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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Alcohol And Fried Chicken

Last night I was helping Gabi get ready for bed.

Me: Do you want me to take your hair out now?

Gabi: Yes. I mean NO! NO! Don't take it out! I still need to do a few things!

Me: What do you need to do?

Gabi: Go to the grocery store.

Me: You can go to the grocery store tomorrow with Grandma. She'll do your hair again in the morning.

Gabi: NO, I need to go tonight!

Me: Why? What do you need to get?

Gabi: Welllll. I need to get beer, wine, alcohol and some fried chicken.

Me: You need to get beer, wine and alcohol? Tonight?

Gabi: Yes, we need to be prepared. And don't forget the fried chicken.

The funny thing is we are NOT big alcohol drinkers. I have no idea why she would think we needed beer, wine AND extra unidentified alcohol. OR what exactly we need to be prepared for. OR how the alcohol would help. Though alcohol does tend to help in lots of kinds of situations, just not ones involving four year olds.

Where does she come up with this stuff?

The fried chicken, though, I totally get. Mmmmmm. Though I feel like I need to mention that we bake our fried chicken in the oven, just in case anyone who disapproves of oil fried chicken is reading (Mark, I'm thinking of you!). Though more power to you if you like it fried in oil! I'm not an oil hater! I was just sayin'.

Anyway, I'm thinking it's a good thing she says these things in our house, and not out in public. I can just see us at the grocery store on a busy Saturday morning, and her yelling out in that frantic voice so normal for a four year old, "MOMMY! WE FORGOT THE VODKA! AND WE NEED MORE MUDSLIDE MIX FOR MY CHOCOLATE MILK!"

She actually does yell out crazy stuff in public, so I'm used to the disapproving looks. But so far no one has given me The Look for thinking I let my child imbibe the alcohol. It'd be great if we could keep that one off the list.

So I think I might try to do our grocery shopping alone this weekend, while the need for alcohol is still fresh in her brain.

28 comments:

  1. ROFL! That's priceless! Ah, Gabi!

    ...but wouldn't putting it in the oven technically make it baked chicken? ;)

    LOL

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  2. LOL gotta love kids and things they say!

    Hard to keep up with trying to be politically correct plus not step on anyone else's feet nowadays! {fried/baked chicken}

    HUGS!

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  3. You always CRACK me up! Remind me to tell you about Dane needing shave his balls.. Mmm hmmm

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  4. Ha! I think you are right to go to the store while she's away. Someone might call DSS!

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  5. That's to cute. Where do they come up with these things!!

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  7. Very cute conversation. I love taking children's crazy conversations to their conclusion.

    Thanks for stopping Trash Towers by the other day.

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  8. hahaha, soon, she will be asking for "Caipirinha"!!!! hahaha

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  9. I love the urgency with which she NEEDED to go get the beer, wine and alcohol.

    I can relate. :)

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  10. That is hilarious! Thanks so much for finding my blog and I'm thrilled to discover yours. I'll be checking in regularly!

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  11. LOL. Nooo...the alcohol can help situations involving 4 year olds...but only after they've gone to sleep ;)

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  12. Wait a second....how did Gabi know what was on my hurricane supply list??!?!

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  13. ok seriously just when i think i couldn't love gabi anymore she gets even funnier!!

    hilarious friend.

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  14. Oh..so funny! Mudslide for the chocolate milk..sounds pretty good. Kids do say the funniest things! Way to go Gabi!

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  15. So funny! You never can predict or prepare for the things they say. We haven't hit the stage with the really embarrassing comments yet, but I have a feeling we will be there very soon.

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  16. HA! Kids are so funny :) They pick up on things from everywhere! I love it :)
    Meanwhile, I was totally that kid in the supermarket embarrasing my mom with the things I was saying ;)

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  17. Well you had me at fried chicken and alcohol so I like how the girl thinks. ;) jk. Out of the mouths of babes canmme many a parent's most humiliating moment. I've had a few myself. :)

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  18. That is hilarious! Don't kids say the craziest things? I love the generic "alcohol." For some reason, when my daughter sings a particular Backyardigan song, she sings, "we've got lots of, lots of beer." LOL. Three years old and she has lots of beer.

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  19. Gabi has such interesting dialogs! hehehe!! She must heard about it at school... really, at least over here, you would be surprise about all I hear when I'm teaching. And I only teach twice a week.. imagine what would be like to spend a entire week with the children!

    hugs!

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    :)

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  21. As far as Jarrah understands it, all of adulthood can be encapsulated in these two items: you get to drink coffee and alcohol. She's really looking forward to it, according to her. ;)

    And mmmmm, fried chicken. Baked or fried. You won't get any judgment here. ;)

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  22. Lol! Too funny and so random. I love it!

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  23. maybe it is a gene. god help us all. You can totally blame it on me. its prolly my fault anyway.

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  24. Maybe she's confused about the hurricane's location? Ha!

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  25. I say have her make a list and give it to gramma tomorrow. Then you are set and gramma can deal with the dissapproving looks. See? Everyone wins.

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  26. Gabi cracks me up. Too funny.

    Baked friend chicken? That sounds like a recipe that I really really need.

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