Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Poor Bruce

I had a funny interaction with Ginger and Pen last Friday-- it still makes me laugh when I think about it. I was dropping the girls off at school when it happened.

Ginger was getting out of the car when she pointed out the janitor and said, "That's Bruce the Tall Guy" (she said it as though it was his title, not just a description of height). She then paused very dramatically, got a solemn look on her face and whispered, "He's the one with The Disease!" 

Pen gave a huge sigh from the back seat and yelled at Ginger as she was shutting the door, "I told you it's not a real disease, Ginger!" Curiosity piqued, I asked Pen what disease Bruce has. I about died laughing when she said, "It's White Man's Disease, Mom! I keep telling her it just means you're uncoordinated!" Pen was clearly exasperated. 

Speaking of kids saying funny things.... Around here a lot of universities and high schools put a letter high on the mountain (to mark their territory or something). This morning, Bud was looking at the "V" on the mountain that we can see from our house and said, "I can see the "V" on the mountain, Mom! (pause) I think it's just a sticker."

(Why do things always seem funnier when you're there?)


Anonymous said...

FWIW, I laughed, and I wasn't there. :)

Jen said...

I'm happy to chuckle at your kids funnies. Though I thought white man's disease was a bad back that hit in your mid-30's (like Ren's).