Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Perplexia and Cavity Confection

attention: EDITED (Good lord, I'm an idiot! It was supposed to be conFection... no more posts before coffee in the morning!)

On our drive to NC on Saturday David was talking about something that I've since forgotten because he said a word that so tickled me that I can only remember it and not the context. The word was 'perplexia.' That describes my state of mind 90% of the time.

And here's something that goes in the file of 'funny things kids say.' While we were packing for our trip I was asking my daughter if she had packed everything she needed. Hair brush? Yes. Toothbrush? Yes. Toothpaste? Yes, momma, I 'packed the big tube of cavity conFection.' Okay, a little explanation here, she had heard her older brother talking about cavity protection toothpaste. As kids are prone to do when they are young she got a little mixed up. Talk about perplexia! Am I really bad and sick to think and say that sometimes I like to pack a big tube of cavity conFection? (and I probably don't have to but will say that I'm not talking about toothpaste)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rae Ann -

With 3 kids, do you need to plan ahead and schedule time to use the cavity confection, er, convection?

DHammett said...

Sorry. The last question came from me. Still getting the hang of this. Not trying ot be even more secretive.

I love when little ones mix things up. Our youngest likes to watch Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. She started with Nick first. Then, when her older siblings introduced her to Cartoon Network, to her it was "Cartoon Nickwork."

mr_g said...

Does that come in paste, gel or cream?

SierraBella said...

Cavity confection or convection- don't forget the tartar control.
You don't want that nasty build-up, and the visit to a chisel wielding OB-Gyn!

Lola said...

That's hilarious!

Rae Ann said...

I really screwed that one up. But I guess the conFection is the thing, and the conVection is what it does.

mr hammett, well, we just lock the door and ignore the kids for a while usually. I'm glad you figured out that it was supposed to be conFection instead of conVection. Your little ones sound like mine! Cute!

mr g, um, I'm not sure because I don't usually see what comes out...

sierrabella, funny!

lola, thanks, I wish I hadn't messed it up. Just like me to do that.

DHammett said...

OK, another tidbit. There are older children, too. Old enough to know what's going on. Well, our heater vent system carries sounds to the bedroom of one of my sons. It's amazing how red he can turn when he sees us the next morning. And we take perverse pleasure in speaking in double entendres, just so we can watch him squirm. *Grins a very mischievous grin*

Rae Ann said...

mr hammett, I think our 9 year old has figured it out after knocking on the door a few times and us telling him to go to his room for a while. But he doesn't let on like he knows. Yours sounds older.

DHammett said...

I liked it better as Dammit Hammett, but I can't gloss myself. Mr. just sounds too formal.

Yep, that one's 18. He can't stand the thought that his mom and I ever, well, you know...*cheshire cat grin returns*

Rae Ann said...

Dammit Hammett, I wasn't sure if that was still okay. I'm not normally formal. Wow, 18. I'm not looking forward to those teen years! Hmmm, how about dropping a birthdate? That would tell me a lot about you...