Friday, January 21, 2011

Dirty Socks and the Muddy Hand

There were errant socks strewn about the floor of the Bean’s room. I pointed them out to him and asked him to pick them up. He hesitated.

“But…” he began.

I wasn't in the mood for excuses. I cut him off and demanded that he clean up his room.

“But the muddy hand,” he said.

“What?”

“The muddy hand is on the floor and I can’t touch it.”

The muddy hand comes from one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books where the Wimpy Kid watches a horror movie about a disembodied hand and spends the rest of the book worried about it. Based on the amount of questions I fielded about the hand after we read the book, it was clear it was an aspect really captured the Bean's imagination.

I looked at the way the socks were laid on the floor. Upon closer inspection, they weren’t thrown haphazardly around the room, they actually created a path from the Bean’s bed, across the floor, to the rug where it was “safe”.

The Bean confirmed that this was why the socks were on the floor. I softened. If you’re going to have an excuse for a messy room, this was a pretty good one.

4 comments:

Your escalator operator said...

That's brilliant.

SciFi Dad said...

Wait until he figures out what's hiding in the sock drawer.

James (SeattleDad) said...

No, you can't fault that type of imagination.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

YEO...I was impressed with him.

SciFi...Shhh. Don't tell.

James...You need to water it, like a plant.