Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dinner Laughs

While discussing the title of a Veggie Tale movie, the king mentioned one of the characters was named the "Italian Scallion". Immediately the girls jumped on the word scallion. Then the discuusion turned to what a "stallion" was.

I answered with: A male horse.

Princess #2 pauses, and says: Oh so it would be a horse that delivers the mail! Like in the olden days.

Then she couldn't figure out why mama was trying to conceal her laughter (and failing miserably, I should add)! Before she could get upset, we assured her that it was that pesky English language that was so confusing and funny-not her definition.


LaughterThoughts said...

Scallion made me think of onions and B#1 because we were talking the other night about how she used to talk about Onion Garden instead of Olive Garden.

B#3 does that a lot- he'll take a big word and pull out the smaller words he hears in it and "defines" it that way. He's right on a lot of times... and way off a lot of others. That crazy English will do that.:)

EllieRichellie said...

I have made major, major mistakes as a parent: I have not written down these precious things that kids say. Things that I can't remember that I wish I could remember because the way that a little girl sees the world is just so dang fantastic