Chop Wood

Taking care of a 3-year-old on one’s own is hard. To show N that I recognize and appreciate it, and also in order to give him a bit of a break, I got Klara’s favorite teacher Ms Stephanie to come over and babysit for 4 hours.

Can you guess what N decided to do with his four hours of freedom?

Go to a bar? Watch a game? Sleep? Go out for a meal?

No, no, no, and no.

He’s going to chop wood. Like, for real. He’ll take big pieces of wood and chop them up into firewood. Because it’s important to prepare firewood in advance.

Every Russian speaker who’s reading this is now heaving with laughter. There is a very famous quote from a very famous novel about chopping wood to sublimate. I can’t explain it better than this. It’s very very funny.

5 thoughts on “Chop Wood”

  1. He’s going to chop wood. Like, for real. He’ll take big pieces of wood and chop them up into firewood. Because it’s important to prepare firewood in advance.
    Every Russian speaker who’s reading this is now heaving with laughter.

    Not Russian speaking, laughing anyways.

    It’s… July. And we have a nationwide heatwave.
    Should you worry that he’s going to crowd the garage with rock salt, snow tires and chains for the impending non-existent July snowstorm?

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    1. You know? The last thing anybody wants to think about right now is how to make more heat.

      I laughed so hard I almost fell over. A week with a toddler, and that’s all he can think to do in his free time??

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