24 September 2010

Mum, what does this spell?

We've had four nights away at the Sunshine Coast!  It's been great!  I just want to post this before I fall into bed for the night.

Buzz, calling from the toilet in the cabin where we were staying: "Mum!  What does this spell?  L-A-D-I-E-S?"

Me, deep in a task, and not really paying attention: "That spells 'Ladies.'"

Buzz: "What does this spell?  P-L-E-A-S-E ..."

Me:  "'Please.'  So you've got 'Ladies please ...'  What next?"

Buzz: "D-O-N-O-T."

Me: "Donott?  What's?  Ah!  That's 'DO-NOT.'  'Ladies please do not...?'"

Buzz: "F-L-U-S-H."

Me, still absorbed in something else, and not seeing where this was heading: "'Flush...?'"

Buzz: "S-A-N-I-T..."

Me, deciding that right then wasn't the best time for that talk: "HEY!  Buddy!  You get to go with Dad to the beach this afternoon!  And then after that you can have a sleep and if you have enough energy you can head out to bowling tonight!  That'll be great, won't it?  Blah blah blah..."


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Heather said...

Hee hee!!

I've had similar experiences in the grocery store once Kiddo learned to read. *shudder* Well done with the Art of Distraction!

Glad you enjoyed your vacation!

Jen said...

LOL! We have crossed this bridge too. That is when I decided Hayden should go to the men's room. ;)

Swift Jan said...

LOL LOve it!!

Mamma has spoken said...

Too cute!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Has to happen sometime, I guess. Never a good time for Mum, though!

Hairline Fracture said...

As Hippomanic Jen said, it's never a good time for Mum when they start asking those kinds of questions!

Joy said...

Yes, the wonderful distractions. Glad it came in handy and you didn't have to "there".
Our pastors sermon this morning was on sex. We sent our kiddos to a Sunday School class so they wouldn't have to hear the grown up stuff.
I'm glad they gave us a heads up on it.
♥ Joy

Crazy Sister said...

That's hilarious! And now my kids want to know why I'm laughing...

A sermon on sex?


12ontheinside said...

Ha ha ha - gorgeous!

le@thirdontheright said...

hee hee hee too funny love le

ps we have a real life connection now ... you have my J girl as a school mum - too jealous - I would have been at that school too with my prepie if we'd stayed sob sob sob :(

Sassy Britches said...

Woo-hoo! Would love to have witnessed THAT convo go down! Yes, best to leave it for a few more years, huh?

Howlin' Hobbit said...

sorry to use a comment for this, but I can't find a contact link. :-(

I don't know if you've run across this webcomic or not, but thought you'd enjoy today's installment.


Givinya De Elba said...

Awesome! A Killing-A-Fly-With-A-Ukulele cartoon! Thanks Howlin Hobbit!