Chocolate and Gold Coins

Monday, August 15, 2005

Parallel Construction

I was waiting in line with my son in the ice cream shop. I noticed that my seven-year-old son (yes, he had a birthday recently) was now up to my shoulder.

"You're just getting taller and taller."

My son put his arms around me and said:

"And, Daddy, you're just getting fatter and fatter."


  • Pretty hilarious!

    By Anonymous Anand, at 5:52 AM  

  • This is pretty Funny and do wish your son a Belated Happy birthday from me....

    By Blogger @mit, at 8:11 AM  

  • Getting fatter is equivalent to getting taller horizontally.

    By Blogger gawker, at 10:16 AM  

  • Your son is rough, Michael. :)

    By Blogger Vikram A., at 3:54 PM  

  • out of the mouths of babes and sucklings have we perfected truth :)
    kids can be so funny... and bad for the ego!

    By Anonymous Charu, at 11:46 PM  

  • Kids are getting smarter and smarter:-)

    Wish your "little star" a belated happy birthday

    By Blogger Minal, at 1:46 AM  

  • Hi Anand, @mit, gawker, vikram, charu, and minal

    I got a good laugh out of it. When my wife says the same thing, somehow it isn't so funny. But I'm not that fat.

    And, look, my son constructed his reply with perfect parallelism.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 5:25 AM  

  • Now that's something :p.. well at least ur kid didnt say 'older and older' :)

    By Blogger Twilight Fairy, at 5:30 AM  

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