Thursday, May 6, 2010

What GIRL heard...

Yesterday I went to a parent "coffee with the Director" meeting at BOY's school. I brought GIRL with me. It was an informal gathering, all of us sitting on benches together in the kitchen. The primary topic was on the status of the middle & upper school's move for the fall. The site that they're considering has lots of positives, including being a block away from a beautiful park with a new gymnasium and athletic fields, all of which could be used for the school. Various things were discussed, including a parent's concern about a liquor store located near the proposed site.


As GIRL and I walked out to the car, I asked her if she had understood anything that we were talking about. She asked me a couple of questions, and then she said:


Mommy, how come they kept talking about the licorice store?


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Portrait of GIRL painted by BOY. Artwork done with a feather tip, dipped in watercolors.


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8 comments:

Mendy said...

That's too cute! I thought she was going to ask you about jack o'clock. That's what mine would have done.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My husband would love that store.

altadenahiker said...

Aw, that painting is just lovely.

Manic Mommy said...

I firmly believe they hear every word and will choose the most inappropriate time to regurgitate it back.

We recently made a pit stop at the liquor store and both boys became irate that we were stopping. They informed me to get enough wine so we don't keep running out.

Susan C said...

I also love the idea of a licorice store.

And love the painting. How fun to use a feather for a brush.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Loving that painting. Like mother, like son.

This makes me wonder if there is such a thing as Jack-flavored licorice.

susancyoung said...

I agree with Manic Mommy - our words often come back to haunt us...and keep us humble. Thanks for sharing the story!

Angeline said...

*huge laugh*

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, my friend!
*smile*

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