Friday, April 21, 2006

Life's Little Lessons

Yesterday I was picking my daughters up from school - got them from the playground and went inside to thier cubbies - as we were leaving their classroom and older grandmotherly lady came up to me...she had one arm.

She asked if I knew where her granddaughter might be - I asked how old her granddaughter might be...all the while I could see curious Toothless wonder standing there with a puzzled look on her face...nice older lady stated her granddaughter was 7, so I told her she would be outside behind the picnic pavillion...

then it happened...

Toothless Wonder stepped forward tugged on the nice older ladys' sweater and asked

"Where's your arm?"

Before I could say anything the nice old lady bent down and said

"I put my arm out a car window and it got ripped off"

I just stood there...I mean what could I say...

Toothless wonder proceeded to run back into her classroom and inform her sister that if you put your arm out the car window it will get ripped off...upon arriving home she proceeded to inform my husband, my brother-in-law and the dog that they too would get thier arm ripped off if they put it out the car window.

and I am pretty sure today 12 other little kids now know not to put thier arms out the car window...

2 comments:

Builder Mama said...

Oh. My. God.

Hey, at least she stepped in to explain it...about a month ago I was picking Monkey Man up at school and one of the parents (who I had never seen before that day) is missing one leg...and of course Mr. Cool yells out "Mommy, where is that lady's leg?" I tried to quietly explain that people can lose their limbs due to all kinds of different things and the woman kept glaring at me the entire time like "I can't wait to see what she says to explain this."

Talk about an embarrassing moment. Right up there with when he told my FIL and the rest of the patrons at Outback that PaPa is too fat to fit in the booths at Outback.

mothergoosemouse said...

Dude. I needed your girls around the other day when I was trying to explain to Tacy why she shouldn't put her arm out the car window.