Monday, December 15, 2014

Dad the tooter

My son Ben has revealed a misunderstanding from his childhood. For some years, I volunteered with a local adult-literacy program. Ben now tells me that when I went to the library to tutor, he thought I was practicing snake charming.

I’m guessing that he must have been three or four, young enough to misunderstand, old enough to remember. Young enough too to think that his dad could do just about anything.


5:07 p.m.: Says Ben, “You CAN do just about anything!”

comments: 2

Elaine said...

Our children would never make that mistake; the DHubby is 'askeerd' of snakes (any size.)

Michael Leddy said...

I remember that Steven Pinker’s The Blank Slate has the fear of snakes in its list of cultural universals.