Thursday, September 23, 2010

Letters of Intent - Another Target Tale

A relief to see Friday finally here… along with Letters of Intent from King Julien!



To my warm blogging friends -

Seriously, I cannot take much more of those “it’s sooooo hot, where is fall?” posts.

It poured BUCKETS here today guys.  BUCKETS.

So y’all (*cough* Heather) should just be happy you get to enjoy shorts weather for a wee bit longer, right??? :)







Dear Itty Bit -

I know you’re in this say anything random phase.

And Daddy thought it was hilarious when he gave you a piece of toast and you promptly dug in and declared,


“Mmmm!  Tastes like chicken!”


I mean, your redneck daddy was nearly in tears by the time he recounted it to me.

But lets try to be more careful with some of our choices, k?  You know why.


The Momma Who Loves Your Silliness



Dear Lady at Target -

Lord Knows I canot shop at Target without it somehow being blogworthy… but you could have just laughed and gone on your merry way.

After waiting a long, long, LoOoNg while for you to scoot yourself and your cart out from the middle of the aisle (Thank You Itty Bit for your use of manners by brightly calling, “EXCUUUUUUSE MEEEEEE”), I went directly to my favorite:


Yes folks, that’s a Tahitian Vanilla candle.  But you know you can’t enter the candle aisle with a 4-year old (or a 40-year old for that matter), and not stop and smell a couple or twenty, right?

When I obligingly stuck a scented goodie under Itty Bit’s nose, that say anything random mood struck again…

“Mommy, that smells like CHEEEEEEESE!”

you could have just chuckled and walked away.

But Itty Bit suddenly startled and looked at you.  You were doubled over gasping.

And when you caught your breath, you had the consummate wisdom to loudly guffaw and announce to anyone within a fourteen aisle radius:

“OH MY GAAAAWD!  Did he just say that smells like S#&%  ?!?!?!  HA ha Ha hA!!!”


My poor kid looked at you like you were out of your mind.

I looked at you like you were out of your mind.

As nicely as I could muster, I replied,

“No.  Because he didn’t know that word.”


And somehow you thought it was even funnier that you’d just taught him.



We Don’t Talk Like That At Our House


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Allenspark Lodge said...

Now that's a kid after my own heart. I love to go into KFC and announce "Hey, this tastes like rattlesnake!"

Shana Putnam said...

I am loving the say anything phase but probably because like at your house there is no bad language used and unlike some target shoppers we don't find that funny. Now him saying it smelled like cheese is hilarious! You have an awesome kid on your hands although I am sure you already know that!! Oh yeah, can we have a little of that rain for our 97 degree day we had today?? Please??

Buckeroomama said...

I wonder what Itty Bitty will say about durian...

Kmama said...

Hmm, I think I have the word figured out that the lady said and how in the world does that sound even close to cheese?? You can't see me, but I'm just shaking my head right now.

Foursons said...

Oh Rachel, I just can't feel sorry for your rain when we're in the middle of a drought. *sigh* Sorry.

Toast tastes like chicken? Bwhahaha. Your description of Mr. D trying to replay the whole scene for you is even funnier. I can totally see him trying to wheeze out what Itty Bit said and collapsing into fits of giggles through the whole story.

And the candle lady? I don't even know what to say about that. How do you hear THAT when he said CHEESE? *shaking head*

Thanks for linking up chica! FYI- I got paid for the sub job because of the secretary's error and took a nap instead.

Stacy said...

It's cold and rainy here, too, so you won't be hearing "It's sooooo hot!" from me! I think we are above average for rain AND mosquitos. One of my friends is in an area that has been getting deluged. Her horses had to swim across the pasture after their creek overflowed but everyone survived except for the bees. Their homes got taken down the rushing creek.

What a *nice* lady in Target, too. Seriously?? Wow. Well, I can't claim that our kids don't know those words. With construction workers and cowboys as our family and kin...they have heard LOTS of bad words. They have also ridden in the car with me in rush hour traffic....sooo...yeah. Mommy is also a culprit. ;)

Anonymous said...

