were one person for a while. We don't look that much alike, but we were one in purpose.

Tolkien Boy said...

I've decided to refer to everything as og or quack. It seems like life will be simpler.

Og quack og og og quack og quack quack og.

Og quack!

Sir Jupiter said...

Well I for one think you look scrumptious in a sun dress.