The Word the Little Miss Uttered on the Way Home from Dinner

Despite freezing rain and temperatures yesterday, it was 70 degrees out when I left the office this afternoon. We decided to take advantage of the weather and walk to a nearby restaurant. We had a nice dinner and then proceeded to walk home. While walking home, we saw an odd, and very minor fender-bender take place. The Little Man found it exciting, and asked why the cars crashed1. I was about to say it was because the guy was an idiot, but Kelly jumped in with her most derogatory term for this kind of situation: “Because he’s an ass.”

Ten minutes later, as we are almost home, we were reviewing the events of the evening. “And we also saw a car crash!” The Little Man said.

And from within her stroller, the Little Miss, who is not yet 18 months, said, “Ass!”

Like mother, like daughter, I guess.

  1. They really didn’t “crash” it was a fender bender, one that was based completely on road rage.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

3 replies on “The Word the Little Miss Uttered on the Way Home from Dinner”

  1. The real question is did you add this to Evernote to document the date your daughter first said “ass”?

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