Monday, January 25, 2010

Blueberry pancakes

"Mom, know what you say all the time?"

"No, buddy. What do I say all the time?"

I turned from the dishwasher to see him cock his head slightly to the right. "You say, 'You don't say!'"

I'm sure his impression of me was not far off. I could picture myself cocking my head similarly and laughed. "Do I?"

"Yep. Why do you say that?"

Shaking my head, I turned back to unload another glass. "I don't know, bud. I guess I just do."

"You know who else says that? That lady in the Chocolate and the Factory. You know...not the girl. But the girl's Mom. That one naughty girl who turns into a big blueberry?" He was coloring at the table with the fervor that only a five-year-old can have. "I think we should have blueberries for dinner. Like blueberry pancakes? That would be good."

I shook my head as I recalled the line from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and realized he was right. About the line, and the pancakes.

"You don't say."

8 comments:

Red Lotus Mama said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Great dialogue. I love the transition of how children at this age think. So logically and connecting things without us realizing. xo

Tara R. said...

Blueberry pancakes for dinner sounds perfectly wonderful.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Blueberry pancakes for dinner sound awesome.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Hey! Are you going to Blissdom next week??

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh yum. We're having breakfast for dinner tonight too.
I love when kids pick up on our weird sayings and habits. Shows they're paying attention.

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

Very cute..love that he even cocked his head to the side. Great way to get you to make pancakes..Mr. Clever.

Roger said...

Mmmmm... pancakes. :)

Just goes to show, that kids really do pay attention, doesn't it?

realmom said...

the connections they make are amazing sometimes!