Last week I asked all of you who follow me on twitter for some help with my 1st graders homework because I was completely stumped.
And yes, I do realize how pathetic that statement sounds.
But the reason I needed help was because my 3rd graders math homework had me stumped for a good 20 minutes just prior to that and my brain was fried.
And yes, I do realize how pathetic that statement sounds as well.
But try your hand at my 3rd graders math homework, just this one question, and see how YOU do before you judge me. (You can leave your answers in the comment section below this post if you want!)
Anyway, when my 1st grader said to me, "Mom! I need an N word for something you find at the zoo." My brain fried brain (huh?) honestly couldn't think of a THING.
So I did a quick shout out to all of you on twitter, and while all of you were sending me in great N words, my 9 year old son suggested she do "nuts."
I'm thinking, "Nuts that fall from the tree at the zoo. That might work."
But my 7 year old was thinking something else entirely.
"Ohhhh, like an elephant's nuts," he says.
I was totally taken aback.
What did he just say?
Did he say what I think he just said?
Did he pick up some "slang" at school?
Should I eat chocolate for dinner?
Why did he call them that?
All of these thoughts ran through my head in a matter of seconds.
I was about to say to him, "How did you know to even say that?" When I realized, I should probably pose another question instead.
"What do you mean, an elephant's nuts?" I asked.
"You know! Like the nuts you FEED elephants, mom."
"Ohhhhhhhh!" I responded holding back my giggles. "Of course!" *giggle* "The nuts you feed elephants." *giggle* *giggle* "Good one." *giggle*
I don't know why I thought he meant what I was thinking, but the way he said it totally made me think he was thinking that. (did you catch all that?)
Now excuse me while I go giggle some more.