I admire children when they get this stubborn. But there often comes that line, when it’s finally time to carry them home by their sled because reasoning is over.
Or maybe not. My minimal parenting experience is probably quite naive. Perhaps many are much more apt at imposing reasoning upon the obstinate child.
This is the kind of line I used to use as a kid, say part of a sentence, knowing that the listener would fill in the rest incorrectly. I was a wicked child when it came to dueling words, but fairly mild in nature.
This reminds me of The Cowboy Wally Show, “oh yeah, lock the gate!”
And seriously, aside from this being a joke, I do find it easy to get caught up in things when it’s just as easy to move on. As I often say, life just isn’t that hard.
Well, unless it is.
I love that Ted really shows some admiration here, as much as I loved playing his romantic view of the world contrasted with Vachel’s way of expressing his immediate desires.