Friday, November 27, 2009
Surprises from Janey's mouth
We have to be so careful with everything we say, because although Janey doesn't say the things we want on command, she listens to whatever we say to find words that have a ring she likes to them. The other day, Tony was telling a story about what some women said when he went out with a bunch of people from his high school class. They were describing themselves in high school, and used a colorful phrase. Janey was somewhere around, but gave no indication of listening to the story. However, this morning I was still in bed, and she came over and looked me in the eye and said "Crazy b*tch". It was a bit startling, to say the least. At first we felt worried, like perhaps she had heard that from someone talking to her being mean, but then we remembered that conversation. But how she realized it was a phrase that could shock, and why she decided to use it on me---who knows? Yesterday she made it through about half an hour at the buffet restaurant we went to for Thanksgiving, then I drove her home before she could freak out and ruin many people's meals. On the way home she was crying, and I asked her what was wrong, more just to make conversation as she never will say. But this time, she said "Willy is a naughty boy". I've never heard her call William Willy before, and I've never heard her say naughty, and I don't think William did a thing naughty during the meal, or really interacted with her at all, but somehow, that was her answer.