Friday, June 6, 2008

More June-isms

All my kids crack me up sometimes with the things they say, but here are a couple from June this week.

June has problems with inanimate objects. She tends to get hurt and she figures they (the chair, the couch, etc.) did it on purpose. I have explained countless times that those things don't move by themselves, but she's convinced they are just plain MEAN! So she came in whimpering about some chair hitting her. I tried a new approach.

Me: What a mean chair.

June: (whimper, sob) Momma (it is so infuriating that when she gets hurt, all she will say is 'Momma' which is not a term I like and it doesn't help solve the problem of what happened).

Me: I hope you told that chair to say sorry.

June: (with a quizzical look) what?

Me: Did you tell him to say sorry because obviously he can talk and move.

I think she could tell that I was trying to trap her in the usual conversation that chairs don't move, so she said...

June: He can't talk, but he CAN move.

I give up.

So I moved on to another topic. Pain. I was trying to distract her from the moving chair and the crying, so I asked her to give me a number between 1 and 5.

Me: On a scale of 1 to 5, tell me how badly it hurts-- Five being It hurts so bad, I think I'm going to die!! And one being Eh, it's not too bad.

She looked at me for a minute and then said...

June: 10!!

She must have thought of that all by herself because I have never given her an option of numbers before, but it sure made me laugh. And fortunately, when I laugh and June realizes she has said something funny, it usually cheers her right up. So, the evil chairs will probably live to strike another day, but I will be on my guard (as should you all).

3 comments:

¡Vieve! said...

I'm fairly certain that the couch in my house is mean-it moves into my way every morning!

Chelle! said...

I think that the wall going downstairs moves every morning...I seem to hit it bright and early each day. OUCH!!! So, I do understand what June is talking about!!!

Tim said...

kids say the funniest things!