He’s Not Annoying

Juniorette: “So Thomas had his semla cream bun and he said he liked it, but later he threw up.”

Me: “Thomas? Is he a new boy in your class? Haven’t heard of him before?”

Juniorette: “No, he’s not annoying. Not very.”

Author: Martin R

Dr. Martin Rundkvist is a Swedish archaeologist, journal editor, skeptic, atheist, lefty liberal, bookworm, boardgamer, geocacher and father of two.

6 thoughts on “He’s Not Annoying”

  1. My biggest worry: That my kids pick up enough Spanish in kindergarten to talk with each other without mami and daddy being able to understand.


  2. When my daughter was 3 and spoke only English, she made friends with a little playmate who spoke only Cantonese. They were keen to play together because they were both only children, and lived close to each other.

    We discovered after a while that they had invented their own language to communicate with each other that no one else understood. It did not sound like either English or Cantonese, it was something purely of their own creation.

    When they began attending kindergarten together and began to learn each other’s language, their own private language was no longer needed and they dropped it.

    They are both 21 now, and still friends, and now communicate in a mix of English and Cantonese. They have no recollection of the language they invented.


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