Saturday, February 21, 2009

Burns Me Up

Montgomery. George. Christy Turlington and Ed. Burnses, all.

On the way to last night's school Unity Dance (featuring face painting)...

Darren:
"I want to have rug burns on my face."

Mommy: "What?"

Darren (irritated at my apparent ignorance): "At the face painting station. I want them to paint rug burns on my face."

Mommy: "You want them just to put big splotches of red all over your face? That's what rug burns look like."

Darren (more agitated); "NO! I want the rug burns that go from your ears down toward your mouth."

Mommy: "So you want them to paint lion or cat whiskers on your face?"

Darren (embarrassed for me at this point): "NO, mom. Rug burns like ELVIS had."

Mommy (with a bit of relief): : "Honey, those are side-burns."

Darren (with a bit of shame, under his breath): "Whatever."


As it turns out, the warrior motif was the more popular choice. Sorry, Elvis.

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21 comments:

Leigh Anne said...

oh my goodness. that is too funny! kids say such hilarious stuff sometimes :)

Jolene said...

That's priceless!! Great story!

noble pig said...

OMG that's hilarious...I prefer the warrior look as well.

Terra said...

That was hilarious! I love what kids say sometimes! I have to admit though I am MEAN mommy - no face painting around here. they have each done it once and thankfully neither liked the way it "felt" but it didn't matter because I told them each 1 time only then never again.

Nikole said...

This made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing it. :-)

Rachael said...

hysterical, i laughed out loud and everyone in the room looked at me like i was nuts :)

Shelley said...

That's hilarious. I needed a good laugh!

Missy said...

I was thinking as reading, "Rug Burns???"
When I got to the end I was laughing out loud. Love it!!!

Laura said...

A.D.D. me wants to tell you that it's snowing right now,and the other me want to tell you that I love that little Darren.

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! So funny I had to read it outloud to Russ! LOL

Sharlene said...

I love how he was irritated with you for not knowing what he was talking about. Duh Mom.

Brandi said...

That's too funny! Glad he went with the warrior look though..it fits him better.

Barbara Manatee said...

LOL!!! That is tooo funny Cheryl!!!

♥georgie♥ said...

LOL!!! OMGosh rug burns toooo funny and I liked the warrior motif

Helene said...

That's hysterical!!! How funny that he was getting irritated with you, like "geez, Mom, get with the program"!

Xazmin said...

That's so funny - I love when kids "mispronounce". My daughter used to call the move "Princess Diaries" "Princess Diarrhea"

MommyAmy said...

LOL! That was great!

Nice pictures too. :)

Octamom said...

I think I like the 'rug burn' designation--too cute!

Blessings!

Butterfly Kisses said...

omgosh! That is so cute Cheryl. It just gives me the giggles.

I will be playing along for Makes My Monday.

Happy Sunday!

cat said...

Oh it is so cute when they get words just a little bit wrong.

Lori said...

I love kidspeak! My girls had quite a few, and they always make me smile to remember them!