Thursday, May 21, 2009

Subtle

The other night we had a picnic at the zoo.  It was a lovely 21 degrees.   Then the next day it snowed.  I really do love my city, but the weather is absolutely nuts in the Spring.

But I am not complaining.

ANYWAY, while we were having a perfectly lovely picnic, the following conversation took place.

HG: Sprout, eat the rest of your sandwich, it will help you grow big and tall and strong.

WC: (In a subtle way to remind me that these are not things we are focusing on as a family)  but you don't have to be big, or tall or strong.  That's not important.  The sandwich will help you be smart.

HG:  But you don't have to be smart either.  Just be you. 
(In a not-so-subtle way to remind Way Cooler that I am a smart-Alec.)

And that right there is why we don't get invited to many parties.
    

7 comments:

Knittinchick said...

Oh Sprout... sandwich schmandwich... you're cute no matter what!

a Tonggu Momma said...

how about "it will help you stay healthy." offered as advice because I, too, am a smart aleck.

granola_granny said...

Deffinitely not suggesting that you use my old line. "Please eat this so that your father does not feel obligated to eat it tomorrow".

momofthecrazies said...

You're my type of Smartie-Pants!!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I'd invite you to a party. Because the best times are sarcastic times.

Janet said...

That is so funny. "Sprout, eat your sandwich so that you MIGHT turn out big, strong, and smart. Then again, you might be small, weak, and stupid. Just eat the sandwich." Tee hee.

Alyson and Ford said...

Eat you food so that I don't have to put the leftovers in the refrig!!
Too funny!

Alyzabeth's Mommy