March 29, 2007

True Racism

True, "Can we change Alex's name?"

Me, "Sure we can. To what?"

True, "Frog?"

Me, "Frog Alex or Alex Frog?"

True, "Frog Alex."

Me, "I don't think so."

True, "Why?"

Me, "Because Frog is a dirty slang word for being French. And in this day and age, there's not a lot lower than being called French."

True, "Even better, you should have named him French. That really suits him."

Me, "Why?"

True, "Because he wants to cut off my arm. Isn't that French? Don't they chop off people's heads and stuff? It's perfect. He's Frog Alex to me now."

I hate these conversations. I am so confused by the meandering nature of child speak. You would think anyone of average intelligence would have mastered this after eight years, but not I.

Posted by shoe at March 29, 2007 07:24 AM | TrackBack

Funny. He doesn't look French.

Posted by: Denny at March 29, 2007 01:31 PM

Wait a minute. Shouldn't he now be called Freedom Alex?

Posted by: zonker at March 29, 2007 06:48 PM

Made perfect sense to me. Except for the part where Mr. French is British. And Buffy and Jodie get lost in Paris.

Posted by: Velociman at March 29, 2007 09:10 PM

You provide the boys with tidbits about "doches-es" and "frogs". And then you expect coherent conversation in return? Just enjoy the non-linearity of a boy's mind.

Posted by: Bob at March 30, 2007 12:24 PM