Friday, November 09, 2007

Probably All Three

Here's a question for you. Is it:

(a) overtiredness
(b) hormonalness
(c) bad-person-ness


that makes me watch Sam gliding his crayon (which, if you're
wondering, we pronounce "CRAY-on" around these parts) over the paper so lightly as not to even leave a phantom wisp of colour behind, and has me fighting the urge to mash my meaty grown-up hand over his little fist and force said crayon down on the paper hard enough to make big, clumsy scribbles on the page and yell, "Press, dammit! YOU HAVE TO PRESS."

13 comments:

Meg said...

I'm going to vote a and b. Don't worry, though, they seem to grasp the concept right around the time they encounter the walls.

(And we say CRAY-on, too.)

jagosaurus said...

CRAY-on here too. Actually, it is more like CRAY-AWN.

picklewagner said...

Oooh, that's hormones talking. And maybe a dash of overtiredness.

"CRAY-on" is correct, isn't it?

anna said...

Cray-un (with no particular emphasis but you have to remember that I am v British and therefore wont to slur all my words together anyway!)

And I think all parents must be saintly patient people. So none of the above! (I am ridiculously unpatient at the best of times.)

SB said...

hormones, dude, definitely the hormones. And you wouldn't want to traumatize a potential Picasso, would you? ... :)

chin up. you're still a good person.

(oh, and "craaaan", with a nice Midwestern quack to it. That's the way to go.)

BabelBabe said...

of course it's cray-on. what else would it be?

and it's hormones. i promise.

b*babbler said...

Is there another way to pronounce Crayon??

Confused...

Emily said...

It's totally craaaaan for this Minnesota native. Of course, we also play Duck, Duck, Grey Duck, so take that for what it's worth. Soldier down on NaBloPoMo, though? Sad. Hope everything's all right with you.

Cap'n Ganch said...

Emily, I'd rather play "Duck, Duck, Grey Goose" myself.

Essy said...

While I see your point SB, you gotta remember that Picasso wouldn't be nearly as famous today if some well-meaning person hadn't impressed upon him the importance of leaving some sort of mark on the canvas.

Tara said...

"Crown"? She's high. Though my sister, as a wee child, misheard the word as "craln" and still kind of pronounces it that way. She also used to say "stummy" instead of "tummy," which also stuck. But obviously it's "CRAY-on," like to rhyme with "rayon." Duh.

Emily said...

That would make for a very interesting playground, Cap'n Ganch.

tinmo said...

Oh God! CROWN! I wish my friend Lacey who pronounces it this way was an internet sort of person so I could explain to her just how wrong "CROWN" is.

P.S. I am from the Midwest and also have more than one friend who pronounces "milk" as "MELK." Am I just among a group of freaks or have other people experienced the "Crown/Melk" debacle?