Friday, June 20, 2008

And would you like some potatoes with that?

J's not the only little guy who makes me laugh with the funny things he says. Last Sunday one of the boys in my Sunday School class was trying to act macho. He puffed up his little 4 year-old chest, clenched his fists, and strutted around saying - in his best New York accent, "Do you wanna piece a' meat?! Do you wanna piece a' meat?!"

It's funny how kids (and adults too, I suppose) hear something other than what's really said. A couple years ago, J started talking about "Backafoosters." I couldn't for the life of me figure out what he was talking about. When I asked him what it was, he gave some strange explanation about "baby sheep and they have mamma sheep and daddy sheep and. . ." It became a little joke in our house to call something a backafooster after that. We even nicknamed J our "little backafooster" for a while. Then one day I finally realized what it was when I heard a line in a Little Einstein DVD about Rocket's "back up boosters." Ohhh!

One of the reasons J is so smart (yes, I'm biased) is that he doesn't hesitate to ask a question when he hears something he doesn't understand. Like a couple weeks ago when we were driving to visit some friends for lunch after church. B asked if I knew what was on the menu. I replied that she said she had fish for us and some chicken she can do in the wok for the kids. J piped up from the back seat and asked, "What's chicken shikandoo?" Sounds like a Chinese dish!

1 comment:

Lori said...

OMYGOSH, that was so funny. I did my monthy Aldis shopping last night and upon my return I visited your blog so I could get enough steam built up to unpack and put everything away. It did the trick! After laughing for a while I was able to get everything put away.

See you tomorrow,