Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Micro: Restaurant conversations

What you would have observed if you were sitting next to us at a pizza buffet yesterday:

Chickie (on my lap):  What's that, Mommy?
Me:  That's my cleavage.
Chickie:  What does your cleavage do?

A few minutes later....

Chickie:  Daddy, do you have nipples?  I have nipples!

14 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Ha!

Kate currently calls her chest her "booties" ... no idea where that came from. She's suddenly obsessed with them and keeps wanting to see my booties. She'll never even know cleaveage exists since she isn't seeing it here - LOL!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Answering "what does cleavage do?" as opposed to "what do breasts do?" must be a tough one.... I'm sure you gave her a good answer! :)

Heather said...

I love your conversations with Chickie. I can't tell you how often I have been reminded of "We do NOT lick the floor!". From Asher's many attempts to put his mouth on all things floor/shoe related to a little girl at the playground yesterday giving the inside of the metal tunnel an affectionate lick. I just chuckle away and I'm sure passersby think I'm a bit 'round the bend.

And sadly, when you're telling a story you read on your blogs and they include, "First name, middle name, last name!..." It's just not as funny. You have to go back and explain about the whole name thing and Chickie and she doesn't actually call her daughter Chickie in the middle of McDonalds, meanwhile you're wiping the tears from your eyes from laughing so hard and the people in your living room just go, 'uh-huh' and go back to their book and your a little sad for them because they are so missing out.

Kara said...

I would LOVE to know what you answered to "what does cleavage do"! :-) Abby is obsessed with "boobies" right now, too, and will every once in a while lift her shirt to show me her "boobies." We're trying to squash that habit!

Embee said...

That's too funny! I can still remember when my now 16 yo confessed to me at age 5 that he liked boobs. I was amused by how much he seemed ashamed at the time, and then relieved when I told him it was normal for boys to like boobs (just don't touch without permission!)

Call Me Cate said...

Cleavage is a storage compartment, no? I mean, some people use it for that. And some use it to get out of tickets. Yeah, none of these are great answers for Chickie.

H.K. said...

If I was sitting next to your family at the restaurant, I would laugh and remember that my son did something similiar when he was Chickie's age.

Exept he asked my mom that question and then said, "Mama doesn't have that." Kids really do say the darnest things!

Sandra said...

HUMBLE, I tell ya. God gave us children to keep us HUMBLE! (And it sounds like Chickie is doing her job!) :)

Chris said...

My wife would have answered for me, "Yes, Daddy has nipples, but his are just for show."

Isabella said...

LOL. You try to anticipate typical kid questions, like "why is the sky blue?" and "where do babies come from?" but I would have never expected the cleavage question. I'm curious how you answered. :)

Deanna said...

"with cleavage, my dear, you can rule the world"

C. Beth said...

Lyndsay--Ha! I'm not much of a cleavage-showing gal myself, but my top was just scooped enough for a kiddo on my lap to get curious....

Rachel--Well, I didn't really answer it. I explained, "Well...cleavage is the area between my breasts." So it was an answer, but maybe not a good one! :)

Heather--You are funny! I'm glad my kiddo's craziness can make you laugh! Although I can understand the difficulty of explaining the "Chickie" thing. :)

Kara--See comment to Rachel above. Very funny about Abby. At least you're dissuading the "flashing," not, you know, giving her beads. :-D

Embee--That is so funny! Very good advice from Mom. :)

Call Me Cate--You know, I couldn't store more than maybe a toothpick in my cleavage, and it's certainly never gotten me out of a ticket. Sigh....

H.K.--How funny Hopefully he didn't say it too loudly....

Sandra--Thankfully there wasn't anyone sitting close enough to overhear. But she humbles me plenty at other times!!

Chris--I love your wife's answer!!

Isabella--Yeah, not a question you prepare for! See my response to Rachel above....

Deanna--Well, with my minimal cleavage, I don't even rule my household! ;)

LEstes65 said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is so funny! In a few years you will be insisting that she cover hers up! Laughing out loud at that one. (Would have liked to hear Daddy's answer on that one...)
:)
Enjoy the day!
Erin