It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Spinning Mary’s Head Right Around

“Nigel, come out from behind the curtains, please.”
“NONONO! I NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!”

Wow. That Quiet Stair sure has made an impact on the boy.

“Nigel, buddy, that’s Anna’s water. Give it to Anna, please.”
“AGH!! NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!”

Which is odd, given that he’s sat on it maybe three times in the past month.

“Hey, Nigel. Timmy doesn’t like that. Let go of his shirt, please.”
“NO! NO! NO WANNA GO ON THE QUIET STAIR!!!”

For no more than ninety seconds each time. Two minutes, tops.

“Nigel, please stop banging the block on the table. It’s hurting my ears.”
“NO! NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!!”

The boy’s obsessed…

“Nigel, time to put that book away in the basket.”

“NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!”

“Nigel. Nigel, did I say anything about the Quiet Stair?”

“NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!”

“Nigel! Nigel, listen to me.”

“NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!”

“Nigel, I’m NOT sending you to the Quiet Stair. I just want you to put the book away.”

“NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!”

“Nigel, honey, all you have to do is put the book in the basket, that’s all.”

“NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!”

“Nigel. Look at me. Book.In.Basket. Now.”

“NO WANNA GO ONNA QUIET STAIR!!!!!”

NIGEL! Nigel, if you don’t stop all that silly yelling, you WILL go on the quiet stair. Enough!”

“I go onna stair?”

“If you keep yelling about it, yes, you will. Or, you can just put the book in the basket.”

“O-tay.”

He trots over to the book, picks it up from the floor, and drops it in the basket.

And then goes and sits on the quiet stair…

June 26, 2007 Posted by | individuality, Nigel, quirks and quirkiness | 13 Comments