Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Might Be In Trouble

I'm a tightwad. Ask my wife if you don't believe me.

Anyway there I was at our local United grocery store, sent there on a mission from my wife. On the list was bread. Now we are particular on our bread. We both like Mrs. Bairds as it is moister and stays fresher longer than the cheaper store brands. But you have to pay for that extra quality. A loaf of white bread runs a bit over two bucks, so when my tightwad self noticed that Mrs. Bairds Whole wheat white was on sale for two loaves for 3 bucks I grabbed a loaf of that and headed for the counter.

I personally like whole wheat bread, whether it's brown or white. I'm an equal opportunity sandwich maker. But unlike the brown whole wheat this white whole wheat is lighter and grainier. So much so that every slice in the loaf had a dime sized hole up near the upper right corner. Not a problem to me since a good sandwich is all about the meat anyway and like I said I saved at least seventy-five cents a loaf.

I've told you all of that to tell you this story. Monday morning I pop a couple of slices into the toaster for the boys. When it's a nice toasty brown I butter it up and hand it to them. Here is the conversation that followed.

T (the oldest age 8) - "There's a hole in my toast."
Me - "Yeah it's holey toast. Just eat it."

I'm also not a morning person so on top of being grouchy I wanted to head off any, Eww, this is gross weird toast. I want cereal instead, kind of talk.


T - "What's holey toast?"


A grin spread across Z my 6yo old face as he proudly said ... "You know. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Toast."


Yeah, he's the same kid that called me a peach last week. I couldn't help but laugh at his wit, but as I shuffled them out the door to their catholic school I made certain to warn him his teachers might not find that quite as funny as I did. There is no telling the amount of trouble this boy's mouth is going to land him in over the years. But it ought to be fun (mostly) to see.

30 comments:

Hestias Gem said...

Hilarious! The world would be a whole lot more interesting if we thought as children

lyzzydee said...

Brilliant and quick with it!!! My eldest asked me to sing the cheese rocking song to her at bed time, I had no idea what she was talking about, Finally after she had hummed the tune I realised she was talking about Baby Jesus (cheeses) sweetly sleeps, Still makes me smile when I think about it!!

Basil Sands said...

I am sure the nuns would be shocked...then giggle their black frocks to pieces after the kids leave.

Being Beth said...

Honestly, something tells me you've been in trouble with the nuns plenty of times before this. LOL.

Great story, and you're pretty quick witted early in the morning.

Bea said...

LOLOL Now that was funny! Love what comes out of kids' mouths!

dizzblnd said...

awwwwww he is VERY quick witted! I never wold have thought a kid could come up with something so right and so on!

Aerin said...

Hey Travis - I am passing out awards - smooches!

Reb said...

If he is that quick at that age - yeah, I can see him getting into trouble ;)

spyscribbler said...

Hah! That apple didn't fall far from the tree, I'd bet. ;-)

Hilary said...

Oh I could see that one coming, but not from the kidlet. He's a bright one. :)

Beth said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - that boy has a way with words - just like his old man!

Mom24 said...

Very funny. Yet another thing we Lutherans lost when we went with Holy Spirit.

He will be fun to watch, I predict.

sybil law said...

I like it!!! :D

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

You are in DEEP trouble, dude.

That kid is seriously funny.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Oh holy toast!!! :) Sometimes that's what we get for being careless frugal. :)
Thanks for sharing, Travis.

Lana Gramlich said...

Bwah ha! You're kid's going to be Last Comic Standing someday!

the walking man said...

...but before that day comes prepare thyself with a bailing bucket and a mace to protect him from the nuns.

G said...

You got a potential non-conformist government employee in the making there.

Kewl.

Bubblewench said...

That is the best kid joke! I remember using that so many times... Good for him!

debra said...

Amen, and pass the butter.

Aaron said...

That's worth a good laugh.

B.E. Sanderson said...

ROFL... that was precious.

Terri Tiffany said...

You never know with kids! Try potato bread---it lasts eons in the fridge--and I mean forever!

Leigh said...

>"I made certain to warn him his teachers might not find that quite as funny as I did. There is no telling the amount of trouble this boy's mouth is going to land him in over the years."

Hmm… Wonder if it's genetic? (heh heh)

Melissa Marsh said...

Love it!

theneatos said...

oh wow - that was priceless. Good to see that your son has inherited your wit! Should make for some fun times in your future.

Bina said...

That is so cute! I love it!

Poetry Sue said...

LOL wow How did it take you to stop laughing? because that was dang funny... maybe you should encourage him to explore comedy

Melanie Avila said...

That is HILARIOUS! I'm totally working that into a conversation.

your other wife said...

Now that is funny he is quite the quick one!!!