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Monday, January 18, 2016

Kid Speak

Chris and Jerry. And a less embarrassed Mom.
Children.
They have a knack for saying the wrong thing at the right time . . .
Mom and Dad were travelling with Chris and Jerry, my eldest sister and brother, then aged 3 and 2. The little family stopped in at the Palomino restaurant in Forth MacLeod, Alberta (a town about two hours from the ranch).
The stop had been two-fold. A much-requested bathroom break.
And subsequent feeding station.
A table was secured near the restroom door.
The two kids were immediately taken to ensure fulfillment of the first need.
Then resettled at the table as their parents went about satisfying the second.
After their order had been taken, the wait began for the forthcoming delicious food.
With nothing to occupy their attention, Chris and Jerry spent those intervening minutes studying the other people in the busy restaurant.
And missing little.
As they sat there, a young couple came into the restaurant and took the table next to them.
Chris watched as the young man got up, murmured an excuse to his partner and headed for the restroom door.
“Are you going to go potty, too?” she asked.
In her clear, carrying, three-year-old voice.
The restaurant hushed for a moment as all eyes turned to the red-faced young man who ducked quickly through the restroom door. They then turned to the even more red-faced young mother sitting at the table with the tiny broadcaster.
Children.
Entertainment and embarrassment all rolled into one neat, cuddly bundle.
Don’t leave home without one . . .

10 comments:

  1. We were in Harvey's years ago and the young fellow at the table next to us took his wee man to the bathroom.....when they came back the little guy was skipping along and when he saw his mom he yelled out "I pooped" at the top of his lungs. Everyone in the restaurant cheered. Priceless.

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  2. Remember the Art Linkletter show? Kids are very honest!

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  3. So funny ... kids don,t have much of a filter in the early years, do they?!

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  4. It reminds me of a story which made me laugh (and cringe) when I first heard it. The child of a friend of mine was a thumbsucker. His parents had tried and tried to rid him of the habit. And then they told him if he continued the air would be trapped inside him and he would float away...
    Then they went shopping. And said child pointed at a very pregnant woman and shouted 'I know what you've been doing...'

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    1. Good one, EC! I am chortling to myself over this!

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  5. I remember those days with my young children so well.

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  6. I love that children are unfiltered at times - they just don't have all those social rules worked out yet and that always brings a smile!

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  7. The lovely thing about kids talking like that is that it's completely innocent and most people are fairly good-natured about it. Thanks for sharing your story at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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  8. Mine have gotten me a time or too, but its usually pretty funny and only a tad embarrassing.

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