It’s Not All Mary Poppins

So Who’s Who? Take a Guess!

Me: Where is Boy 1?
Boy 2: He’s sleeping on the kitchen floor.
Me: He IS? [looking into kitchen] Um, no he’s not.
Boy 1: Here I am!
Boy 2: Are you awake?
Boy 1: Well, what do you think? I have my eyes open and I’m standing right here.
Boy 2: I think you’re sleeping.

June 23, 2006 - Posted by | Arthur, Darcy


  1. hmmm. Not literal and pendantic enough to be Arthur. So it’s gotta be Darcy and George, right?

    Comment by MsSisyphus | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  2. Oh, Mary. Your kids sound like the most amazing people sometimes. 🙂

    Comment by Kat O+ | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  3. I’m going to guess Boy 2 is Arthur, based on the stubborn and illogical stance. Boy 1 seems patient and logical — Darcy?

    Comment by Kristen | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  4. I’ve gotta go with Arthur (you are TOO sleeping!) and Darcy, Little Boy Logic.

    Comment by kittenpie | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  5. My vote is for Arthur and Darcy. I had to go back to the May 23 post to be sure.

    Comment by twoboysmom | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  6. Yeah, I was wrong. I just didn’t find Boy 2 as mindnumbingly irritating as I usually find Arthur. But Darcy, even playing a game, wouldn’t be so committed to his own reality in the face of fact. That’s Arthur all the way.

    Comment by MsSisyphus | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  7. another vote for arthur (boy 2) and darcy. Darcy is my favorite. Is it okay to play favorites?

    Comment by Sassy Student | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  8. MsS: Beep! No, sorry, contestant number one. That is not the correct answer. But thank you for playing.

    Kat: They are!

    Everyone Else: Congratulations! Yes, indeed: Darcy, boy logic, and Arthur, staunch denier of reality. Well done. Cookies all round!

    Sassy: (Psst. He’s my fave, too. Shhhh… They’re all wonderful kids, of course, but there’s a certain sturdy sweetness to Darcy that just tugs my heartstrings. Truly.)

    It’s okay – unavoidable, really – to have favourites. It’s just not okay to play favourites.

    Comment by Mary P. | June 23, 2006 | Reply

  9. That’s such a perfect way to describe Darcy – he’s so STURDY!

    I adore that little boy! I want for him to never grow up and leave your blog – more sturdy Darcy, please! Also, Darcy is one of my favorite literary characters ever.

    Arthur drives me nuts. How do you cope?

    Comment by Sassy Student | June 24, 2006 | Reply

  10. Oh, I didn’t get to post my guess in time. I’m glad to hear that it was indeed Darcy, a staunch defender of reality!

    I was so tired last night that I didn’t even finish my post before falling asleep. 🙂

    Comment by Lady M | June 24, 2006 | Reply

  11. I like Darcy best too.

    And Arthur– oh, well, what can what say?

    Comment by Jenorama | June 29, 2006 | Reply

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