December 18, 2005

"Can you get my ball out of the horny bushes?"

A few weeks ago while playing outside our 3 1/2 year old got his soccer ball STUCK (and I mean literally) in the rose bushes. I told him to stay back while I got the ball. I then proceeded to get caught by thorns facing two different directions, yelling out "Ouch ouch ouch ouch OUCH!" until both the ball and I were finally liberated.

Hoping for a "teachable moment," I took the opportunity to show the wounds to my son, and asked him to please not throw the ball into the thorny bushes again.

Today, my husband was playing in the front yard with the boys, and thought it was very funny that our son asked "can you please get my ball out of the horny bushes?" It appears he at least got the gist of our little talk.

2 comments:

Mrs. Belle said...

Kids and their sayings crack me up!

Sleep-Deprived said...

JL - or make you want to run and hide.. :)