Thursday, October 26, 2006

Excuse Me, ....Bless You!


There once was a little girl, who was just over two
when she learned to say 'your welcome' and 'thank you'

But really these manners were just too much
when people started sneezing, farting & such...


Kids have the purest minds & can see, hear, sense things at face value. They call things as the see them. They are little sponges...taking everything in. They hear everything, see everything, feel everything all around them & they perceive them in a way, unlike all other classes of people...drawing conclusions as logic alone would dictate.

So when you wear wet sneakers into the grocery store & your waiting to check-out, slowly shuffling your way (squeek, squeek) as the line moves forward, and the toddler in line behind you says "God Bless You!," you know it can only mean one thing. She heard something. It's only logical. She thinks you sneezed.

Or when your at the local hamburger joint & you've got your burger & fries & you go to the condiment booth to pump out some ketchup (plumphth) & the toddler in line, turns around and yells "Bless You!," with a cheshire grin on her face, it can only mean one thing. She heard something. A sneeze. Or at least something that she perceives as a sneeze...

... just out the other end. (excuse me)

12 comments:

Anne said...

I'm LMAOing here, Skinny! Great stuff! It reminds me of the time i was ever so embarrassed in the fruit section of a supermarket. I sneezed and somehow accidentally created a fart sound with my mouth... so it sounded as if i farted and sneezed (LOUDLY) at the same time... Which embarrassed the kids and caused me uncontrollable nervous laughter, which made other shoppers stare and scurry away to other departments, clearing out the entire fruit section. I must remember to blog about shopping adventures. There's some funny stuff there! Oh Skinny, you're priceless!

Matt said...

Very nice. I remember some things from my kid sister who is 18 years my junior. I'm taller than my father, but he's wider. She pointed out that he was "bigger" than me.

I mean, just the language she used as a little child, sort of like the English used by someone learning the language. The most direct, direct ways of saying things that cut to the bone. So honest.

Anonymous said...

cute story! thanks for the "visit" at my blog... how did you find me?

Deepak Gopi said...

:)

singleton said...

God Bless you!

Fuzzylogic said...

Kids and their innocence!nice topic,brought a smile on my face:)

Therapist Mumbles said...

Watch out for kids, they're not so innocent any more. Sometimes, now, before they are four, they know the score, they have an angle.
It's kind of sad. the pressure, even to be cute, begins so soon.

Take a deep dreathe, sleep tight.

Baron Ectar said...

I use to be a big guy - I work out now and am not a big guy anymore! Once my ex wife and I were playing triva with our kids. My son has a question and my wife was giving him hints - she asked him - whos the big guy at dads computer. He said dad! The answer was Budda and I had one that sit on top of my computer! Thats when I started going to the gym!

Mel said...

:-)

Absolutely priceless.....

Behind Blue Eyes said...

I took my 2 year old to sears one day and she kept saying "Poop! Poop!" I even looked into her diaper...it was clear! Then I realized that she was talking about Winnie the Pooh. You know how you call him Pooh? Well, she was calling him poop!

Orhan Kahn said...

That is too cute!

skinnylittleblonde said...

Anne ~ LOL, I too obviously thought it was cute. I'm so glad you enjoyed!
Matt ~ Glad I could take you back in time!
Alece ~ I like your blog & I found it via the button up top that says 'Next Blog'
Deepak ~ peace & love aka P&L
Singleton ~ excuse me! :) thank you!
Fuzzy ~ They have an innocent wisdom, don't they?
Therapist ~ Ah, yes, the lessons of manipulation are one of the first lessons we all learn.
Baron ~ LOL, yes, kids are amazingly honest! I remember my neice asking why we had to brush our teeth & I explained that it was to keep them clean, healthy & white & then she asked me why mine were yellow like popcorn & not white like paper. LOL
Mel ~ :)LOL, priceless indeed. In fact, yesterday when someone close to me inadvertantly pooted & immediately said 'excuse me,' I had to smile and say 'Bless You!'
BBE ~ LOL. A few weeks ago a toddler was in my store & he kept yelling the F word, over & over again. Finally we figured it out...his shirt had a truck on it & he was completely amused by it.
Orhan ~ If only we could get some stories from the things you said as a kid!