Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Conversations with a Six Year Old - Slight Misunderstanding Edition

Maren: Screams wildly.
Brynna: Maren! Knock it up!
Me: Do you mean "Knock it off?"
Brynna: Whatever.

Brynna: Mommy, what if there were twins, not like real twins, but the twins who are real twins but don't look alike, virginal twins...
Me: Huh?

Brynna: How do you spell Isaiah?
Me: I-S-A
Brynna: No, there's an H
Me: Yes, at the end. I-S-A-I-A-H.
Brynna: No, after the S.
Me: No, that would be Ish-aiah.
Brynna: That's how my Isaiah spells it.
Me: Get me a Bible and I'll show you.
Brynna: Now, look, if Brynna can have a Y, Isaiah can have an H.
Me: Fine. Whatever, write your letter.

Me: (To the other adults in the car) Why in the world would he stand there with the car running right beside him and smoke?
Brynna: Because he's addicted to cigarettes.
Me: Well, yes. But I meant...
Brynna: Just like you are addicted to Coke.*

Brynna: I think I'll put that on my Christmas list to MawMaw.
Me: Why not to Santa?
Brynna: Because, you know, MawMaw will buy me things no matter what, but Santa is only going to give me things if I am good. And it seems like I've been spending a lot of time in my room lately.**

*This resulted in how when we talk about that, we should say that Mommy is addicted to caffeine, as Coke can also mean something very bad that could result in mommy going to prison. 

**This resulted in a talk about how she could still turn the tide and be good the rest of the year and impress Santa. I think it was largely lost on her, though. She has decided to write a letter to Santa, explaining that being good is harder for six-years-olds and big sisters, and she is both. I can't wait.


Cathy said...

Since Brynna has a 'y' I can't wait to hear what she says when she figures out how badly Catherine is spelled.....just sayin' there is nothing wrong with simple....

Jessi said...

Okay, for the 714th time, Kathryn is the old English, Celt and Gaelic spelling and is generally accepted by everyone who does not share my blood to be a perfectly acceptable spelling. Furthermore, it's the spelling used by Catherine Howard (who was Catherine in church records, but signed things Kathryn.) It's fine!

Becca said...

You need to start a Twitter account and call it $#!% my 6yo says.

Suze said...


Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Too funny!

Steve said...

These are always priceless.

I can't wait for the letter to Santa.

Ady said...

How Cute. My fav is the coke conversation. It is funny how kids pick up on that stuff. Kai once told Eric, " You know all those Pepsi's you drink daddy," " Yes Kai" "well that is bad for you and that's the devil in your heart!"

Because I don't let Kai have Sodas because they are bad for you.

Jessi said...

Duwayne once told a waiter that he liked beer, "like my daddy." Meaning, of course, root beer. How we survive this is beyond me.

Mrs. Allroro said...

one of my top five blot posts ever, probably