Monday, August 28, 2006


Best bedtime-avoidance excuse ever

Tristan just crept down the stairs, maybe 10 minutes after Beloved tucked him in and finished tonight's chapters from Captain Underpants.

Tristan, sotto voce: "Mommy, where's the fermoliter?"
Me, searching mental databanks for 'fermoliter': "Uhhhhhh..."

Tristan: "Because I have the hiccups."
Me: *bursts into laughter*

Ohhhhhh, the fermoliter!!!! Now I get it.
Fermoliter = thermometer, which is needed to combat the dire symptom of hiccups. Right, makes perfect sense.

He's since been downstairs once more with the eucalyptus chest cream. For the hiccups, you see.