February 20, 2010

Wee Wisdom #8

Miss America's Poignant Pearl of the Week


On discussing where she and her family will be moving after school is out in May:

Miss America: "I don't want to move where any black weirdos are."

TG is appalled and quickly admonishes her. "We don't talk like that around here."

Miss America: "But, Mommy, I don't like black weirdos. I like it here."

TG continues to explain passionately about insensitivity and bias. Racial equality is something our family believes in steadfastly, and we tolerate nothing less in our house.

Miss America is distraught now. She tears up and says, "But, Mommy, they might crawl on me and bite me."

Sometimes you just need a translator.

49 comments:

Herding Cats said...

That's too funny! She's so cute by the way!

rxBambi said...

haha yeah we had a similar incident when my kids were little.

She is very adorable ;)

TechnoBabe said...

She was right all along. Maybe if she had said black weirdos with red dots on them?

Susan said...

I love it. And kids that age can usually give even non-racially biased adults a lesson in equality.

injaynesworld said...

EWWW!!! That photo totally freaks me out. I'm with little Miss America there. Run!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Love it, love it. Our Ry wondered where all the brown boys were in his new school. We finally figured out he meant gingerbread boys that his teacher in SC had given them as "good" kid treats. Too funny.

Suzy said...

If only we stayed that funny when we grew up!

Kristina P. said...

So glad she's not a raging racist!

Irish Gumbo said...

Amen to that, Miss America! I don't like them either :)

Eva Gallant said...

Oh, that is cute! She's so right! I don't want to be near a creepy, crawly weirdo like that, either!

Cindy said...

adorable!

Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) said...

omg thats funny... from the mouth of babes comes truth...

mac said...

Ha !

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

CLASSIC!!! Thanks for sharing! That's going to be a fun story to repeat to her when she gets older! LOL!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

OMG, what a funny thing. I can just imagine the tension before her real meaning became clear!

Candice said...

Lmao!! This conversation came just in time for black history month.

By the way, thanks for the gross spider picture. BITCH! ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Yuck! I'm with her...I don't like black widows either!

Snappy Di said...

Grandmas do not need translators... I got it the first time.

She's such a cute patootie.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(We had black widows on our back patio sometimes in Tempe. I'd just take my flip-flop and smack 'em.)

Katherine said...

Awww!! How cute! Kinda like a friend of mine whose daughter was asking about if we have foreheads... but it was Four Heads. Kids are awesome! My son had a crush on a little girl in his class. He said it would work out perfectly b/c he wanted to be a farmer and she wanted to be a pharmacist.

Bernie said...

All your people who commented so far have stories good for Art Linkletter's "Kids say the funniest things".

This little gal is full of mischief and full of charisma as well. You gotta love her.

Gillian said...

I love this posts. It make me chuckle out loud!!!!

Sarah Lulu said...

Hahaha priceless!!

Eternally Distracted said...

That is hilarious. Sounds like something Mec would say... although sadly Mec is much older and has no excuse ;0)

Madame DeFarge said...

Incredibly cute picture. Glad it was all resolved, but she's right, spiders are gross.

Anke said...

Very funny. Not so funny are the ones we found in our yard, a nest near the meter, another one near the kids swing set...Gross, can't stand them.

Gaston Studio said...

Miss America indeed gave you all a good lesson is not assUming! She's totally adorable and I'm glad she's moving away from the black weirdos.

Secretia said...

I was relieved to see that spider, the first time ever I was glad to see one! I abhor discrimination.

Secretia

Alix said...

Whoopsie. A lesson to be learned by all of us a la Miss America.

Hey Fragrant! I've missed your face as I have been mostly MIA from blogland lately. Been hibernating and sulking and traveling and getting a colonoscopy! Good times, sistah. We should do it together sometime - like a Boxtox party. Yes?

Anywho... forgive me for being absent. I'm coming around and promise not to let so much time go between visits.

XO

Red Hamster said...

Poor precious girl! I'm with her - I hate spiders. They come in too many weird combinations of bodies and legs. Hope the weirdo spiders stay away from her.

Spencer L Casey said...

Pheww! I was hoping that would be the punch line.

Cheers,

SLC

Homemaker Man said...

hat's really funny. Sounds like something I would do. Ranting and raving about racism while my daughter has a perfectly rational fear of black widows.

powdergirl said...

I don't know what you're going to do for material when Miss America gets too cool to shoot the shit with her gorgeous Gramma, because that kid is pure GOLD!

Hey, did you catch the game tonight from your treadmill?

Good game!

Your goalie was on fire!

Jason, as himself said...

Oh, CLASSIC!!!! I love this so much.

Miz Dinah said...

Aw, that is too cute. But good job on the political correctness speech. BTW I've nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger award. Come by and pick it up! http://mizdinah.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-award-goes-to.html

Nancy said...

LOL! Out of the mouths of babes..

mo.stoneskin said...

One of my biggest fears is that I'm sitting out in the garden enjoying a book and guzzling I mean sipping a beer and then some black weirdo appears out of nowhere and bites me.

Danica said...

HA too funny!!!!

bikim said...

LOVELY BLOG!
SOOOOO CUTE AND SWEET!
TAKE CARE,
ROSA

suzicate said...

Laughing my butt off...sometimes all you really need is a translator!

Joker_SATX said...

ROTFLMAO!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Precious!

De Campo said...

It's funny how I had practically the same conversation with my drunken Sergeant Friday night.

Spiders scare him as well.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Awesome. Kids really make us realize how lost our innocence is.

Que said...

I'm with her on this one. I don't want to move where those black weirdos are either! LOL!

blognut said...

I knew exactly what she meant! Swear.to.God!

sarah said...

hahahahaha!!

Shana said...

That is cute and funny!!

Pat said...

Too funny! And I agree wholeheartedly! I don't like any black weirdo's crawling on me either!

The Mayor said...

Hilarious.

My niece lives in the city of Detroit describes peoples differing skin colors: my (cream, tan, brown, cocoa) friend.

It's illuminating how kids raised in homes where prejudicial descriptions are not commonly used find ways to express the uniqueness of people in their culture.