March 9, 2009

Red tape

Each evening when it's time for me to go into Andrew's room and do the tuck-in, hugs and kisses, he greets me with some topic for the day. It's usually related to something we've done or seen that day and it's also, most definitely, a stall tactic.

Tonight's conversation went like this:

Andrew: Is it an honor to be in a band?

Me: I'm not sure I understand your question.

Andrew: You know, if you play an instrument in a type of band, is it an honor?

Me: I suppose that if you're asked to be in a band then yes, it's an honor.

Andrew: But why?

Me: Well, you would generally be asked to be in a band because you're a good musician and you practice hard.

Andrew: I don't think I would like to be in a band, because I wouldn't like that other part.

Me: What other part?

Andrew: All the paperwork.

Me: I don't think there's a lot of paperwork involved in being in a band.

Andrew: Oh, good. Then I will do it.

What a relief that must have been to him!


Rosemary said...

I'm dying to know why he thought paperwork was associated with being in a band. What a fascinating thought process and absolutely wonderful stall tactic. Now for the instrument selection....

Kate and Dennis said...

The stall tactic was most definitely always a part of my bedtime routine. If you want, I could come teach Andrew a few gems that I perfected at his age. :)

Kimmer said...

Tony wants to know what Andrew knows about paperwork. Things are looking up and I am catching up on blogs tonight. That might actually mean that we may be back in the loop on out! I ADORE Andrew's topic of the night's (TON's).