Thursday, 14 February 2013

Green Eggs and Ham

You know the story, right? Sam-I-am tries to get the other guy to eat green eggs and ham, but he doesn't like them. Maybe in a box, with a fox, on a train, in the rain.... Yeah?

I finally figured it out. Dr. Suess had a time machine, and he has met Elijah.

Yep, I'm pretty convinced that Elijah is the original Sam-I-am. At the very least they are related.

Today he was non-stop.                      For example, consider the following fictionalized account:
Elijah wanted to put water in Naysha's bicycle water bottle, and I said no.
He: Can I get hot water?
Me: No water in the bottle.
He: Can I get cold water?
Me: No water in the bottle!
He: I'm thirsty.
Me: You may drink from a glass.
He: Can I drink from the bottle?
Me: No, you may not put water in the bottle.
He: Can I drink water?
Me: You may drink from this glass (indicating glass with water in it).
He: Can I put the water in the bottle?
Me: No. That bottle is for when you are playing outside. We are inside. You may drink from the glass.
He: Can we go outside?
Me: no.
He: Can I take the bottle outside?
Me: No. You may NOT go outside.
He: Can I drink from the bottle?

and it keeps going forever.


Wil said...

I seem to remember three children who teamed up to find all the loopholes in their parents' rules...

Sounds like it might be genetic. Keep asking questions until you find one that works... :-)

Anonymous said...

Laughing my head off. I'm glad I'm the Gram and can say yes! mums

MamaOlive said...

Glad you liked it.

Wil, I have NO IDEA what you're talking about.