13 January 2009

She Didn't Just Say That, Did She?

O The Joys isn't the only one with a child who says awesomely inappropriate things.

The other night, we went out to dinner, to a Japanese restaurant in town. Whenever we go to a "fancy" restaurant, the girlie orders a Shirley Temple.

We had a chatty, solicitous waitress, who - without being asked - brought a little dish of extra cherries along with the Shirley Temple.

The girlie spent some time dropping the cherries into her drink and trying to fish them out with her chopsticks, until she gave up and asked Daddy to help. Daddy took the chopstick and prepared to spear a cherry, at which point she cried out "Daddy, don't pop my cherry!"

Her mortified parents wanted to slide under the table.

30 comments:

Ree said...

hahahahhahaha. Oh, sorry. Snort.

Kelly said...

That girl is a budding comedienne!

Anjali said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

KC said...

HA! Classic moment in parenting right there.

Woman in a Window said...

hoohoohoohoo, that's no santa laughing.

Kyddryn said...

Oh, oh....oh...my goodness!!!!!

Sweet, sweet child...from the mouths of babes comes hilarity!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Melissa said...

This was the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks for the chuckle. :)

InTheFastLane said...

Oh! Just SO Awesome!

Mental P Mama said...

Woot!

Cold Spaghetti said...

I want to hear how Dad answered!

Mamalang said...

Do we share a daughter? Cause at the Japanese restaurant? My daughter said the same thing a few years ago. Mortified. So very mortified. Everyone stopped to look.

You really do have to love the stuff they come up with, huh?

Mad said...

Wow! That's about as good as verbal blunders in the jr set get.

meno said...

Yeah, doesn't she have a brother or first cousin who can pop her cherry???

phd in yogurtry said...

And the waitstaff promptly hit the silent alarm straight to the child protective services? Yikes. That is alternately hilarious and horrifying.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Flashing back to the time when my daughter (8ish at the time) was swimming in a lake and yelled "Look at me--I'm doing it doggy-style!"

I know the mortification of which you speak.

Awesome Mom said...

Bwahahah! That is classic.

jen said...

now that is brilliant.

flutter said...

BAHAAAA!!!

i am very mary said...

And this is why we lock the child in the basement.

Kyla said...

HAHAHAHA!!

painted maypole said...

he he he he he

my hubby and I had a similar moment in a restaurant, just between us

catnip said...

trying not to snort over here...

I would have slid under the table for sure.

She She said...

CRINGE!

I posted one of our recent bon mots today.

Furrow said...

hilarious! and then the question is whether or not to caution her about saying that again. I vote not. Because once when I was little my brother and I were tormenting each other, as usual, and we turned to threats of eating eachother. I can't remember the exact phrasing, but my mother freaked. I had to know why. And I found out from someone else. Horror.

Janet said...

omg you totally just made me laugh really loudly at work!

Aurelia said...

Oh that IS the best. Hilarious.

Chris said...

OMG LMAO - You poor thing. I'm with Cold Spaghetti & wanting to know what Dad said.

Karen said...

oh how embarrassing! Maybe no one heard her.

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

HA!!! I so hope someone heard her!

Aunt Becky said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!

Magpie, this is brilliant. I love it.