Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Happy Whores and other random stuff

It continues to amaze me that BabyBoy is capable of picking up reading so quickly with little or no help from his parents. I freely admit that I am relatively lazy when it comes to the education department, which is probably why I'm so willing to pay for independent school. I don't know that I'm willing or (more importantly) able to provide the extra uumph that he will doubtlessly need as he continues through school to keep him motivated and challenged. I figure I'll put my money where my mouth is and let them take all the credit.
At any rate...the reading is sometimes entertaining. As we drove through the takeout window at Sonic (which seems to be an almost daily ritual) BabyBoy yells out to me "Mommy, they have happy whores from 3 to 5 everyday!". As though this was something to be excited about? I'm positive he has no clue what the word means but was just excited to be reading it to me. "It's hours", I say. "The H is silent". All the while, I'm desperately tryinig not to laugh and the girl at the window is in tears. Gotta love it.
Completely not related to the above, I've heard a rumor that the folks over at the ER seem to have stumbled upon ye blog. Super. A shout out to all of you who so capably dealt with BabyBoy and his monster melodrama during the chin stitch episode. Having worked in the ER myself I know that everytime a Dr.'s family walks through the door you're totally prepared for attitude and entitlement issues. Hope we didn't deliver in that regard. Ya'll were great.
Now, I'm off to work some more in the yard. The flu seems to have taken the high road and we're all feeling mas better!

7 comments:

Ned said...

How the heck did they find it?! If you go private count me in!

Impoverished Preppy said...

That cracks me up.

E's reading is coming along steadily, but it has been a combined effort on the part of DH, me, my mom, and her teacher. You are blessed to have a child who is learning to read so effortlessly.

I'll admit that while I'm proud of E's progress, especially since I know it does not come as easily to her as other things, I've been a wee bit surprised/disappointed that it has required so much effort. I grew up with my parents recounting the fact that I somehow miraculously taught myself to read at the age of 3, and I suppose I was just expecting E to do the same.

Thanks for sharing his cute mistake - happy whores, tee hee!

Stylinmama said...

Kids are too smart! My 1 year old yells "Shit" all the time when she wants to sit. Hopefully she will not do it in church...

Liz said...

I laughed out loud when I read what your son said...TOO CUTE!

Kate said...

Too funny! When my DD was younger, the way she said "clock" sounded just like "c*ck!" Totally embarrassing when she would start yelling it when we passed a display of watches or clocks in a store!

SnappyCasualGifts said...

I don't know how you kept it together with the Sonic girl standing right there. I would have busted out laughing.

so tired said...

This reminds me of when I was young and first reading. We were visiting my wealthy Aunt in Lake Forest, IL. We were driving by the entrance to one of the beaches of Lake Michigan and I was reading every sign that we drove by. She was very impressed until I read one that said "No Presbyterians"....

The sign actually said "No Pedestrians" but I had not learned that word yet and it looked close enough to Presbyterian to me.

Being a prominent Presbyterian in her area, her head whipped around sooo fast and said "Where, where??"

My family still laughs about that one.