Thursday, June 07, 2007

The wager

I pick Sophie up from kindergarten and am driving her home. Vivaldi's Four Seasons is playing on my tape deck. It's one of her favorite tapes. She is always a happy camper if I have classical or polka music to offer.

Sophie: "I really like this music."
Babci: "I do too."

Few minutes of critical listening.

Sophie: "I bet this is Winter."
Babci: "You know, I'm not really sure ... it could be Fall or Summer."
Sophie: "No, I think it's Winter. Do you want to bet? I have three dollars."

A six-year old is actually daring me to put up some money. Do they teach music appreciation and gambling in kindergarten?

I take the bet.

Babci: "Okay, you're on. I say it's Fall."
Sophie (confidently): "It's Winter."

We stop the car and I extract the tape to read the program.

It's Winter.

Cash only, no credit cards or checks accepted.


slouching mom said...

Oh, she's so clever. But I'd expect nothing less of her.

doow said...

I don't know where she learned that, but it's brilliant.

pogonip said...

I love it!

fifi said...

Oh, Mater, Thank You! Thank you for the message! I was so hoping that everything would get there all right. But of course you are supposed to join in the feast! I always include you when I am buying, silly! I probably just presumed that you all could read my mind. Mater, you rock! /Fifi

Patti McCracken said...

Hey, if the kid can't read yet, all bets are off the table. It's Fall.

The Mater said...

LOL, unfortunately, she reads quite well! I'm sunk.

lou said...

that is too funny! Good for her!

Maggie said...

Those kids, they're smart.

geogirl said...

Cheer up. At least now you know how she's going to pay her way through college. ;-)