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Fail to destroy something today

Amusing scene from the other day, as I backed the car out of the driveway with kiddos in back seat:

OLDER SON: Don't run into the garbage can.
ME: I won't. There. Missed it.
OLDER SON: (triumphantly) Mommy fails to destroy the garbage can!

For posterity, he used this sentence structure because my husband and I have taken to retitling Clifford the Big Red Dog books in that fashion. Clifford Fails to Destroy Christmas, Clifford Fails to Destroy a Birthday Party, etc. I remember liking Clifford when I was a little kid, but as an adult all I can do is wince at the damage he keeps doing, albeit inadvertently--to say nothing of the amount of expensive maintenance he must require. That animal belongs in a professional zoological exhibition, or maybe in the military, but not in someone's house as a pet.

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mighty_gratira
May. 13th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, the Clifford scenario dissolves upon application of logic. XD You must revert to the childish state of being in awe of the little girl whose dog is so much bigger than yours.
mollyringle
May. 16th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
It's true--I am pretty sure I think way too much for my own fiction-appreciation good. :)
archersangel
May. 14th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
even as a child my mind boggled that the destruction that dog did.
mollyringle
May. 16th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Yes--I just can't help wondering how Emily Elizabeth's parents haven't gone bankrupt!
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