April 18, 2011

Steak Penguin

I pushed the cart, stocking up for my trip out of town for a three days. I buy enough for just in case I am not able to come back for like, another week or two. You know just in case.

Gray asks me, O Great Mother Encyclopedia, in the freezer aisle, Do penguins have fur?

I half-pay attention and (off the top of my head) explain they have a special kind of feathers that keep them warm and help them swim fast.

I suggest that he would actually make a great penguin someday. He was absolutely insulted. Ew! GROSS. I will not be a penguin. They eat FISH! And I didn't think he was going to talk to me the rest of the grocery trip he was so offended. (Which would not be such a bad thing.) (He talks a lot.)

Trying to smooth things over, "Well, you could be the penguin that eats only hummus and vegetables. I am sure there are some penguins that are allergic to fish. You could be that penguin. (This makes the most sense anyway since Gray is allergic to everything.) What about that?"

I'll just be a steak penguin. With A-1 if they have it.

24 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore that you post these moments. :)

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  2. classic. love it. I have got to meet Gray one day.

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  3. Love it :) Kids are funny with their horrified discarding of our outlandish suggestions. Because often, they follow up with their own. Cute:)

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  4. I love these moments in motherhood almost as much as the ones when the kids are actually quiet.

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  5. Heh! This is one of those great conversations like I might have with my son (who is obsessed with penguins and who also is allergic to everything). All hail encyclopedic moms.

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  6. Funny thing is, I could so see him saying that too ;) This made me smile today, thanks Steph!! :)

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  7. Oh my- this is funny. :)

    My husband will totally bring his own A1 to a restaurant if it's the type that thinks they don't need to carry it. ;)

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  8. cute.
    Been meaning to comment on your reading to the kids habit. We've been reading The Sisters Grimm series and the kids love it. If your kids like fairy tales at all, they will enjoy these books. And I really like them too, so that's a bonus!

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  9. Fantastic. I love little moments like this, especially when frustration turns to laughter.

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  10. Someone's got to eat the steak in the Antarctic surf 'n turf, right?

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  11. He would make a great steak penguin. ( :

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  12. (Giggling to myself.) I just love the creative and hilarious things kids come up with!

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  13. OK- I love this. And I'm with him-- Fish is gross. And, considering the aforementioned allergies, I feel like your son and I could do some serious bonding. Long live steak penguins!!

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  14. i'm with gray! and i love him!

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  15. OMG, that is way too awesome and cute. Gray is the best :)

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  16. so glad you wrote this down! awesome.

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  17. "O Great Mother Encyclopedia" - HA!

    Gray sounds a lot like Jayce. I bet they could entertain each other for hours with their questions...

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