Tuesday, May 30, 2006

That's What I Said!

Today was my turn in the family share plan of a recent 48-hour sore-throat virus, and I was desperate for something to drink. I spotted a Taco Bell up ahead and, not wanting Oldest Son (5) or Youngest Son (3) to start begging for food, said to Husby, "Can we please stop at TB for a drink?"

"Sure," said Husby.

"TB? What's TB?" said Oldest Son.

"It's where we're going to get Eema [Hebrew for "mom"] a drink," said Husby.

"TV?" asked Youngest Son.

"No. TB!" said Oldest Son.

"TV?" Youngest Son repeated.

"No! T-BEEE! It has a bee on the end," said Oldest Son.

"That's what I said," said Youngest Son.

"No, you said TV. It's not TV. It's TB," said Oldest Son.

"TV?"

"No! TB!"

"That's what I said!" said Youngest Son.

"No, you said TV. But it's TB!" said Oldest Son.

"TV?"

For the record, children can keep this up for much longer than parents think they can. And also, laughing while drinking Pepsi isn't a good idea when one has a sore throat.

7 comments:

Ayelet said...

Hi! Welcome to the blog! Great story reminiscent of many skits including "Who's on first" and the old-man- with -hearing-aid routine :)

Sheyna Galyan said...

Thanks for the welcome! My boys seem to come by this naturally. Last night it was 20 minutes in their room at bedtime, with no parents in sight, of:

"Can you hear me?"

"What?"

"--, can you hear me?"

"What?"

"Can you hear me, --?"

"What?"

Next time they do it, I'm going to tape them and send it to Verizon.

Rebecca said...

I love the "family share plan of sore throats" very cute writing!

You're a new person on this blog, cool! welcome...

Ezzie said...

Welcome! That was hilarious - as was the Verizon idea. :)

PsychoToddler said...

My nephews had a 20 minute debate about Batmobile vs Batmanbile.

The Joker got away.

Wanna Be Frum said...

my 14 year old sister was singing some weird made-up song with the words "I need a tissue, I need a hanky", and my 5 year old sister tried to copy her: "I need a tissue, I need a handcuff.."

LittleBirdies said...

I read this one out loud to my husband. We both couldn't stop laughing.