Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes

Miriam and I were at Costco the other day and these are some of the actual comments she made during our shopping trip:

"That's too expensive."

"Is it the right size?" and "Is it size two-and-a-half?"

"It's on a good sale."

"It's not on a good sale."

"Maybe we'll buy it later."

"We forgot grapes!"

I didn't know she'd been listening so closely to all the things I say when we're shopping! And I was minorly mortified that statement number one, "It's too expensive," was the thing she said most often, followed closely by "It's not on a good sale."

Kids really are mirrors of ourselves.


JackJen said...

I know. It's amazing, isn't it? The other day, Ian was frustrated, looked at me with a furrowed brow and said, "Mama, good GRIEF!"

Anonymous said...

My mom likes to tell a story about how I used to yell on my toy phone when I was very little. She was somewhat horrified to realize I picked up that behavior from watching her yell on the real phone. :)


Mikael said...

I love your new theme! it's cute. It is so true how our kids do exactly what we do, but those are all good things you are teaching her!
Makenzie started saying "oh dear!" because I say it so much, it is really cute though. She sounds like an old lady, haha.

Nancy Heiss said...

That's so cute! It's kind of scary sometimes to watch your kids and know they are learning everything (k, maybe not everything from you...at least, it scares me.

Nancy Heiss said...

And I like the cactus better like this instead of green :)

sarah said...

thats what i was talkin about, the cacti look better not in the neon green

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Steven had a 3rd grade teacher who used to say, "good golly Miss Molly" when she was perturbed. One child in the class was a non-English speaking immigrant girl from Asia. One day I was volunteering for playground duty and happened to be nearby when this little girl got excited about something & all she could say was, "good golly Miss Molly!"

Crys said...

Ezra is always asking me..."Do we have a coupon for that?" I think my money saving may have moved into the realm of a little too much!

Kristen said...

Bridget, I'm not so sure about these cacti. Do you have Pendleton blankets thrown over your couch and howling coyote wall prints too?

Bridget said...

Kristen, don't forget the Navajo-girl-with-wolf rug in the front room.

Just kidding. Maybe I'll change them to suns. Or a homeless person. Either would be very Tucson-appropriate.

Danny and Julee said...

I love that girl! I also appreciate that the "cheapskate" Walker upbringing is being carried on!


Related Posts with Thumbnails