11 August 2011
Tonight on the drive from phd, Maisie and Calvin were oohing and aahhhing over the moon. Maisie said it would follow us home, but not really move. So as we passed some tall trees, I asked if they could both see it. And then I answered my own question, "I do!" Of course Calvin the semi-parrot yells "Me do! Me do!!" I say again, "I do!". And Calvin the semi-parrot repeats, "Me do!". So I attempt a correction, louder this time, so he can understand, "I do! I do!!" and Calvin the semi-parrot yells "Me do!" I can't take it another time, so I say, "Calvin, say 'I do'" half a beat of silence during which I can FEEL the gears, and the exasperation until he yells: "YOU DO!" Ok kid. You win.