Mighty Red Pen

July 25, 2007

It runs in the family

Filed under: At home with MRP,Grammar goddess — mighty red pen @ 7:53 am

S. (age 4) got a boo-boo on Saturday, so after the immediate application of hugs and kisses, MRP tried some prescription-strength silliness to take the edge off. This included singing this little tune (or how we sing it Chez MRP anyway):

I’m picking up a baby bumblebee./Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?/I’m picking up a baby bumblebee./Oh no, he stung me!

S. usually sings the last line as “Oh no, he stinged me!” so that’s how I sang it.

MRP: I’m picking up a baby bumblebee/Oh no, he stinged me!

S.: Oh no, he stung me, Mommy. That’s how we say.




  1. Excellent work, S. You are following in your mother’s blood-red Prada pumps already.

    Comment by David — July 25, 2007 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  2. lol. It was bound to happen.

    David I did not know Prada put out a “naughty librarian” line of footwear? Are they hott? 😉

    Comment by Molie — July 25, 2007 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  3. Prada’s little known (read: highly exclusive) “naughty librarian” line of footwear is one of their best kept secrets. Available only to those with a “Platinum Diamond Exclusive” public library card, the line’s unique market has made it one of the marvels of haute couture, with each shoe custom fitted to the foot of the patron.

    The shoes are specifically engineered to be comfortable unless one is seated at a desk with a red pen in hand. In these circumstances, the shoes pinch, causing both blisters and the appropriate mood for editing.

    Comment by David — July 26, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  4. So David are you going to let MRP borrow your “Platinum Diamond Exclusive” public library card?

    Comment by Molie — July 26, 2007 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

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