Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Outside Inside Talk
Jan: Marcus, you have a new blue ball (Thankful Thursday Thursday) and a new new blue ball (My New Blue Ball). I thought we agreed that one is to play with inside the house and the other is to play with outside in the muddy dog pen. You do remember our agreement, don't you?
Marcus: Oh, yes. How could I forget. You interrogate me every time I come in the door.
Jan: And why would I do that?
Marcus: That's what I'd like to know.
Jan: It's because you are constantly racing the ball by me and when I call your name, you drop the ball in another room and return to the door with mud falling off your chin while you try to look innocent.
Marcus: I would never!
Jan: You do. In fact, I'm looking at both balls on the living room carpet. Would you care to explain how they got there?
Jan: You didn't bring the outside ball inside?
Marcus: It must have followed me.
Jan: It just followed you inside?
Jan: Then I think your outside ball needs a time out. Out as in outside.
The next day -
Jan: Marcus, why are both blue balls outside in the dirty dog pen?
Marcus: I don't know.
Jan: Go bring the least dirty ball inside.
Marcus: Okay, if you insist.
Jan: Marcus, I said the least dirty!
Marcus; Don't worry. It will be as soon as I wipe it on the furniture.