Yep I'm with ya on the fall comments. We've had snow once already so can ya'll with your hot weather and your global warming just shhh ... ;).
Whoa, I hope Itty doens't start randomly dropping *that* word now. Yikes.

Saimi said...

Love your response to the person who just taught your precious little boy what NOT to say.

Just for the record, it's been raining here too!

Anonymous said...

I love rain...I would rather have rain than 90 degrees!

It is so funny that Itty Bitty says it tastes like Chicken. My kid has done the same thing. He is adorable.

Anonymous said...

I love rain...I would rather have rain than 90 degrees!

It is so funny that Itty Bitty says it tastes like Chicken. My kid has done the same thing. He is adorable.

Anonymous said...

I believe you handled that woman at Target well. I think I would have been sarcastic and said thanks for teaching my kid a new word. Some people.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I want Julie's gig! Getting paid to sleep sounds right up my alley!

Hope that word went in one, of Itty Bit's precious ears, and straight out the other! I'm a little dubious though! It somehow seems easier to learn inappropriate words. I am no longer anywhere close to fluent in Spanish but I bet I remember every single swear word that made it's way into my brain!

Enjoy every phase (except orange sweatshirt wearing ones)! They fly by way too fast!


He & Me + 3 said...

Are you kidding me about the lady in TArget? What is wrong with some people? I swear...well technically I don't but apparently she does.
I gotta smell that candle that smells like cheese. LOL too funny.

TheRixonFive said...

BAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! oops. =) You've got to admit that's funny. (as long as he doesn't repeat it. Of course.

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Tara said...

Well if you would like to see some HOT and DRY weather, click on my post for today. I wish you could send an inch of your rain this way. Is snow in your forecast there yet?

Some people are sooo immature and disrespectful. They need to be popped a few times but at least you didn't stoop to her childish level.

Jenilee said...

can we have some of your rain? please??? our yard is a brown wasteland. we desperatly need rain! and very funny target story. :)

Amy said...

Oh my! She doesn't have children, does she? Well perhaps she does! Oh dear! Hoe in the world do those 2 words sound anything alike anyway??? When Lula Mae first started talking people always thought she was saying bad words and said "well we know what she hears at home".... ummmm excuse me but I have never cursed in front of my child thankyouverymuch! Ugh! Why do people think it is cute for kids to curse anyway? My husband has started telling other parents that laugh at that kind of language from their kids the he just thinks it's cute for his daughter to sing Jesus Loves Me. It zips them up pretty quick!

We sure could use some of your rain! I am on the fence about fall... it would be nice for some cooler weather... but that means winter is coming and I am soooo not ready for that!

Together We Save said...

Oh my... how funny!! said...

But Rach, it is soooooo hot. Please send me rain...please.

And, I am sorry, that is jerky of the Target moron.


HeatherOz said...

Tee hee! Gotta love strangers for teaching your kids bad words! I wish I could say that's where MY kids learned them!

ok, ok! I'll stop complaining about the weather!! =)
Let's switch locations for a few days and you can come bake in the sun and I will come enjoy some rain!! DaddyO said to me the other day "Let's move to Seattle!"

City girl turned Country Girl said...

How in the heck does this kind of stuff happen to you?!?! LOL!!! Well I guess soon you shall have a new TST for us ;)

Tezzie said...

I'm sooo with you on the weather thing; I'm scraping frost from my car every morning now, and counting myself lucky if the temps stay over freezing during the day...for the next couple of weeks, at least!

And, kudos to you for keeping your cool with that target lady! Well done...not so sure if I'd have been so nice (but then, this is Finland...I'd probably never be faced with that situation since people pretend like each other don't exist in public...not actually sure which is worse! ;D)

Muthering Heights said...

Oh my...that lady at Target sounds like a piece of work!!