Monday, October 23, 2006


This morning I decided that I needed a kick in the pants so I loaded the kiddos in the van and set off for the local convenience store. Must. Have. Soda-drink-treat. In order to get darn near anywhere around these parts you have to take a certain road that has been closed off for modifications and repairs for the past ever-blessed month. Still closed. We had to take the long way around again and got stuck waiting forever in a line to get onto the very busy and very fast road (60mph). Our turn came and the schmuck across the way decided that, turn taking be darned... HE was gonna go.

He almost hit us and I yelled, "Dude! Geeez!"
Birdie instantly piped up, "Mama, why did you yell 'Dude, Geeeze!'?"
I explained about the near collision, and that I was upset that the man had not waited for his turn. It's important to take turns (whadda mom, huh?).
Silence from the back for thirty seconds.
"Mama, if we get in a weck our car will be dead and smashed, huh?"
"Yes, probably."
"If you weck into another car do they both smash and weck?"
"If two cars smash then it's a tie weck, wight?"
"A tie. It's a tie weck."
The mirth starts bubbling and I'm no longer pissed at the dude who almost "wecked" us. "Do you mean a tie like a tied race?"
"Yeah, it's a tie!"
I'm giggling as I pull into the parking lot.
Birdie is quiet for about ten seconds then pipes up again..." A tie weck is a dinosaur too, wight?"

I'm still laughing about that one! I cannot even transcribe the conversation that started with..."A Dude is a penguin, wight?"


Anonymous said...

Tie wecks are skeewy!

elizasmom said...

Oh, the wisdom of the small ones. Wouldn't you love to see the cops write up an accident that way?

anne nahm said...

That is super cute :^)

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

That one convenience store across from the Albertsons has lime syrup that you can drizzle into your coke...and lime coke is divine. DIVINE.

That area is also pretty decent to tie weck in.

I need to go to the bread store.

beth said...

Well "Dude Geez" is a pretty tame response. I wonder how the conversation would have gone had you responded the way I do. Ah, the beauty of having a non-verbal kid...can't wait to see what comes out of his mouth when he starts talking.

I like the tie wreck dinosaur:)

Anonymous said...

Ha! That is hilarious.

Mommygoth said...

That is frickin' hysterical. I'm especially laughing that Piece of Work commented above me, since it actually sounds like something her son would say.

Mama D said...

Adorable. Yeah, I totally wish cops would see some accidents as 'tied'.

Dude, Geez! You're funny.

Anonymous said...

Only makes sense. I have heard of T Rex, but not the penguin kind. Love those cute kids! Mom

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

I may have laughed out loud...

tie weck. bwa hwa hwa hwa hwa !!!!