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Nathaniel gets in the car after school full of excitement about a new book he’d heard about. I’m hoping that this is IT, he’s found READING, he is truly my child too and not just all Pete’s video game spawn.

“Which would you rather do? Get beat up by a high school marching band or a gang of Pillsbury Dough Boys?”

“Which would you rather have? 32 toes or 3 tongues?”

“Would you rather be drowned in mayonnaise or beaten to death with pickles?”

“Would you rather have a tongue 3 feet long or toes the size of bananas?”

Obviously not War and Peace….not even quite Mad Magazine. Feel free to discuss THOSE earth shaking questions for yourself. Harder to decide than you’d think.

We’re sitting in the CVS pharmacy drive thru, picking up Peyton’s antibiotic prescription and he continues to bombard me with these brain-numbing questions. But I want to encourage his excitement in the contents of a book, no matter that the author of this book should be taken out and shot!

So, Peyton decides she’ll join in on the “how far can we push mom towards the edge of insanity” quest.

“What’s that window?”

“It’s where they give you your medicine, just like at McDonalds with food.”

“What’s that say?”

“Push for service.”

“What’s that button do?”

“It rings a bell and lets them know we’re waiting.”

“What are those bumps?”

“That’s Braille.”

“What’s Braille?”

“It’s how blind people read.”

“Why do blind people read bumps?”

And it goes on and on and on….

BUT….the blood starts flowing to Nathaniel’s brain. I can almost hear it ticking and whirling.

“Mom, why would there be Braille on a drive thru?”

“For the blind people.”

“That are driving? Think about that, mom!”

Oh. Right.

What would you rather do? Be mocked by your nine year old for your blatant stupidy or have a porcupine shoved up your butt? I think we all know the answer to that one.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

6 Comments on “Duh!”

  1. #1 dug
    on Dec 20th, 2007 at 8:20 am

    gang of Pillsbury Dough Boys :YAWN

    3 tongues :TONGUE

    drowned in mayonnaise

    a tongue 3 feet long :TONGUE

  2. #2 Jennifer
    on Dec 20th, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Anissa ~

    You really should consider a career in stand up comedy! You are so FUNNY!!!! :WINK


  3. #3 Heather
    on Dec 20th, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    As usual you have me laughing out loud! You are too funny and truly have a gift for humor! Aren't kids just the greatest??? 🙂 Hoping you are still sane today . . .

    So glad Pete will be home soon to celebrate the holidays!!
    Love & FROG,

  4. #4 basi
    on Dec 20th, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for the laugh! I sure needed it today. I'm still thinking about those quesions.

    love, basi
    kate's mom

    on Dec 20th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Yeah, that's the "problem" with having smart kids! So very funny, though. I have been mocked a time or two (million) myself by my kids. Hope Peyton is feeling better and everyone else is well. Continued prayers.

  6. #6 Christine
    on Dec 29th, 2007 at 5:57 pm


    Your journal entries make me laugh…. You are too funny.
    Kids can be so fun.


    Christine~~~Kids Cancer Crusade