December 9, 2003


Last night I received a phone call.

"Nana, this is Zoe"
"Hi Darling."
"Nana, I need to tell you something."
"What is it?"
"My Daddy hurt my feelings."
"Oh no! What happened?"
"He yelled at me."
"What happened?"
"He said I put a coin in my mouth."
"Did you?"

From the background I hear Mike say: "Yes you did."

I asked, "Did you have a coin in your mouth?
"How did the coin get in your mouth?"
Zoe whispers, "I put it there."

I commented that her "Daddy just wants to keep her safe".
Zoe asserts, "I can take care of my self!"
I sigh. She isn't even eight!

Zoe continues, "Nana, Daddy hurt my feelings."
I asked, "What did he do?"
"He said he was going to turn me into a 'goon'.
"Oh, were you frightened?"
I tell her that "her Daddy won't really do that. He Can't."

She tells me again that "Daddy said he would turn me into a goon."
And reiterates, "He hurt my feelings."
I say, "Daddy shouldn't threaten you."

Zoe says, "Tell Daddy!"
Mike switches on the speaker phone.
I tell him, "Don't threaten your daughter."

He laughs and fills me in on what happened.
This all started when the girls were in the bath and Mike told them to stop slashing. A little rebellion ensued. Zoe threatened to "tell on him".

He asked "who are you going to tell?"
She said, "I am going to tell your Mommy
Henceforth the call.

Throughout the whole conversation, I heard Mira in the background loudly defending her sister.

Poor Mike!

Posted by Judi at December 9, 2003 1:18 PM | TrackBack

I've seen him turn several people at work into goons after they were acting up - not a pretty sight.

Posted by: Mister P. at December 9, 2003 2:12 PM

oh my god, that's HILARIOUS!

i love that! "i'm going to tell your mommy!"


Posted by: heidijanet at December 9, 2003 3:41 PM

I put coins in my mouth all the time and there's nothing anyone can do to stop me...

Posted by: Matt at December 10, 2003 10:08 AM

one of these days something similiar will occur in the diggs household. emily and audrey will get all crazy like that. I already have a plan for what i will do in such an occassion, "Isaac, let's go find an arcade or a batting cage or eventually get a beer." women are crazy, Mikey's in trouble. I got my out.

Posted by: Martin at December 11, 2003 9:40 AM
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