Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kemberisms

Where in the world do these come from?

We were out driving tonight when we passed a lot of stores. Things like Gold's Gym, some restaurants, and other misc. stores and houses. Kember pipes up from the back and said, "Mom! That's where we saw the activity!" Uhhhh..."What?" "The activity!" At this point I'm thinking it was something she and Dan did on their daddy daughter date, but couldn't figure out where it was. Dan asked, "Gold's Gym?" Although, why she would know what that was is beyond me (unless Dan thought I got one of his Christmas presents there....sorry babe, no go this year). "What activity?" I ask again, "That one right there!" She is really frustrated at this point that we are so incredibly dense. "Kember, what do we do at the activity." "Mom, it's where everyone goes to see baby Jesus!" Oooooo, it all becomes clear now. She means Nativity, not Activity. Was there really a nativity there? Who knows, Dan and I were stuck on Gold's Gym and Daddy Daughter dates to look for that.

When we were getting out of the car Kember says, "Mom, you didn't sing the smoggy daddy song." "huh? (I heard a monkey in there, smog, and smoke) I don't know a smokey daddy song." "Yes you do!" (boy is she mad) "No, Kember I don't know any smokey daddy songs." "Yes, the Christmas one you were singing earlier." Ooooo, Felis Navidad. She's right, I didn't sing it to her.

This all gets really confusing because she normally talks really really well. I mean, she's 4 and one would think you could understand your 4 year old. In fact, she normally has to translate for me when Caden talks. Ahh well...you win some, you lose some.

Finally after we read scriptures and prayed we were giving hugs and kisses, and she says, "Mom, where is the chord in your ear?" "Uh, my earings? I took them out." I was pretty sure I got it this time. What else could she mean? Nope, I was wrong, which she made quite clear, but I still haven't figured out what she's talking about....cord?

Oh, and right before prayers she asks me how ducks lay eggs (really, where did this come from). I'm thinking, "Is this a sex question? And do I really want to go into that right now before bed?" Nope, "Ducks lay egg from their bums." "Really? How?" "It's kind of like they're pooping." That apparently satisfied her and the prayer was said in relative reverence (expect I wasn't paying attention because I was thinking about this random duck laying egg topic) .

So everyone, I hope you have a very smokey daddy.

10 comments:

Loni said...

How do you keep up? Smoky daddy activities with eggs. What else could you ask for?

Andrea said...

Wow.

Zoie says some funny things sometimes and by the time I try to write them down I've forgotten them.

Jed, Nanc n' the boys! said...

The duck story is my personal favorite! Probably gets the curiosity from grandma and grandpa's chickens.

Jennie said...

Maybe the cord in your ear is headphones or bluetooth? I don't know what you have so I'm just throwing an idea out there. I know my girls LOVE to listen to their dad's mp3 player.

Kate Clayton said...

I miss Kember. She is too cute!

Rachael said...

classic -- love the duck bum. We got your card! thank you!

michelle said...

Alanna once asked me if I wear Mascara to scare the birds away:)

* Sweet Pea * said...

HILARIOUS! Thanks for the giggles!!

Rorie said...

I don't want to have a smokey daddy, but thanks anyway. :P
Maybe she was thinking that ears have something similar to vocal chords?
Yeah, 4-year-olds come up with some doozies sometimes. I find myself asking Joey every now and then if he's speaking English. Cuz sometimes, I just can't tell.

Liz B said...

Too funny. Connor uses the word activity instead of nativity too, so I knew just what she was talking about... :)