Dread Pirate Grasshopperisms

Shasta’s family and Strider’s family went out to eat at a Korean restaurant recently. The DPG explained that he was not a fan of the meat because, “I don’t like dragon meat.”
No idea where that came from.

Not too long ago the DPG’s mother was in the bathroom when she overheard her 20 month old following the DPG around telling him “No, no, no, no…” The Little Ladybug clearly meant to annoy, and the DPG tried to get away from her, but it is a small house. Goaded near the end of his endurance, the DPG warned his little sister through gritted teeth, “If you tell me no one more time, I will punch you.”

Next their mother heard the following sounds:
Ladybug gleefully squealed “Nooooo”
The quick pitter-patter of her fleeing feet.
The quicker thumping of the DPG’s chasing feet.
A louder and more solid thump, followed by an even louder thump as the Ladybug abruptly found herself on the floor.

It all happened in less time than it took you to read the post, so their mother could not get there in time to stop that punch, but when she did arrive the Pirate was still looking vengeful, while the Ladybug was still staring in astonished disbelief from her position on the floor, flat on her back.

The Pirate was disciplined for striking his sister, which I secretly found regrettable, but the Ladybug also received no sympathy whatsoever, neither did her mother offer to help her up.

The Dread Pirate to his youngest Aunt: Do you have a leetle whaale to play with?
Aunt: No..I don’t. Sorry.
DPT: Weehl that’s ok. Wen I’m older, I will go to the store and buy you one.

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  1. Frances
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    “The Pirate was disciplined for striking his sister, which I secretly found regrettable, ”

    Which was regrettable? The discipline or striking his sister?

    • Headmistress, zookeeper
      Posted January 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

      I found it more regrettable that he had to be disciplined. As a firstborn sibling myself, I have less sympathy for pesky younger siblings who deliberately annoy and aggravate older siblings. And, after all, the DPG did give her fair warning, so I consider she had only herself to blame.=)

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