It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Inverse Definitions 1

Thomas and Arthur have a tussle over a toy, which suddenly escalates into violence. I had turned quickly enough to see Arthur shove Thomas, just before Thomas roared his disapproval and turned to me for justice. “Arthur hit me!”

“Yes, I saw him push you. Well, talk to Arthur about it. Tell him what you think.”

Thomas approaches Arthur, puffed up with righteous indignation. “Arthur, I don’t like it when you hit me. You don’t hit. Hitting is bad. You never hit! Even when I hit you!”

June 29, 2005 - Posted by | aggression, Arthur, socializing, Thomas


  1. And I am sure that Thomas had never been more sincere!!

    Comment by Misfit Hausfrau | June 29, 2005 | Reply

  2. Oh, he meant it. And was completely oblivious to the implications on his own behaviour. Irony is far and away my favourite form of humour!

    Comment by Mary P | June 29, 2005 | Reply

  3. ABSOLUTELY!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Misfit Hausfrau | June 30, 2005 | Reply

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