Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Where Do They Get This Stuff?

Captain Chaos went grocery shopping with me two nights ago. She walked through the store, merrily chatting away about anything and everything that flitted across her young mind. She randomly picked items off the shelf, pretended to read the labels, and dropped them in the cart. I replaced them on the shelves when she wasn’t looking. This process repeated itself until it was time to check out. That’s when I picked her up and placed her in the basket seat of the shopping cart. There she sat, merrily swinging her legs, while we waited for the world’s slowest register person to meander through her customer’s goods and drag them across the bar code scanner. While the Captain was swinging her legs, she kicked me in the left knee.

“Please be careful, honey. You just kicked me,” I told her.

“I did?” she asked, surprised.

“Yes, you did.”

“Show me!”

I pointed to my left knee. “Right here,” I told her.

“Oh, I am so sorry,” she exclaimed. “I’m sorry, daddy.”

“Thank you, Captain. Just be careful.”

“Can I see your other one?” she asked.

“My other knee?”

“Yes,” she answered. After a pause she added, “Can I kick the other one?”

Where do they get this stuff?

10 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

Thanks for one of my laughs of the day. I just love kids!

Michelle said...

Sounds just like one of my kids!

Have a great week!

Kathleen said...

So precious!! I love how they're in their own world...how they don't notice that all the items they've put in the cart aren't in there at the register. How they don't notice how slow the cashier is. Or how annoyed you are. They're just along for the ride and in their own world. Which is a good thing. Let them enjoy this life before grocery lists and annoyingly slow and rude cashiers.

Teacher Mommy said...

She's just making sure you don't limp. You know, because only one is injured.

Either that, or she's gearing up to work for the mob.

CrossView said...

It makes perfect sense to me. She didn't know she had kicked the first one. So she needed to see it. The second one would do...

I don't suppose you let her? ;o)

Kellie said...

Genetics? =)

Brownie said...

kids, kids, kids

GingerB said...

Is this my future??

The_Kid said...

Dude, women are like this.

Nikowa Lee said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!