Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Her Daddy's Daughter

Yesterday on the way home from school, Sarah told me how "frustrating" one of her teachers was. I probed a little and she said it was because the teacher was always using "dreadfully large" words. Dreadfully large? Like what I asked. Like "procrastination and progress". Uh-huh. I couldn't help but laugh out loud.

Just a few minutes ago, I was getting breakfast for her. John had to make a late night run to Safeway and came home with toaster strudel. Remember, I'm the health food nut and sugar sheriff, so stuff like that only makes it into dad's shopping cart.

Anyway, I burned the tip of my finger fishing Sarah's pastry out of the toaster. I yelped, and she was compassionate. She reminded me that she burned her finger on the toaster once...and it was "heroic". I use words like "ouch" and my 10-year-old uses words like "heroic".

Clearly, she doesn't get her vocabulary from her mother.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Isn't funny how dad always brings home the "fun foods" (as my boy's call them).

The exchange between Sarah and you made me smile. My third grader has told me that he is to big for certian words and I should not use them with him anymore. Example: he no longer has boo boos - he has a scrapes. :o)

Regular, with half and half and raw sugar said...

And that made me laugh out loud. Your kids are getting a good eduacation!!

Gretchen said...

Not only do they bring home fun foods; they buy name brands and don't use coupons. Or is that just me?

Godspeed on the finger recovery.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

HA.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I love how kids associate dads with being the "cool" parent who brings home all the "fun" stuff!

Heroic...maybe she was talking about you!

Teri in CO said...

This made me LOL! Literally! I've never met your daughter but somehow I can just picture her saying these things! =)

His Girl said...

I love when my children use words that are too big for them... they do it now, but my favorite was back when my son as two-ish and talking about the "'nificent topiaries"
hahaha!

Becca said...

I love when little kids use big words appropriately!

I just went shopping with my husband. ouch! The differences in what we buy is amazing and our bill was reflective of that! The kids love it though.

Anonymous said...

I love to read what you young mothers say. My kids are older than most of you and their dad is still the "cool" one.

Kellie said...

AS a kids we used to love it when Mom went away for a business trip. Weekends with Dad alone always meant hoagie sandwiches and banana bream pie for supper.

Yummy!