Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Where's the Daddy Duckling?

Will and I are reading Dawdle Duckling before bed.

Will asks, "Where's the Daddy Duckling?"

I think this is a very good question. Maybe it's true that in duck society, the fathers don't play a part in rearing their young. But if you're going to give the ducks other human traits (like the ability to speak, dawdle and play), perhaps a Daddy should be written into the story. It seems to me there are lots of kids' books where Daddy has little or no presence. It's concerning.

Will chooses not to delve into sociological theory. He has a ready answer.

"Maybe the Daddy Duckling's at Home Depot. He's at the Home Depot buying outlets for the new houses."

So there.


Anonymous said...

That's funny! Home Depot! lol!

I wish I could have been there for Sophie's birthday.

By the way, not to nitpick, but you misspelled "chose"! (Will choose not to delve....)



Candice said...

...or "Daddy" could be at Lowe's.

Amy said...

At least he didn't say, "Daddy's at Home Depot buying outlets for the new house with a picture of Satan on the wall and chicken bones on the table."
That sentence was just to prove I'm a faithful blog reader.