© 2011 Aaron Atkinson

Booster Seat

Nine-year-old Maly hopped off her New Year’s Day brunch barstool and noticed something funny.

Maly: (giggling) Dad! Look! I was sitting on a paper plate!

She begins to place it back in the stack on the island.

Dad: Hey, that’s funny. Go throw it in the trash.

Maly: (incredulously) In the trash? Why? It’s clean.

Dad: Because Maly, you were sitting on it. It was touching your bottom.

Maly: Dad, it’s not like I’m not wearing pants.


  1. auntie
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm | #

    Not to be picky and certainly not to address your main point, it’s just that a journalist does need to check his facts, especially in this regard: Maly is Nine, as of December 21 🙂

  2. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 1:28 am | #

    Whoops. Edited for correctness. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

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