January 20, 2002 - Sunday
"Thumping and dumping:" that's what Harry does much of the time. At least, that's probably his most common answer when asked, "what are you doing, Harry?" The origin is of a slightly different phrase, thumping and bumping, which his mother often used to answer Harry's inquiries and to describe noises that might be emanating from somewhere else in the house. "What's daddy going?" or "what's that?" harry would ask and she'd say something like, "oh, that's just daddy thumping and bumping." Now it's Harry's line. "What's Harry doing?" he'll ask rhetorically, then say, "thumping and dumping."