Monday, February 15, 2010

Kids say the darndest things…..

I was torn between the title I used and "Out of the mouths of babes" …. I had a hard time deciding.

This is a story about my daughter cracking me up. She is at this point not exactly a kid, but she is most certainly a babe…..and she's my kid and will always be.....so both titles work for me.

I love my kid and she makes me laugh. She's also in a situation right now that's very reminiscent of a lot of my work life, a lone female mixed into a pack of men.

My daughter is an engineering student and there aren't a lot of females in her immediate circle. She told me that the guys finally stopped apologizing just this year for the crudeness of their remarks or if they swore in front of her. She doesn't swear, and she looks like an angel, so it's always funny to me and to those around her at school when something pops out of her mouth that you might not be expecting.

Case in point…….

I was talking to her on the phone while she trudged through the snow to her class the other day. She was describing the snow in the city as not very deep but treacherous to walk in. She asked if it was snowing where I was. I looked out of my window and said that it wasn't actively snowing but that I had virgin snow as far as the eye could see.

She replied:

"We have some virgin snow on the grass, but the snow that's in the street is pretty slutty."


 

[see the title]

17 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Ha! Chip off the old block (if I may be so bold to use a cliche)

Karen from Mentor said...

Cliche? Heck, I'm surprised you could stop at one.... I certai....

[lightbulb]

HEY! what do you mean by old block?????

Lauren C said...

HAHA! oh goodness. I think I just busted a gasket.

I am oh-so-definitely going to use that line. we have a lot of that sort of snow. and the ice could use a few choice descriptions, too...

Karen from Mentor said...

Wheeee!!!! and Squee!!! Lauren, I love that you enjoyed it, but I'm sad if you actually broke something laughing. I've been known to hit my head on my table laughing at you, Rachel, Brad and Cat.... but so far all my gaskets are holding....

[looks sternly at Alan in case he has a smart remark concerning the advanced state of my gaskets]

hee hee hee...

Alan W. Davidson said...

Very cleaver, Karen.

I won't discuss gaskets if you won't discuss cylinders...

Karen from Mentor said...

Deal.

:0)

Laura Eno said...

Very funny! *tiptoes away from talk about gaskets and cylinders*

Did you know that when gaskets crack from age they leak...never mind.

Karen from Mentor said...

Well, Laura since the person who professes to have busted a gasket is under 30 [way under 30] we'll just all tiptoe quietly away from the subject now and just pretend the whole thing never happened.

[watch this REALLY smooth segue]

So, I hear it snowed in 49 states recently. How weird is that?

[grins at you]

estrella05azul said...

I'm certainly not surprised Rachel is this funny and I love how sweet you were about her remark :)) *still laughing!*

Kris said...

As a parent, I try to remain constantly vigilant about potential threats to my children, even in my own back yard. But slutty snow wasn't even on my radar of things to watch out for. You've really done the public a service by bringing this to our attention!

Lori said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind words you left about my poetry. :) I am now following your blog...You my dear are funny!!

Lori @whenwelisten

Karen from Mentor said...

Thank you Lori, both for the my dear and for saying that I'm funny.

I always get a kick out of new people finding me. I'm going to start leaving out bigger breadcrumbs, or maybe pie...yeah...pie....

or skywriting.... or hey...maybe get hold of that guy who wears a tee shirt a day...yeah, maybe make a Miscellaneous Yammering tee shirt...

[goes off to evil lair to make plans....]

Karen from Mentor said...

Kris,
Rachel and I thank you for pointing out our good deed. We've been running "Beware of slutty snow that will corrupt your children" as a public service announcement for a month, but alas and alack....they only run PSA's at 3:00am here, so no one has seen it.

Karen from Mentor said...

Estrella it's so nice to have you back in the comment stream. I'm so glad that all is well in Estrellaland now.

:0)

Marisa Birns said...

Slutty snow? slutty snow? You both should come to DC and see the tarts still lying around the city streets. We'll have to wait until Spring to see the last of their used-to-be-white-now-filthy-grey knickers!

The mayor here is behaving as if his snow removal plan is from the "knock on wood, keep fingers crossed" school of thought.

Wait. Knock on wood? Are we taking about chips and old blocks here, too?

Anyhoo, your daughter has inherited her lovely sense of humor from her mum, obviously.

Karen from Mentor said...

Marisa, she definitely has her own way of looking at things, but yes I would say that I rubbed off on both Lauren and Rachel as they formed those imperative synapses that garner the wise crack.


And PLEEEEEZE will you post photos of tarts lying in the street? Or laying in the street, either one is good, but for the first one you'd also need audio.

Karen from Mentor said...

And believe it or not Marisa I didn't see how you spelled lying until AFTER I posted my response....but I'm not taking it down because A) It's funny
and
B) You'll know I wasn't making fun of you
[cuz I wuv you]