Saturday, May 14, 2011

An Interesting Concept



Lost in Translation

I admit it.  With mr gone I've become lax in many areas.  Like showering.  And changing out of my pajamas.  And doing the dishes.  But that's because HE always does the dishes...


And I've taken the kids to eat out.  NOT everyday, mind you.  But instead of making them lunch,  I have, on occasion, gone the easy route.  Which sometimes proves the not so easy route, you know.


The other day, I was on my way to grocery shop, and I could tell the natives were restless.  They were getting hungry, and about the only thing I could do was stop somewhere for food or have them pitch fits the size of Texas while I tried to buy our necessities.  


"Should we get lunch first, guys?"


bug replied quickly, and with gusto, "I want to go to the one place with yogurt!"


"That's pretty far when we still have to go grocery shopping.  How about we stay around here?"


bug was NOT happy.  "I want the YOGURT!"


"Well, I'm fairly positive that we can find another restaurant with yogurt.  Is that the only reason you want to go there?"


"Um.  No.  I want.  Um.  A gurchee sanich."  he said, thinking quickly.


"A what???  A gurchee sanich???"  I responded.


"NO!  A gurchee sanich!"


"OH!"  And although he hadn't said anything new, I was suddenly able to decipher the meaning.  "A grilled cheese sandwich?"


"Yeah."


"I pretty sure there are other places with those too.  Let's just go here."  And I pulled into Cousins.


Turns out, Cousins has neither grilled cheese NOR yogurt.  When I got the food and passed it around, bug was obviously peeved.  


"bug, what's the matter?  Is it because you wanted a grilled cheese sandwich?"


bug looked at me with concern.  "No.  I was just joking about that.  I want a boy cheese sandwich."


To this day, I don't know the difference between a grilled cheese sandwich and a boy cheese sandwich, but bug sure does.








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6 comments:

Emily said...

Isn't it funny how they alwasy know what they want but we don't always have a clue what that is.

lisbonlioness said...

I had a complete *insert swear word here* of a day and feel like *insert another swear word*, but this post put a a smile on my frozen, nonetheless slightly sagging face. I want boy cheese, too!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

I thought they were "girled" cheese sandwiches until I was in first grade!

ritarenata said...

kids are funny and genious

Michelle L. said...

Hee-larious! Bug is clearly a brilliant wordsmith!

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
a boy cheese sandwich!!
and this is why we have kids...
:o)

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