Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter

Demon Baby decorated eggs in church preschool yesterday.

"I made you a dinosaur egg, Mom."

"Very lovely."

"I have to crack it to let the dinosaur out."

"Well, Demon Baby, that's not REALLY a dinosaur egg. It's an egg to eat."

"No, it's not."

"Okay. It's a dinosaur egg."

Demon Baby shakes the egg vigorously. "How come I don't hear anything?"

"Because it's an egg to eat."

"Maybe it's a bouncy ball."

"You mean like the kind that come out of the gumball machine?"

"Yeah." Shakes egg again.

"It won't bounce, Demon, honey. I promise you it won't bounce."

Sets egg on kitchen table. Sits down in chair. Stares at it.

"What are you doing?"

Stares more.

"What are you doing?"

"Waiting for my dinosaur to hatch."


Aimless Writer said...

Oh to be a child again and just believe.

Erica Orloff said...

And he really believes.


Yesterday he said to me, "I want you to call Christmas."


"You know, Christmas."

"You mean Santa?"



"Just tell him I love him and to come to my house and hang out."


lainey bancroft said...

Well, ya know...if it makes him sit still, I'd be all for telling him the dinosaurs require peace and tranquility to hatch. =)

Erica Orloff said...

That's just BRILLIANT!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

That's immediately what I thought, Lainey. It keeps him still in his chair. No yoghurt in his hair nothing jammed into the air conditioning. Perfect solution.

Erica Orloff said...

Perhaps, like Horton Hears a Hoo, I should get him an egg of some sort to sit on.


spyscribbler said...

Awww! I like him. LOL, when I was young, I wanted to go to Burt and Ernie's house. My mom said she'd take me "next week." She didn't, but she promised she'd take me the following week. Week after week, until I was so mad, LOL!

I was as old as ten when my mother found me sobbing, because Narnia wasn't real. She was completely perplexed. And I certainly didn't want my fantasy world destroyed by some stupid allegory.

I have a hunch you'll handle things better, LOL. Seriously, thanks for sharing the journey with us. He's absolutely adorable.

Erica Orloff said...

Hi Spy:
My fantasy life as a kid was very rich, too. Complex . . . fairies and things . . . I relate the way I was to being a writer today.


Jude Hardin said...

Did it hatch yet?

Erica Orloff said...

We're still waiting.


conley730 said...

Awww! That's so sweet. You should get him a big stuffed dinosaur for Easter and leave the egg shells around it so he'll think the dinosaur hatched. He seems smart enough that he wouldn't buy that though.

The Anti-Wife said...

Don't let him sit on it. Then he'll be sitting on all you eggs trying to hatch the one with the baby dinosaur, and you won't want to be making omelets out of those - especially if he's naked and covered in yogurt.

Erica Orloff said...

Great idea! Actually, I am in NYC with my aunt and she bought him DINOSAUR EGGS for his basket. You put them in water and they HATCH DINOSAURS!

Erica Orloff said...

Priceless visual. Thanks!'LOL!

conley730 said...

My ex mother-in-law got the boys some kind of eggs that hatch. You have to put them in water for a few days and they hatch. I'll have to check to see if they're dinosaurs! Hope you, Demon Baby and the rest of the family had a Happy Easter!