Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Grown up"

Last night before dinner Peter said, "Mom, I need a knife at the table every night instead of just a fork.  I'm eight now so I can handle a knife.  Oh and I'm going to need a real glass instead of just a plastic cup for my milk, because I'm eight now you know.  I'm grown up."

Images of broken glass and cut fingers filled my mind but he's right.  He is eight you know. 

As we gathered around the table Sarah turned up her nose, crossed her arms and huffed, "Now that you're grown up are you gonna read the newspaper every night?"

My husband and I exploded with laughter.  If she knew what air quotes were, she would have used them when she said "grown up".

Peter replied, "Well, only the comics."


beth said...

That is too funny!!! Kids sure are in a hurry to grow up, aren't they?
Hope you have a great day!

Annikke said...

That is great! Too cute! Both of them were cute with what they said!

Aimee said...

So cute! 8 or 9 was right about the age when Francie started asking for "adult" glasses at restaurants. No more kiddie cups for her! :)

Laural Out Loud said...

Gabi's six and been using knives for a while now. She was so determined to use them, it was either teach her how or have her sneak one out and cut off her hand. I wish she'd wait until she was eight to want to be so grown up!

Tracy said...

TOO funny! Should I be worried my 9 year old has never asked for a knife??? And now that I think about it he uses his fork like a shovel! HMMM....I think we have some work to do over here!

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