Saturday, July 11, 2009


Ever since we told Little Elvis of the baby in my tummy, I have wondered when he would approach some non-pregnant woman and ask about her baby.

It seemed like that wasn't going to happen. He was more interested in showing my bare belly to unsuspecting strangers than pointing at theirs.

But, a couple of weeks ago he did it. He went up to the nursery woman at church and tried to lift her shirt to look at her baby. She is not pregnant. But she is one of the nicest people ever. I felt awful, but I guess since she works around kids all of the time it didn't bother her.

Little Elvis isn't the only one of us who makes gaffes about people's weight. Wow did I stick my foot in my mouth last night.

We, once again, dressed Little Elvis up as a cow for Cow Appreciation Day at ChickfilA (aka free food!) He got a kid's meal, and the prize was a cow figurine. He loved his cow figurine and when we headed for Wal-Mart, he decided to keep a tight hold on his cow.

At the moment, Little Elvis likes to say things over and over and over until one of us repeats him.

LE: Mommy girl!
Me: Yes, Mommy's a girl.
LE: Daddy guy!
Me: Yes, Daddy's a guy.
LE: Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy!
Me: Mommy and Daddy.

You get the picture.

Every once in a while, he would hold his cow up and say, "Cow!" to which I would respond, "cow." Sometimes he'd ask where the cow was going, but for the most part he was content to yell cow.

When pushing a cart, I tend to follow the rules of the road. I "drive" the cart on the right hand side.

At one point, a bigger woman was approaching us in the center of the aisle. She absolutely refused to move to the side with her cart, and since I do like to follow the rules of the road, the bigger vehicle always wins. I maneuvered us out of the way while thinking the woman was rude.

Right as the woman passed us, Little Elvis held up his cow and yelled "Cow!" to which I promptly responded, "Yes, cow," without thinking.

Oh yeah.


Blogger Kristi said...

Ha! I love that LE calls 'em like he sees 'em. ;)

9:57 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

Hahah!! It may have been so embarassing at the time - but it's funny now!!

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha, that's funny. And I totally know what you mean about the repeating thing. Svara has been doing that for months. If you don't repeat after her, she just keeps on saying it until you do. And now it has progressed to where she'll say something that she wants us to say. Like when she wakes up from her nap she says "nice nap?" so that we have to say "nice nap?" and she can say "yes".

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Daisy said...

How I recognize this story, my little one once asked a very obese gentleman "when the baby was coming out". I felt so embarassed at the time, luckily enough the kind gentleman took it all with a smile.

7:54 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

you know, i bet it was pure coincidence. let's hope the woman wasn't paying attention!

10:30 AM  

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