Tuesday, December 23, 2008 6:19 PM
I need to explain the first one. My mom is from Thailand and there they call flipflops, thongs. We grew up hearing them called that, and now, my nephews are hearing the same thing. Well, my oldest nephew, Wesley, goes to a public in the area, and this is the conversation that took place. (He actually told me about it later).
Wesley: “You’re wearing thongs!?! It’s cold outside!
Wesley: “Don’t you know what a thong is?”
Wesley: “Aunt Chelle, he thought thongs were gross! He does not even know what they are!
Me: “Oh, Sweetie! I think he had the right idea in the first place!”
Brendan: “Mommy, what is breeding?”
Me: “Breeding? Why do you ask?”
Brendan: “Well, I am reading this book on George Washington, and it said he bred donkeys.”
Me: “It is when a girl donkey and a boy donkey has a baby.”
Brendan: “How do they have a baby?”
Me: “You put them in a room together and shut the door.”
Brendan: “But, what do they do in the room?”
Me: “Ask your teacher!”
I took my son and nephew to McDonalds today for lunch and while we were there the two youngest started fighting over a Happy Meal toy.
Me: “Shame on you for fighting on a silly toy! You are going to get so much for Christmas. You know, there are so many children that will not get anything because their parents do not have any money.”
Brent: “And…. (holding his finger up), they are naughty!”
So much for making them feel badly for their actions!