Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Out of the mouths of babes

Overheard at Casa Earth...

The Boy: What's that on your forehead?

Mr Earth: Where?

The Boy: Dere!

Mr Earth: What does it look like?

The Boy: Stripes!

Nomo: Stripes?

(Pause)

Do you mean wrinkles?

(Scrunches forehead)

See, Mummy's got them too. They're called wrinkles, not stripes.

The Boy: Oh. Wrinkles?

Nomo: Yes.

(sound of Nomo snickering)

The Boy: Why you laughing?

Nomo: (some unintelligible comment about "wrinkles" vs "stripes" as I desperately try to stop laughing)

13 comments:

Kyla said...

I love the way kids see the world. And I think stripes sounds better than wrinkles. :)

painted maypole said...

that's hysterical!!

Beck said...

My kids often admire my impressive stretch mark collection... in many ways, I love their view of me and in other ways, I wish they'd learn to self-censor.

DaniGirl said...

I guess that's why they talk about "earning your stripes"? *grin*

kittenpie said...

Nice. They always point out the stuff we'd like to ignore, don't they?

ewe are here said...

Stripes, a kinder, gentler way to look at wrinkles.
;-)

Nora Bee said...

Funny! Made me smile.

b*babbler said...

I'll definitely take stripes any day!

Mimi said...

Funny. It's worse, though, when you see that little puzzled look transmute to horror and pity. My nephew told my mom (when he was about The Boy's age), "Gramma, I can fix your hair. I can make it smaller. I'll use the scissors." He obviously felt such pity for her crazy coarse grownup hair, so different from his soft, bouncy toddler hair ...

Kathryn said...

I much prefer using the word "stripes" to using "wrinkles". It sounds more like a fashion statement that way. I'm using it from now on! :)

Christine said...

hehehe!

crazymumma said...

hilarious.They bust us left right and centre and we still love em up.

Susanne said...

I just love the way our children use the words they know to say the ones they don't. Stripes is nice. (And this post has me grinning from ear to ear. That will add to my stripe collection for sure...)