Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Did I ever tell you about Kaishon’s first poetry recital at the grocery store?

OK, get ready to laugh your head off!zoo with david and tina october 2010 012

A long, long time ago I was working in the city of Philadelphia as a social worker and my Mommy was taking care of Kaish all day. wordishwednesday He was 3 and 4 when he attended Grammy school…(just as a point of reference)zoo with david and tina october 2010 157

You know what a crazy hard job being with a Little all day is, right? My Mom did so many wonderful things with Kaish while she kept him at Grammy School.zoo with david and tina october 2010 015

She taught him all 50 states. History lessons galore. And, as a special treat, she taught him songs. Oh, yes, singing (not dancing) was abundant at Grammy school.

Little did I know she was teaching him poetry as well…

One night we were at the grocery store.

just me and Kaish. kitty1

We were just minding our own business as we stood in the checkout lane

The lady in front of us must have gotten cat food or cat litter because out of the blue

Kaishon bursts forth with this line:

“I love little pussy.”

Over and over he is saying this line

about a pussy and his love for her…

kitty4 So, I am thinking in my head

“What on earth is going on here… what has happened to my kid?”

He is saying it repeatedly and quite animatedly and the check out girl and the lady with the cat product are both looking curiously at us.kitty2 I tried to say discreetly, “what are you saying honey?”

To which he responded again loudly

“I love little pussy. Her fur is so warm.”kitty3

So we check out to the smiles and laughter around us,

I take him home, all the while trying to figure out what has gotten in to him, only to learn upon reaching the house, that my Mom has been teaching him this poem.zoo with david and tina october 2010 164

Ladies and Gentleman,

I present,

Kaishon’s first poem:

I love little Pussy,
Her coat is so warm;
And if I don't hurt her,
she'll do me no harm.
So I'll not pull her tail,
Nor drive her away,
But pussy and I,
Very gently will play.
Jane Taylor
    kitty

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72 comments:

Rachel said...

What a riot! You never know when kids will put their education to good use! :)

(And as a point of empathy - my son once was hauled through a crowded store wailing for his Thomas The Train Friend, named Percy.

Unfortunately he was young enough that it wasn't clear, and what it sounded rather like was a loud caterwauling of "I WANT MY PUSSY! I WANT MY PUSSY!"

Yes, I still want to go crawl under a rock :) Glad we survived!

I'm just the MOM said...

OH.MY.GOSH!!!! BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
My husband just totally DIED!

Farmgirl Paints said...

THAT was hilarious Becky...kids are just too much sometimes aren't they?! I bet you about died!

Gramma Ann said...

There is the old saying: "Kids say the darnest things." Loved your story, it brought a chuckle and smile to my face.. ; )

Sylvia K said...

OMG! Out of the mouths of Babes! I love it! Definitely the best laugh of the day and maybe the week! Perfect post for the P Day! Hope you're both enjoying a fun week!! Hugs to you and Kaishon!

Sylvia

Natalie said...

OH MY GOSH! I laughed by butt off! I really needed a laugh today too. Thanks for sharing that!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh! How precious and hysterical!!! Love it!

Kristina P. said...

That is hilarious! Doesn't seem like the best choice to teach someone these days, sadly.

Brian Miller said...

haha...love it...and he had to choose that line...there is a song on a kids cd we have that starts pussy cat, pussy cat...yeah interesting words they use at teh most awkward times...smiles.

Love Letters To China said...

That is too funny! :-) Love your pics!

Tracy P. said...

And nose picking right in the middle of that hiliariousness to boot! ;-)

Your photos of your friends and their Elmo are priceless.

photowannabe said...

That is really one for the books Becky. I'm sitting here with a big grin on my face. Kids do definitely keep us on our toes. Love the pix you added to the story. I hope you make a book of all of these posts. It would be a winner for sure!

Jabacue said...

You must have wanted to die, Becky! Great account of a very precious moment!
Jim

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

100% totally priceless!

Mari said...

Thanks for the laugh!Granny is a great teacher. :)

Mimi said...

I did, in fact, laugh out loud!! Actually, I'm still laughing....I just love you guys. :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Poor Kaish probably had no idea why everyone thought his poem was so funny. Cute story!

Anita Johnson said...

Well, I feel officially old now. I knew the punch line to your story because I too, know the poem. Well, it's past eight, better get my Geritol and Depends and head to bed. Trying hard to find some humor here. Yikes!

The Incredible Woody said...

OMG - that is a riot!!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

too funny! love the pic of the kid picking his nose, too. priceless...

Ashley Sisk said...

That made my day!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Too cute! :)

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Oh my, that is hilarious! And some wise words indeed. ;-)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh my goodness, that was SO funny... as was that pic of the super lovely girl digging for hidden treasures! =)

Alysha (Supermom) said...

hahahahahhahahahahahahha... seriously... your life is too funny. Love it. Thanks for sharing :)

xo, Alysha

Ami said...

Grandmas can teach you lots of interesting things.
:)

Sandra said...

You realize that could have gone either way with the opening line, "I love little pussy"...I'm just sayin'.
Those pics are priceless. I am still laughing at the one of him with his fingie up his nostril!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a sponge your little man was and more than likely still is! I'm sure your mom stopped teaching him poems with certain words.

Dot O said...

OMG, Becky!! Did you turn all shades of red?

That is adorable, and one day when Kaish is older you must share it with him....

Totally adorable...

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

That is hilarious! I'm so glad it ended well for you in the grocery store. I said that word for the first time in a grocery store too. Out loud. Only I didn't know what it meant. I was just repeating something one of my cousins had said. Needless to say, I got in big trouble for nothing. lol

Kayce said...

