Monday, April 28, 2008

"What are Birdies???"

I am still giggling as I type this, and had to share it with you all. Kenny came home from school today and over snack was asking me "Momma...what are birdies?" and, thinking to myself he already knew this I replied "You know Kenny, they are birds..with wings...they fly." and he said "No mamma, not birdies...BIRDIES" as he gets louder assuming as we all do that if someone doesn't understand you that they suddenly are half deaf and simply can't hear what you are saying. His speech is usually pretty clear, or at least clear enough that I only have to ask once in a while what he is saying. I responded "Kenny, describe it to me." and he said "XXXX and I on playground today and we found Barbie doll and he called these (and then he offered a visual of squeezing a certain part of a females upper anatomy) birdies!...I not know what he mean...birdies fly, right mama?". His perplexed look and incorrect pronunciation of the slang word for chest protrusions had me laughing so hard I thought I would die. So, we had a quick biology course about breasts, what terms are not appropriate to use when referring to them (boobies is DEFINITELY on the list) and what their purpose is :-)

On another happy note, Kenny's friend Amir is now listed as available for adoption on http://www.rainbowkids.com/ ! He is number adoptall118. Someone emailed me today to let me know, and we will continue to pray that someones heart is touched, and that Amir finds his forever family very soon. If you know of anyone who is considering him, please feel free to have them contact me and maybe we can help.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cindy, that is hysterical!!! Priceless!
Heather

Jamie said...

I have my own "boobie" story that involves Kyrgyzstan. There's a card game there that is very popular called Durak (Russian for "fool.") In the context of playing the card game with a Tatar friend of mine he pointed to his card and said he couldn't remember the word, "What is a boobie?" It took a while to get past the giggling (he was a guy and was playing the card game with two of us girls!) but we figured out he was referring to the diamonds on the card. I guess "Boobie" is Russian for the shape of a diamond. We immediately sent him upstairs for a short English lesson from the guys on why we were laughing so hard and what "boobie" meant in English.

Lindsay said...

As soon as you mentioned Barbie, I knew what was coming!

Tapsalteerie said...

You know some people call them "birdies" or "duckies" maybe an English or Scottish thing? I recall a Scottish friend calling them birdies...

Regardless, that is definitely a memorable moment ;) Similar to when Sophie did her first nude drawing. It's somewhere on my blog... totally hilarious!