Saturday, January 21, 2006

Never Trust A Toddler


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Some toddlers are, let’s say, odd. Like the toddlers of my friend B. She has six of them. And her toddlers are, let’s say, special. I don’t know which word would fit them. It’s on the tip of my tongue but the word won’t arrive. Anyway, last week my friend B. asked me to look after two of her, lets say, weird toddlers. And as soon as B. had left our house the funny toddlers started whining for candy.

“We want candy, You must give us candy. We want candy, You must give us candy. We want candy. You must give us candy…”

It sounded much like a bewitching mantra.

I said, ‘hey, listen to me you little peculiar toddlers, first you have to eat your puffed rice, and after that you can have some candy, just like a regular toddler.’

Well, I don’t know what happened next, but a little later I was eating puffed rice and the toddlers of B. were eating candy.

Heck. Now I know the word I was looking for. My friend B. has a bunch of hypnotizing toddlers.

9 comments:

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Ha! Thanks for making me smile today, Daphne. I think most toddlers have the fine art of bewitchment down. But SIX toddlers?! My goodness.

Nance Knauer said...

ha! so THAT'S how they do it! much like your photos, which i adore and often leave me mesmerized...

freind B said...

your freind B

Iám waiting for my second toddler with a fucking mouse in the room, so I say to myself put on some music a little loud and go to the weblog of daphne and it works Iám sit her with a big smile thanks daf

kisses from your freind B

Patricia said...

hello honey, long time no talk to, anyway, I'm trying to reach you here to tell you that I'm tagging you, a bunch of us bloggers are playing the game of tag, and you're it baby, to play, you must write 10 interesting, perhaps, unknown facts about yourself, I hope you do it Daphne, it's sure to be a facinating list...xoxox Love P xoxox and I have annouced on my blog that you're it...so...lolol..xoxo

bevjackson said...

Charming and so funny.

Buter said...

I don't know where I've been, Patricia. I was on my way to the end, and when I arrived there, it seemed to be the beginning of the end. Life is so interesting as long as we are on our way to the end. Anyway, I'm sorry I didn't join your game. But you know, 10 interesting things is 1 too many.

Stan said...

Hello...

I am just a crazy American but I think this might be just what you need for this Clog...

http://www.ilocal.nl/Loodgieters/IJmuiden.html

JL said...

I first read your stories at frigg magazine and then I went to smokelong. I love them and your interviews as well. Your seriousness is quite funny. :) Have a good day.

Sean Farragher said...

I left some words in a blogger box but they disappeared as I had the wrong email posted and somehow my body and them were shuffled into the electronic dark where sweet witches from London town live wearing their old clothes torn from the dead muckers and wise ass speakers. Oh, we were talking about children. I see. Like to share words with you, but you understand English too well, and I as an American am lacking in confidence. Write with me genius Dutch Girl with sweet candy lips and a heart that could open any lock. I love your images. Perhaps I can figure out how to send you a photograph here for display.

I like playing Daphne
this is Sean Farragher
from Montana.