Oh goodness! OH goodness! That's a memory for years and years to come!! Thanks for a great giggle!

Christina said...

I am laughing my head off, just like you said, but trying to do it so very quietly, because I am totally supposed to be asleep! You are going to get me in trouble!
I think it is so very unfortunate that the old-school nursery rhymes have words in them that...well, just don't work today. :) Love the innocence of a child!

Erika B said...

Such a great and sweet memory. It still get told how my grandmother had me singing my heart out on the bus. Christmas songs mostly...or so I've been told. Now I'm old enough to really like the story but when I was younger I wasn't so sure about the whole thing.

Erika B

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Ha ha HA! love it that made me smile!

Roger Owen Green said...

I learned that poem as a song as a child. still remember it, too! But talk about your double entendres!


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

justine said...

I love your black and white shots.

Raymonde said...

I smiled. Have a beautiful day Becky. xxx

Gigi said...

Those little ones are so sweet and innocent aren't they? Of course, when they are saying words we'd rather they didn't - the words seem to come out as clear as a bell rather than garbled.

Loved this! Totally made my morning.

Hannah said...

Ha-Ha!! That is hilarious!

Gotta love what comes out of their mouths...especially when you are trapped in the checkout line!

Colleen said...

So there is never, ever even one dull moment is there??!!:)

Formerly known as Frau said...

OMG I almost spit coffee thru my nose!! Love it! Happy Wednesday Becky!

Marilyn said...

FUNNY!!

Darlene said...

HI. thanks for stopping by, I'm returning the favor! Ilove your photos, and that story cracked me up! Kids certainly make our lives more interesting!

Design It Chic said...

ha ha :) this is so funny! and i can imagine you and your kid at the checkout lane.. you trying to cover his mouth with some candies or so.. just to make him stop and him screaming louder and louder:):) ha ha too funny!
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jen@odbt said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning :) That is hilarious but I bet you wish your mom was the one standing in line with Kaish that day! You never know what is going to be said by kids.

Tisha said...

ok that is adorable and HILARIOUS!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is the FUNNIEST thing ever.
I love that kid.....and the things you we learn from our Grammy's are just priceless. ;)

lifebythecreek said...

Hahahahaha!!!! Oh, my.... out of the mouth of babes. I would have loved to have seen your (very red) face. Heee! Of course, you know I have a story in return. When Adam was in Mothers Morning Out (18 months to a little over 2), I had talk radio on. I was carefully listening to make sure that the host didn't say any words that my little sponge might pick up, but I didn't pay attention to the commercials. Like the pitch for the vacuum repair place that the host did. The one where the tag line was "____ Vacuum Repair... where business REALLY sucks!" Went right over my head, til I dropped the boy off at preschool, and he looked at the teacher and very clearly said "This business really sucks!" *thunk* That was the sound of her jaw dropping. Not quite sure WHAT sounds I was making, but I'm pretty sure I was beet red. :<O

Mighty M said...

SOOOOOO funny! I bet Kaishon doesn't think so much of that story right now!! :)

JennyMac said...

hahahahahahahahaha..That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Poor guy, he will be hearing about this at his wedding one day. LOL.

Maddy said...

HAHAHAHA!!!! Oh man!! This one's for the books! Have a great day! Thanks for starting my day with a good laugh :)

Donna said...

Oh dear! I bet your blood pressure dropped to near zero when you heard that! Of course, there's almost always an perfectly innocent explanation!

Phew!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

likeschocolate said...

Ackward! On the other side way too cute!

Mrs.D said...

hahhaa...totally hilarious!

love all the pics....:) it's my first time to join! mine is up as well.
Black & White Wednesday

April said...

Oh, my goodness...I think I would have died(of LAUGHTER!)right on the spot! Too too funny! You have totally made my day!

keli @ kidnapped by suburbia said...

i almost peed my pants. so hilarious!!! and so totally something that would happen to me, too!

Puna said...

You make me smile R!

Trudy said...

Oh my...what I have to look forward to with my Benjamin, LOL! That is one funny story.

Great pictures Becky...the nose picker is priceless!

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

That is priceless! What does he do now when you re-tell that story? I bet he about dies! Too cute and funny. I really needed a good belly laugh today.

Great pics - as always.

jennykate77 said...

OHmyGOSH! I'm laughing so hard right now...like spewing coffee out of my nose while sitting at my desk. My co-workers probably think I've finally cracked. That is hilarious.

Becca said...

haha that's hilarious!!!!

angie said...

I am dying. DYING. So, so funny.

steph said...

hahahahah! kaishon's too cute! i'm glad he has a wonderful grandma to instill in him wisdom & teach him about the beauties & blessings of life! ...even if the things he learns does sound a little silly sometimes! lovely lovely post! <3

Mamarazzi said...

hilarious!

thanks for stopping by my blog. i always do my best to follow people who comment on my posts back to their blogs and leave a little love.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, what a hoot! A special boy he is!!

Scary Mommy said...

That? Is priceless!! HA!

Helen said...

That is defintily a poem I'll be teaching Kate! Half the time the cats run away hahaha

mamamia said...

hilarious. absolutely hilarious. I am glad you lived through it.

Kim said...

Sooo very cute! Leave it to a child to bring smiles and laughter to others. Beautiful photos - beautiful child :-)

Elizabeth said...

Tooo funny and so innocently cute!

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Liz said...

Omgosh! That is the funniest thing! Thanks for the laugh!