Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

My two favorite funny conversations with Jacob this past weekend.


At the beginning of his bath:

Jacob: (regarding the water somewhat suspiciously) Our water comes from the duck pond and has duck poop in it. I think this water has duck poop in it too.

Me: (stifling a giggle) Our water comes from a well, which means we had to dig a very deep hole to get water up from underground. Since it was underground no ducks could poop in it.

Jacob: (smiling after sighing in relief) Oh! That's really good!

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Before taking a quick dip in one of my friend's pools before going back to my house to meet his Mama.

Me: We won't be able to be in the water for a long time. Before I let you go in I want you to make a deal* with me not to fuss when it is time to get out.

Jacob: Ok, it's a deal....but....maybe I might forget and complain.


*Final terms included a 5 minute and 2 minute warning from me. I threw in one last cannonball just because he had been such a good kid.

25 comments:

misticblu said...

Our water comes from a well in the middle of a cow pasture. I have often thought "ick" even though i understand how deep it is........


(Called back to work today so i am starting my day in my favorite way!
I have been lurking, but no keyboard to comment til now.)

(M)ary said...

Jacob is a good deal maker! I like how he explained he might forget and complain. I would have said:" as long as you don't extend your dipthongs." nothing worse than the "pleaaaaase. pleaaaaase." whine.

snowelf said...

I am in love with Jacob. He is a hoot!

--snow

Mona said...

Who is Jacob?

gotto pull myself and start blogging normally...

Craver Vii said...

Duck poop and cannonballs. This young man surely appreciates his cousin's off-the-charts coolosity. And so do I... you're a treat, Lime. :-)

Desmond Jones said...

Really? You mean you DON'T have duck poop in your water? Wow. . . Who gets that?

"Maybe I might forget and complain." You gotta love a kid who can be that self-aware (and cover his bases accordingly)

And a bonus cannonball. . . You are such a generous auntie (or cousin; whatever). . .

Maddy said...

The skilled eye of the pro. He sounds quite delightful.

for a different kind of girl said...

There is definitely something about the combination of kids swimming and various deadlines that requires the fine art of negotiation. I've never been able to leave a pool yet without some!

S said...

Our water comes from a well and it probably has pesticide runoff......ewww.

We don't drink it.

That kids pretty cute, eh?

lime said...

misticblu, glad to hear you got back to work. what a relief.

mary, "extended diphthongs" ooooh, talk nerdy to me. i love it! (though i agree, not a fan of the whining pleases)

snowelf, jacob is my favorite 8 year old on the planet

mona, he is my cousin's son

craver, well shucks, thanks

desmond, i suspect the duck poop thingy is so he understands why his mama filters their water at home and asks him not to drink directly from the tap.

maddy, he's a ton of fun.

fadkog, so true, so very true. heck, i can be the same way about the beach.

s, ick. no pesticide i am aware of here. we've been tested.

Jocelyn said...

I was hoping Jacob then pooped in the tub himself. I mean, if the ducks didn't, someone should, right?

He's a hoot, that kid.

Suldog said...

My water comes from a reservoir. I think it has LSD in it.

coopernicus said...

Suldog...BWAHAHAHAHAHA
Our water comes from the faucet...after that I don't want to know...but this third arm is starting to give me trouble...

Desmond Jones said...

Well, of course, there's also what WC Fields famously said about drinking water (or not); but I'll restrain myself from quoting it verbatim. This being a 'family blog'. . .

Cocotte said...

I have a tendency to forget and complain too!

Jim said...

I wonder if, proportionately, there is a higher quantity of duck poop in duck pond water than fish poop in the ocean . . . probably.

I mean, parts per million? Please . . . the ocean is enormous . . .

Then again, you've got whales in the ocean, too . . . that's gotta be one big poop . . .

But the ocean is deeper . . . can probably handle more solid waste than a duck or cow pasture pond . . .

But ducks don't actually live in the pond, all year round, like fish and whales do in the ocean . . .

And at some point, it breaks down, and isn't really poop anymore . . .

Hmmmm . . .

I'm over-thinking this, aren't I?

;-)
XO

RennyBA's Terella said...

I always love to read about your conversations and a lot to be red between the lines too :-)

Btw: Sorry I haven't been around that much lately - have been touring France you know.

~Dragonfly~* said...

This kid is either going to be a lawyer or work on Wall Street some day!!! :)

secret agent woman said...

"Ok, it's a deal....but....maybe I might forget and complain."

I like a kid who knows his limits.

Beach Bum said...

Jacob: Ok, it's a deal....but....maybe I might forget and complain.

I see a law school in his future.

Ananda girl said...

Such clever honesty! I like your Jacob very much.

lime said...

jocelyn, you are evil! but i still adore you.

suldog, i've read your blog long enough to concur ;)

cooper, gees, that extra arm would have come in handy when my kids were younger. some parents get all the luck in mutations.

desmond, lol, my FIL was fond of that particular quote as well

cocotte, don't we all!

jim, in terms of ppm of vertebrate generated poop i think it's pretty clear that duck ponds would carry higher concentrations. although when you consider the ocean and add in invertebrate waste things could change. and we haven't even considered plankton poo...er...
waste....uh...whatever. then again i have seen some seriously grody algae covered duck ponds. i guess in the end it's a wash...talk about over thinking...

renny, glad you had a chance to drop in :)

dragonfly, i just love that kid

secret agent, yep, i just can't fault that kind of forthrightness

beach bum, he's so much more lovable than the lawyers i know

ananda, i'm rather fond of him too :)

Hilary said...

What a sweetie. I guess everyone should have a wee cousin Jacob too. :)

Jazz said...

Coz duck poop in the bath water, not so much eh?

Fine Life Folk said...

Kids. I remember talking to my little nephew one time about why there is a fire truck parked in the firehouse. He replied that its tank is not filled with gas. I was expecting that he'd say that there was no fire.