Bedtime Stories My Daughter Hates, Contd.

Child Harbat:  “Babbo, I want you to tell me a story tonight but not like you usually tell it.”

Me [acting innocent]:  “Oh, like how?”

CH:  “Okay, I’m going to tell you but this ISN’T the story for tonight.  Okay?”

Me:  “Proceed.”

CH:  “Once upon a time there was a banana.  And its name was tomato.  THE END!”

Me:  “I liked that story!  But okay, here’s a real story.  Once upon a time, three animals decided to open a pet shop.  There was a giraffe, who was good at getting things off the top shelf, a rat, who was good at burrowing through the garbage, and a polar bear, who was white and made things cold.  But none of them had any business management or accounting skills and the shop shut down within a month.  The end.

CH [scowling]:  “Babbo, that was a banana story!”

Me:  “Night night!”

  1. I think it’s a GRAND story! OK, so maybe it was a bit of a banana story but hey…it could have been a lentil or split pea story and that would have been much shorter and less creative.

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