Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hippo

So probably the most moritfying moment I have had as a mom happend a few days ago. I was with the kids at McDonalds. It was just me. I had to run to KC for the day to go shopping for a wedding this coming weekend. Anyway, we sat by the drinking fountain area and were eating our chicken nuggets and apples when a very large lady walks in. Both my kids immediately begin to stare at her. I cannot seem to distract them. Not even Adri. Well this lady comes over by us to get her drink and she looks at me and my kids who are still staring in disbelief and smiles a little bit. I was a little embarrassed so to save my face, I looked at Adri and said, "can you say hi?" thinking she would smile and wave. Adri doesn't perform for me this time so then the lady looks at Anderson and smiles. And thats when it happend,

Anderson looks at me with the most curious face and says "is that a hippo mommy?"

yep. he said it. loud and clear.

i pretented to not hear him. she did the same and then went to sit down and eat. now any of you who have been around a 2 year old and tried to pretend you didn't hear them know exactly whats coming next.

anderson, a little bit louder this time (since i obviously didn't hear the first time) begins a series of questions that i am guessing will take me a long time to ever forget and recover from.

It went a little like this...

"what hippo eating mommy?"
"hippo sit in that chair?"
"hippo get a drink?"

i turned all shades of red i am sure. i tried to act like he was saying purple instead of hippo. "no, thats not a purple chair, anderson. its silver" i don't think i was able to save the moment.

needless to say, we left McD's very quickly. Anderson had to finish his dinner in the car while i tried to bury myself in a hole somewhere.

God bless 2 year olds and their sweet curiosity. i think we need to take a trip to the zoo so we can talk about how hippos live in the zoo, NOT at mcDonalds.

:)

7 comments:

Natalie said...

too too funny!! :)

Elizabeth H. said...

LOL That is hilarious!!!! I've wondered what I will do when those moments start for us.

nosysusan said...

I have a funny story to share with you sometime about Sam when he was about that age...come to think of it, I have one about Mit as well! Maybe that lady ordered a small meal that day because of Anderson and she will start a healthy eating plan to lose her "hippo" physique! I think I would!!!

Erika Goodwin said...

OH MY GOSH! That is the most hilarious thing I have ever heard! hahaha!

Sara A. said...

Oh my gosh Laura! How hilarious yet mortifying at the same time!!! That provided me with quite a laugh this afternoon! Hope all is well and looking forward to seeing pics of the crew and the new house!!

Sammie said...

Dear, sweet, honest Anderson...I got a good chuckle reading the blog and "hearing" the story all over again...too funny!! My day is coming when the kids do something like this to me...

Kc said...

We were in the McD's restroom the other day and a lady walked in with very long, red, manicured nails and Eliza asks her, "Can I see your CLAWS?!" A couple days later we are on the swings at the library playground and a black woman and her daughter are swinging next to us. Eliza says, "Mom, they are CHOCOLATE!" I guess we don't get out much...