Monday, March 03, 2008

Dinner last night

Boy2: Mama, what does pitch in mean?

Me: It means to help, to contribute.

Boy1: What does contribute mean?

Me: To give time or energy or money or effort towards something. So, who wants chocolate sorbet and who wants clementine and honey sorbet?

Boys1&2: Both, a lot of chocolate and a little clementine.

Boy2: Mama, what does so mean?

Boy1: It means donc.

Boy2: I didn't ask how to say it in French, I asked what it means. And anyway, you stay out of it.

Me: So is a conjuntion among other things, it means different things depending on how we use it.

Boy1: What's a conjuction?

Me: Don't talk with your mouth full of sorbet.

9 comments:

kingba said...

Yeap, they keep us thinking, knowledgeable, busy, and... out of our minds. But... no better tough job to be had.... Will make a man out of you (even if you are a woman!) (just kidding!!)

beth said...

These are the conversations that you'll remember for years

Christina said...

hahahahaha

Lorraine said...

I'd like chocolate sorbet with a little clementine, too, please.

Nicole said...

kingba - definitely out of my mind.

Beth - No, I'll be brain dead by then.

Christina - I wish you could've witnessed it.

Lorraine - You really should have some. Seriously, the chocolate sorbet is dark and smooth and the clementine sorbet I spiced with ginger and cloves.

beth said...

If you're not brain dead yet, then I think you're actually ahead of the game.

kingba said...

Hey, y'all. I am petty sure I am older than all of you (not combined,OK?), so I can tell you, enjoy it now, my IQ has never recovered... (Maybe it got transfered to the kids???)

Reb said...

Oh no, are these the types of conversations I have to look forward to? Can I refer to your blog for help in the next couple years?

Anonymous said...

Cute.