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Don't even think it...

“I won’t call you stupid. No.”

“What was that, sweetie?”

“I won’t call you stupid.”

Meg’s in the process of learning that you shouldn’t always say something about someone, just because you think it. But she’s yet to develop the finer details of tact.

“But nobody mentioned being stupid. It’s not a nice thing to call someone, is it?”

“No. I won’t call you stupid. No.”

“Ok, good. Don’t call anyone stupid.”

“I won’t.”

“Good girl.”

“I won’t call you stupid. No.”

“Enough! Just stop talking about calling people stupid, ok?”

“Ok.”

“Good.”

“I won’t call you fat…”

27 comments

Fat Lazy Guy said...

HAHA! Man.

Good post :D

Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

Why does she think you are stupid?

restaurant gal said...

Perfect.

quinn said...

LOl..too funny ..I spent the better part of last week refering to my husband as an IDIOT...of course I said it with a grin and alot of sarcasm...he was saying something really silly over and over ...I got it from the show Everybody loves raymond..and she always calls ray and idiot..lol...too much fun.

BStrong said...

Oh how funny. It reminds me of the who's on first skit from Abbot & Costello.

Kanani said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!
Love this. Really precious stuff, Kim.

American writer John Gregory Dunne used to write stuff down on slips of paper that he heard his daughter say. He'd put them into a black box that he kept in his study. Years later, he'd mine through it and find inflections and turns of phrase to use in his writing.

Kim Ayres said...

FLG - thank you

Dr McCrumble - but she doesn't. No.

RG - :)

Quinn - we don't get that programme in the UK, but I'll try and imagine :)

BStrong - time to start up a father-daughter double act!

Kanani - I should probably save all these things up for the book. But as the book will probably never get written, and I can get an instant hit from using it on the blog, it finds its way here first :)

Tree said...

I have been having a bad day then I read that post and I laughed out loud, my mood has completely turned around.

Thanks ... to you and Meg.

Carole said...

I have to agree with everyone. I cracked up. Absolutely funny. You must send that little bit to Reader's Digest. Make a quick $300.00. Very funny. Very real. (http://www.rd.com/submitjoke.do?lid=187)
Sorry I don't actually know how to do links.

Christina said...

Haha, she cracks me up :-) I wonder where she gets it all from?

Kim Ayres said...

Tree - glad to have been of service :)

Carole - I'll check that out - thank you!

Christina - That's Meg - all love and no tact.

Rhonda said...

Oh, did I ever need that laugh. Priceless!

Nicole said...

Funny and smart! WOW! :) Thanks for making me laugh. I'm glad I found your blog.

The Hangar Queen said...

I'm just finishing up 36 hours of searching for some large predator that's been savaging the deer herd.
I was given an M16 at work last night "just in case"
I am tired,
I an hungry
I think I've caught a cold
I'd murder a cup of tea and some biccies.
I was also grumpy,bitchy and getting a bit stroppy with the lads.
I was.
Then I read this and I cackled.You've made my day.Thank you.

Eryl Shields said...

This reminds me of the time a friend of mine had just had her second baby and was bemaoaning the fact that she was fat and hideous. Her five year old daughter said 'Oh mummy you're not fat and you'll be fine once your big wobbly tummy has gone.'

Kim Ayres said...

Rhonda - :)

Nicole - welcome to my ramblings and thank you for taking the time to comment!

Hangar Queen - Sounds like some time you've been having - I hope to read your blog about it!

Eryl - ah, 'tis true - ideas of body image are laid down at such a young age

Julie said...

This reminds me of the time I was doing something in the kitchen (probably making dinner). While I was bent over, one of my charges said "You have a big butt." Big brother rolled his eyes and I said, "I know, but I don't want to hear it." She was about 8 or 9. Like Meg, she's all love and no tact. I think it's part of her innocence and I wouldn't want to change it.

Sayre said...

Gah - blogger just ate my comment! So I'll try again.

She won't call you stupid. No. She won't call you fat. No.

Since you no longer qualify as fat, does this mean that you also no longer qualify as stupid?

Kid logic. Gotta love it!

savannah said...

we still laugh over things the kids said when they were young...*sigh*...besides, as dunne knew..you can't make up shit like that...
i remember a dinnertime conversation around the table, the kids were all talking (3 boys, 1 girl) about school, etc. but not listening to us, or so we thought...using parental code as we spoke about a shrink and his wild kids, my husband said, "you know..the cobbler's children"...without missing a spoonful our daughter said, "who are the cobbler's?"
ok, it was and is still funny to me *LOL*

Mary Witzl said...

Funny, Kim.

I can still remember our eldest at age five, having sampled the bouillabaise my sister-in-law had just made, suddenly crying out 'Hey! This tastes like CAT FOOD!' Oh, the shame.

meleah rebeccah said...

I loved this post

creative-type dad said...

oh my...
I'm laughing, but crying

Kim Ayres said...

Julie - sweet :)

Sayre - I'm afraid I do still qualify as fat, just not patholocially, morbidly, I can't believe you're still alive obese any more.

Savannah - when I was a kid there was an old cobbler who worked out of a shed up the road. He couldn't have been a day under 140. Everytime I heard the expression about the cobbler's children, he sprang to mind and I got even more confused.

Mary - it's extremely disturbing when you find out they know what cat-food tastes like

Meleah Rebecca and Creative-type Dad - welcome to my ramblings and thank you for taking the time to comment :)

Jupiter's Girl said...

That's so cute and funny. Love it.

I was talking to my 14 year old and his friend when he blurted out, "you have a lot of wrinkles." It had nothing to do with what I was saying to him.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

She's a delight, Kim - that adds cheer to a day, does that. I read it the other day and didn't have time to comment and it's made me larf again today.

meleah rebeccah said...

Thanks for dropping by my page!

Kim Ayres said...

JG - wrinkles are just lines of wisdom. People who have face lifts clearly prefer to throw any gained wisdom out of the window.

Sam - :)

Meleah Rebeccah - my pleasure - looks like an interesting site you have.

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