Me: Beaumont. Is there a reason you’re sitting staring out the patio door?
Beau: Is there a reason we’re sitting inside on such a beautiful day?
Me: It’s not polite to answer a question with a question.
Beau: It’s not polite to ask questions you already know the answer to.
Me: It’s also bad grammar to end a sentence with a preposition.
Beau: Seroiusly? You’re inserting grammar rules when I’m trying to keep you from making a deadly mistake?
Me: And what would that be?
Beau: Wasting this beautiful day.
Me: We went to the park earlier.
Beau: And now it’s later. Time to go again.
Me: I have to finish what I’m doing.
Beau: Will what you’re doing still be here when we get back?
Me: Of course.
Beau: Well the beauty of this day won’t be. It’s time to, how do you say it? Oh right. Time to savour the moment!
Me: It’s ‘seize the day’ or if you prefer Latin, Carpe Diem.
Beau: I’m the one sitting on the carpet. You’re the one dyin’ at your desk, wasting this beautiful day.
Me: Carpe diem has nothing to do…. never mind. You’re right. It’s a beautiful day.
Beau: Good. Now that we both agree, let’s get out and go carpet the day with fun!
Grrrr….. How does he do that? Get the best of me? Always. Though he did have a point. It was a beautiful day, albeit still a bit chilly, but not the bone chilly coldness of the past week…
And so, off we went to ‘seize the day’, and carpet the moment with fun!