Monday, March 15, 2010

Overheard at Chez Lime

Lime: I'm planning on making homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner.

Isaac and Calypso: We'd rather have pizza.

Lime: So you're saying you don't want bread, cheese, and tomatoes for dinner because you'd prefer bread, tomatoes, and cheese?

Isaac and Calypso: (with a certain confused look) Uh, yes, that's what we're saying.
Lime: Ok, just so long as we are being clear.


Diana: (picking through my laundry basket and retrieving a bra) Do you realize I can fit my cranium inside ONE bra cup of yours?

Lime: Do you realize you look like a boob?


Diana: I don't like speaking with people who are both shorter than I am and smarter than I am. It makes me feel so Mice and Men-ish.

Lime: So I should just call you Lenny?


Hilary said...

Tell her about the farm..

You are so hilarious. :)

Gledwood said...

I have seen TV cooks make homemade "hamburgers" for children that were "healthier than McDonalds"... but I remember as a child wanting food exactly the same as the burger joint's... and exactly the same as my friends ate! That's kiddie psychology I'm afraid. Fussy swines!

Cricket said...

Yes, but it so matters how the cheese, bread, and tomatoes are arranged. Too funny.

Mine are younger, so naturally they express their preferences differently. Still, one of my favorites with the 3 year-old:

What do you want, noodles or hot dogs?

Noodles. (I prepare and serve)

(scream) But I wanted hot dogs!


Or one that never seemed to get covered in those parenting articles, what I call the "Yes-tantrum."

Can I have a cookie?


(scream) AAAAAA! I want a cookie! etc. etc.

And people wonder why Daddy just shuffles around the house mumbling.

Jazz said...

Well hell, I never realized that pizza was just grilled cheese with tomato soup.

Craig said...

"Do you realize you look like a boob?"

As The Bard would say, "There's a double meaning in that. . ."

S said...

LOL just to be a fly on the wall for one day at your house...
when the limelets are ALL home, of course, wouldnt want to miss a thing!

Cocotte said...

Well, if you're going to put it that way.....this explains why two of my favorite foods are pizza and tomato bisque/grilled cheese sandwiches.

Suldog said...

Next time, tell 'em you're gonna make tomato sandwiches and cheese soup. Then they'll be happy to get the tomato soup and grilled cheese.

As for bras on the cranium, you have to be really careful. People might start calling you things like "Nipplehead".

furiousBall said...

there is nothing wrong with looking like a boob. i'm a big fan of them

Alice Audrey said...

Nope. Lime got it backwards. They don't want tomato, bread and cheese because they prefer bread, cheese, and tomato. By volume, you know. ;)

Craig said...

Actually, Diana's adventure with the laundry basket reminds me of how young boys, upon first encountering the 'protective cup' from an athletic supporter, will invariably think it is some sort of nose/mouth guard. . .

Logophile said...

Don't you love that look?

g-man said...

You're children make the best 'straight men' this side of the Pokeno's!!!

Ananda girl said...

I'm convinced... tomato soup and grilled cheese tonight for me!

I had an "Uncle Boob" but that was back in the days when "boob" meant idiot. He wasn't one, but you know how family is... the things they do to you.

Kat said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall in your house. :)

snowelf said...

I swear, your house should be a sitcom. Do you do that thing where you torture your children when they are in a bad mood by being in a particularly great mood and making fun of their crabbiness until they are so mad at you for trying to be funny that they attempt to scream at you while laughing at the same time.

Yea...that's my favorite part of parenthood. :)


secret agent woman said...

I got stuck at tomato soup and grilled cheese. Mmmmm.

TorAa said...

Smile,'just great.
I recognize from my own kids

Jocelyn said...

You guys should be more clever.