Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Speak up love!

I'm sitting at the kitchen table, trying to write reports, but nothing is inspiring me, so guess what? I'm doing a bit of blogging instead (will I never learn?)

I'm taking part in Potty Mummy's hosting of the Best of the British Mummy Bloggers Carnival today so if you've time, pop over and have a look.


And, here's what happened today:

After work today I went back to the doctor's as my cough is getting worse and my chest feels really tight . He diagnosed a chest infection now and prescribed steroids (or "man tablets" as husband calls them). I toddled off to the local Chemist's with daughter in tow to get tablets.

We were sitting waiting for my prescription when a woman entered the shop wearing a very striking shawl and amazing pattered tights.

Daughter sat and stared for a while, mesmerised. Then she turned to me and whispered,


" That lady ssssssssssssssssssssss"

(Well, that's what it sounded like)

"What was that, love?"

"That lady's ssssssssssssssssssss"

"Speak up, love!"







"THAT LADY'S REALLY FAT!"

I was mortified.

18 comments:

Parisgirl said...

Aaagh, know how you feel. The other day, having explained to La Fille about keeping away from strange men (there's a lot of them here!) we walked past a drunk propped by some railings. She stopped in front of him and said: "Now he's a very strange man isn't he?" I thought we'd got away with it, after all she was speaking English, but judging by the look on his face he guessed.

The Dotterel said...

Worth breaking off from the reports for. Hey, here's an idea - why don't you tell it like to your pupils like it is? Take a leaf out your daughter's book!

cheshire wife said...

Next time wait until you are out of the shop to ask your daughter to speak up! Five year olds do not do tact.

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Hilarious.
Unless you are the really fat lady of course..

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

awhhhhh MOR-Ti-fied is THE word!!!

Maggie May said...

Children of that age usually speak the truth and from the heart.
I have had embarrassing moments like that. I expect we all have...... wishing the ground would swallow me up.
Maybe she had a little child at some point in her life who made her feel like that ........

Expat mum said...

Oh god, I hate it when we approach anyone remotely "different". We have a house rule (which seems to be working) that you do not say anything about anyone when they are directly in front of you. I hope it doesn't encourage them to talk about people behind their backs but it saves a lot of embarrassment.

Suburbia said...

I can remember Small Sprog saying those exact words about a rather large lady when he was sitting in the supermarket trolly. He was about 4 and I left him halfway down the asile to go back for something, so he had to shout it really loud for me to hear !!

Steroids? You could throw in the teaching and try weight lifting instead ;)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh that is so stinking FUNNY (and oh so innocent). :O

Pam (Pixie Dust Diva) said...

That is a hilarious story! Anyone who has a child has experienced a similar situation. That was good for an afternoon laugh!

blogthatmama said...

Oh dear! From the mouths of babes..

Mean Mom said...

That's a classic! Love it!

A friend of mine once asked an acquaintance of mine when her baby was due. I got into big trouble for not telling my friend, beforehand, that my acquaintance was just overweight and not pregnant. Well??

Reluctant Housewife said...

Same thing happened to me when Buddy was Daughter's age. We were in line and Buddy pointed to the man in front of us and said, "Look Mommy! that man is really fat!" The man turned around. I apologized, but he was fine with it. "Kids will be kids," he said. It was really embarrassing.

an ordinary Saffa girl said...

Kids hey... how embarrassing! I am a childminder in London and am amazed and chuckel often at the things that come out of my mindees mouths hehe

Gary said...

OOPS! That's great (for me reading this but not for you I am sure).

Hope you are feeling better real soon. I must say I understand about getting productive in other areas when papers need to be graded and such. That was me last week. Today I am avoiding writing a paper so I am sure the house will be very clean by tonight.

Casdok said...

Oh that made me laugh!!

gigi said...

Sorry you are still not feeling better. Hope the meds will help quickly.

Yeah, children are so honest in what they say and often get us in trouble.

scrappysue said...

i love that about kids. they call it as they see it