Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fun With An English Idiom

Yesterday, Peter was excitedly telling me about the neighbor's cat:

Peter: Do you know how I know Tabby is a hunter?

Me: How, honey?

Peter: Because the other day he killed two birds, (pauses slightly)

Me: With one stone?

Peter: (looks at me oddly and finishes his sentence) two bats and a mouse.

I chuckled for the rest of the day thinking about that one.

A stay-at-home mom has got to have a little fun.

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15 comments:

Rebekah said...

two birds two bats and one mouse... sounds like some sort of nursery rhyme

3boys247 said...

That's great. It is always fun to say something unexpected (to a child) and have the kids think you are completely nuts.

My Goodness said...

Our poor children...all the wasted cliches and sarcasm we throw at them...boo. Someday, we'll look at THEM puzzled when they spout of the latest phrase...our day is coming!

AlaneM said...

Cute!

the dragonfly said...

Cute. Someday you can tell him that story and he'll laugh. :)

~~Devita~~ said...

hahahaha...... you have a good sense of humor :D

Kellie said...

I love that! I told my daughter a couple of months ago, after she was asking the same question over and over, that she sounded "like a broken record".

SHe looked up at me and said, "What's a record?"

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee!

Jen M. said...

Snort!

I would be giggling, too...

Claudious said...

I talk to my children in broken Cleche's they will never be prepared to be released into the public.

Sounds like a hunter cat.

Mamasphere said...

I'm always saying things like that to my four year old. Gotta keep the brain sharp!

Sandy C. said...

LOL! I agree, he will definitely appreciate this story one day :)

Nap Warden said...

*chuckle*

~~tonya~~ said...

cute!! We are studying idioms here at home and my son gets a kick out of some of them.

Jaina said...

Haha, he'll get it someday