Monday, April 20, 2009

Enough to send the very best

Scene: The locker room at the Y, one of my very favorite places evar.

OPIE: Do Crocs care?

ME: Do they care? About what?

OPIE: No! Do they care!

ME: Um. About what? Do Crocs care ... about what?

OPIE: NO! Do. Crocs. care. You know! Do they care about this foot or that foot?

ME: Ohhh. Yes, they need to go on the right feet. This one goes on this foot and this one goes on that foot.

OPIE: Why do shoes care and socks don't care?


Back from a weekend away. The score: 12+ hours of driving, 1 unnecessary detour, 0 (!!) potty accidents, and 1 hour of kid car napping. That last was due to the portable DVD player, which I alternately want to marry and throw out the window of the moving vehicle, preferably when driving over a large body of water.


Five Star Friday


Kate said...

Haha! So know what you mean about the DVD player. And funny observation from Opie.. so true, why don't socks care which foot?

p.s. my word verification is tatoes. Now I'm totally hungry for mashed potatoes.

the mama bird diaries said...

That is so funny and so cute.

Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

That is adorable! And a very good question!! Hmmm...makes ya think!

Christibear said...

Answer: Shoes care because they are always seen outside the house and they want to make a good impression. Socks don't care because outside the house, most people don't see them because they are in the shoes so they don't care so much about which foot they are on.

Magpie said...

Good question.

Heather said...

I've wondered the same thing.

Lady M said...


And zero potty accidents is a trip to remember.

It's gotten so warm this week that I'm going through the emergency backup clothes stash, realizing that not only are all the clothes too small, but now they're the wrong season too.

nonlineargirl said...

My question is why don't kids care when their shoes are on the wrong feet? The shoes clearly care, but they have no one to speak for them.

SUEB0B said...

That is very funny.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

I love his first "No!" They all think we just know, don't they?

No potty accidents on the long trip...priceless!

mothergoosemouse said...

I. Love. Opie.

I also feel just as you do re portable DVD players.

Farmers Wife said...

Hmmmm car dvd players. I know what you are saying and there is only so much Barbie I can take. My son agrees!!!

Kimberly said...

Ha! That is an excellent question!

SUEB0B said...

I told this story to about 30 people today.

Patois said...

Why can't shoes be more like socks? Or should we not compare them, just like we shouldn't compare our kids?