Many years ago I was at a Sit-and-Sew group in the home of a guild member I barely knew. I’ll call her Patsy.
After everyone was settled in she brought her very young son out to meet us, clearly using the occasion to teach him about manners and being polite. He was adorable and, indeed, well-mannered.
Mark (not his real name) went back to his room to play and we continued to sew and chat. Suddenly he burst into our group yelling, “Mommy! Mommy! Yellow and blue make green!”
Patsy said, “Now, Mark, we’ve talked about interrupting and that it is rude.” “But Mommy! This is important!”
“It sure is,” one of the other ladies said. “This young man is on his way to being a quilter if he’s learning about colors.”
Amid lots of amused assent from all of us, Patsy relaxed a bit and said, “OK, Mark, how do you know that yellow and blue make green?”
“Because it happened in the toilet when I peed!”
And suddenly there was red (on faces) everywhere.
Ann Marie, Vermont
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