Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For this I spent 4 years in college?

Adam has started to blow raspberries, which is incredibly cute. He does a good job, spitting a considerable amount of saliva onto his outfit. We are getting close to the inevitable bib stage - the other 2 wore them for, like, six months before cutting any teeth.

We were at Target the other day looking at shoes for Leah. I had turned to see her latest glitter-covered selection, while the boys were in the cart. I heard a "Fbbtttt!" sound, and looked back at the boys. Then I realized that I didn't know if I should scold Ben for farting without excusing himself or congratulate Adam on the excellent raspberry!

Later, I was telling Aaron this story, and he responded, "Is THIS what your life has come to?" I guess he doesn't appreciate all the gory details of my day.

But it would be beneficial if he took note - later that evening, I actually picked a booger out of my husband's nose, I've spent so much time cleaning them out of much smaller schnozes lately. (It wasn't huge and I didn't have to dig. But still. Gross.)

Then there was the highly intellectual argument with my middle child:

"Would you like grapes or yogurt for bedtime snack?"

"Grapes and yogurt!!"

"No, grapes OR yogurt."

"Grapes and yogurt!"

"NO, grapes OR yogurt! One or the other!"



Terri V said...

Don't you just love the 3 year old almost 4 year old's. I go through the same thing with Bella.

Noel said...

Technically, both Ben and Lyz were correct. Lyz provided the option as an exclusive-OR function with truth table

Y | G | Y XOR G
0 | 0 | 0
0 | 1 | 1 <= Lyz's option A
1 | 0 | 1 <= Lyz's option B
1 | 1 | 0

Ben was considering the proposition as an inclusive OR function with truth table

Y | G | Y OR G
0 | 0 | 0
0 | 1 | 1
1 | 0 | 1
1 | 1 | 1 <= Ben's choice

The English word "OR" leaves that ambiguity which is often left to the listener to resolve from context.

After many more than 4 years in college, one can consider and communicate things in ways which leave the reader wishing for a good old fashion raspberry instead.

Da Godfather said...

"For this I spent 4 years in college?"

Yes, and you should know with your English degree that the proper sentence is; For this I spent four years in college.