Monday, November 03, 2008

From the Mouth of Babes

The other day David was on the phone in the front yard while Perry and Daisy played around near him. All the sudden I heard David's tone of voice change. It wasn't that he was mad, just talking to a different person. When he finished on the phone David found me and filled me in, with raised eyebrows, on all that wet on out there. He gave me the, "He's your child" look.

Apparently Perry saw that the new neighbor across the street was outside, so he asked her:

"Hey, did your dad die a long time ago?"

"What?" she responded, a little confused, then "what did he say?" addressing David.

"I'm sorry," said David, not knowing how to get out of explaining, "he's asking if your dad died a long time ago."

"Oh, no... He's still alive."


And then Perry ran away, leaving David and the neighbor to look at each other; one with puzzlement and the other in embarrassment.

Have your kids ever said something strange or embarrassing? I'm sure they have, almost every kids does at some point or another. I'd love to hear about it, if it's not still too taboo a subject to talk about.


The Aardvark said...

Uh, Rachel...NO child ever says anything strange or embarrassing. Ever. ever told you about muzzles?

(Truth be told, your kids are wonders of good behavior, as far as the interaction our family has had with yours. Well played to both of you!)

Kathy said...

Of course all of my children are perfect in every way and would never say anything strange or embarrassing. However, my neighbor is from England and there they call a pacifier a dummy. So when James was 2 and in the grocery store with his dad he spied a child with a pacifier and said, "Daddy, look a dummy."