Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday in the Pool

I'm sitting on the pool steps today, watching the kids swim. Marie comes over and starts fanning water onto my submerged torso and legs. After a few minutes of this, I asked her what she was doing.

"I'm getting the barnacles off. On Spongebob, Mr. Krabs said old people have barnacles grow on them."

This parenting thing can be SO flattering at times.


Anonymous said...

Haha. Come now, Dr. Grumpy; feel the love in that! Interestingly, I wonder when most children begin to comprehend the concept of sarcasm.

peedee said...

Whoooooo lives in a pinapple under the seaaaaaa?? Spongebob Squarepants!

confession: I love that cartoon.

Speaking of sarcasm...that cartoon is loaded with it.

Phillipia said...

It'll only get more flattering as you and they get older:)
I am speaking from personal experience...

Diane said...

at least they weren't tubeworms :P

Fiz said...

Dr Grumpy, that's not bad by my kids' standard. My youngest said she reckoned I was born "when the dinosaurs were around" when she was 4 - I didn't know whether to laugh or sulk!

danielle said...


Anonymous said...

Oh...stop complaining. I had the courage to get in my bathing suit to go to the pool last week and wanna know how the conversation with my 4-year old went?

Jack: Mommy, do you are you making a baby in there (pointing to my belly)?

Me: (a little panicked), honey...Why would you ask that?

Jack: Because you're fat.

Me: A very long and detailed description of what you can and cannot say to a woman in her late 30's with two toddlers.

UGH...not a good day for Mommy!

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