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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Politically Incorrect.

If you ever happened to be a fly on the wall during our dinners you would not be able to contain your laughter. Between three very vocal children and an entire day full of stories, we had to implement something to keep it all together. Each night each person gets a set number of either M&M's or candy corn or some other seasonal little treat and we go around and share things for each of our candies. This keeps the rotation going and also helps the kids thing of their most important/favorite things to share during dinner.

The kids pretty much always make us laugh about miscellaneous things but what M said last night just about topped them all:

"Today I learned Spanish since we had a Japanese substitute teacher. She's Japanese but she speaks normal human being too."

Before you start thinking we're raising ethnocentric little people, I want you to know we did let her know that the correct term is English, not "normal human being".

7 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

That's hilarious! I love the stuff kids say!

September 24, 2008 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Oh Lordy! Glad it was a teachable moment for Miss M around the security of her family dinner table and not somewhere she may have offended without meaning to! She may also want to know that unless she's POSITIVE about her teacher being Japanese, "Asian" is the right term. ;)

September 24, 2008 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Classic M to add to the list!

September 24, 2008 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger The Bishop's said...

M, M, M...

September 24, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

Enjoy it now! When they're teenagers, you won't be able to pry a single sentence out of them ;)

September 24, 2008 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Liz M said...

I kinda like "normal human being" better. At least it brought a smile to my face! :) I can't imagine what other people would've thought at the moment if it had been said in public. At least it was in the privacy of your own home.

September 24, 2008 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous linda said...

I loved this post, but wanted you to know once again, that I LOVE reading your blog, and thank you for sharing your life with all of us!

September 25, 2008 at 10:25 AM  

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