Sunday, November 09, 2008

The devil is in the details

Peanut: Mommy, is a pumpkin a fruit?

Me: Yes, it is.

Peanut: Is it also a plant?

Me: Yes, all fruits are plants. So are all the vegetables and all the flowers, trees, bushes, grass and anything else growing outside in the ground.

Peanut: All the stuff growing outside?

Me: Yep. But we also have some plants inside. I have lots of potted plants throughout the house.

Peanut: Oh. You have lots of pot plants?

::In a flash, my mind runs through the endless list of people - her teacher, other mothers at the school, family members, the school's director - to whom I don't want her blabbing about Mommy's non-existent pot plants.::

Me: NO! No, no. Not pot plants. PottED plants. Plants in pots. Mommy does not have pot plants, OK? PottED plants.

Peanut: Ooooooh.

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Anonymous Shelley said...

You know this will come back to you at some time! Too funny.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous xup said...

You could always move to the UK where they call potted plants pot plants. You know... if things get hairy...

4:36 PM  
Blogger Chris Curtin said...

At least she doesn't say 'this is my beer. Daddy has his own'. My oldest did that for a couple of weeks.

5:57 PM  
Blogger ryssee said...

Hahaha! Pot plant. You know that's gonna bit you in the butt someday soon.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Oh boy! hee hee, she said pot plant.

Now we REALLY know what you and Mark do in your spare time ;)

2:56 PM  
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