Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hanging out at the Summy house

Congratulations to Child #3 who got his braces off! As a reward, the orthodontist's office gave him a gift bag filled with all the treats he couldn't have with a mouth full of metal: gum, tootsie rolls, popcorn, Mike 'n Ikes, chewy candies. Me thinks the orthodonist is in cahoots with the dentist!


Oh, and Child #3, please wear your pretty turquoise retainer so that your teeth don't drift back, thus marring your beautiful smile and wasting $2,000!!


Child #4 had some friends spend the night. Her mother, of course, hung out a little with them because a) these 10 year old girls crack me up and b) this is my target reading audience. Herein (I would've made a great lawyer!) is a verbatim report.

Friend A (pushing her hair off her face): Do I look vegan?

Child #4 (headed tilted to the side): Probably.

Friend B: You definitely look vegan. Remember that 8th grader at our school last year who was vegan? You look just like her.

Child #4 (nodding and staring at Friend A): Oh yeah, I can see it now.

Friend A: I know. I was looking at myself in the mirror yesterday. And I really do think I look vegan.

Me: I don't get it. What does a vegan look like?

Child #4 and Friend B point to Friend A: Her!


May something today bring a smile to your lips!

12 comments:

Sarakastic said...

Vegans always have the best skin.

Barrie said...

Hi Sarakastic! Ha! I'm pressing for more info from those girls. It's so curious.

fredamans said...

Kids are the best!

Charles Gramlich said...

thanks for taking one for the team. I might have had a seizure from this converation. :)

Teresa said...

Is this the conception of "I So Don't do Vegan"? It sounds like it has potential.

Barrie said...

Fredamans: You really never know what a kid will say!

Barrie said...

Charles: glad I could help out! :)

Barrie said...

Teresa: Oh, oh, I hadn't thought of that!!

Travis Erwin said...

Be still my heart. Another sign of the degradation of today's youth. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm grinning--for the braces coming off and for 10 year old girls. A joy.

Barrie said...

Travis: this conversation might never take place in your neck of the woods!! Remember, these are Californianian 10 year olds! ;)

Barrie said...

Green Girl: I cannot tell you how many laughs those girls have given me!