Sunday, December 04, 2005

Bad Guy: 1

The oldest and his father are playing Good Guy, Bad Guy in the other room. This consists of the oldest, Bad Guy, whomping on his father, and his father, Good Guy, pretending to be hurt, then catching the oldest and tickling him mercilessly as punishment. Only the oldest is growing up. His hits and kicks, once darling and futile, actually hurt sometimes now.

I hear the oldest land a good one, and my husband laughingly call out "Uncle! Uncle!" The oldest, still in his role, replies in a Bad Guy voice "Your family can't help you now!"

cry (or say) uncle
informal, idiom
To indicate a willingness to give up a fight or surrender.
"uncle." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 04 Dec. 2005.