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  • Scorpion Bits

    April 19, 2007

    “Mommy I’m pretending this scorpion bitted me,” Sean says from the back seat. I look in my rear view mirror to see him stretch a sticky rubbery scorpion the length of his reach.

    “No, Sean,” I correct him, “I’m pretending this scorpion BIT me — not bitted.”

    “This scorpion bitted you too?!”

    Oh never mind.

    12 Comments »

    1. Antique Mommy says:

      This comment is from Trista. I had to delete the original post (don’t ask) and she had already made this comment, so I am transferring it. Because I treasure each and every comment y’all. I really really do.

      “hahahaa! I love those moments when nothing we say is going to make them understand. ”

      Trista

      April 19th, 2007 at 7:32 am

    2. maggie says:

      Beautiful – I’ve had many of those same moments. And wow, English really is tricky to explain, isn’t it?

      April 19th, 2007 at 8:37 am

    3. Beck says:

      But most importantly – did you both get medical treatment for those scorpion bites?

      April 19th, 2007 at 8:44 am

    4. Shalee says:

      Only in Texas would a child have a pet rubber scorpion and his mother would let him keep it without comment, well – except for his grammar that is…

      April 19th, 2007 at 8:47 am

    5. Antique Mommy says:

      Beck, Medical treatment, yes. I applied alcohol to the affected area and then I drank the rest.

      April 19th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    6. Kara says:

      LOL that is precious 😀

      April 19th, 2007 at 10:23 am

    7. Susan says:

      ROFL! I knew that was coming!!!

      I have a 7-yr-old who still uses words in the wrong context from time to time, no matter how often I try to gently (or even not-so-gently) correct her. She couldn’t seem to care less.

      Oh, the grey hairs (along with the laughs)!

      April 19th, 2007 at 10:33 am

    8. wordgirl says:

      Oh… the misunderstandings that come from talking to a 3-year old!

      April 19th, 2007 at 10:46 am

    9. Susan J. says:

      Love it. I am going to miss those days. Jackson still says “callapidder” and I love it. I try to correct him sometimes, but it is so cute.

      April 19th, 2007 at 11:09 am

    10. Kelley says:

      I know I was so mad at whoever taught my daughter the proper way to pronounce “wizard a-boz”!!

      April 19th, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    11. Mrs. Nehemiah says:

      just today we were talking about my son and his love for the “mocha patroller/ed” that is the remote controll, and its remote controlled items.

      April 19th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    12. Roxanne says:

      What a coincidence. . .both of you being bitten by the same gelatinous scorpion that lives in your vehicle.

      🙂

      April 20th, 2007 at 10:02 am

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