Thursday, June 04, 2009

We get a "B" in irony, a "D" in ironing

Owen: "It's so weird!  Alberta Einstein is the easiest chicken to outsmart even though she's called Alberta Einstein. It's almost like a joke name."

A few minutes later he was telling me about this freaky moment today when the art teacher licked her finger and it sizzled when she touched  "that really hot thing that you flatten things out with."

I feel bad about that one. I think he's only seen an iron on TV. 


  1. I laughed out loud at this. My kids won't know an iron to see one either. I'd better get on that as I seem to recall it's on a lot of those little word recognition worksheets ("circle the things that begin with an 'i'.").

  2. Ha! That's great. Irony carries a higher value than ironing in our family economy as well. I was so proud the first time I heard my kids using sarcasm correctly.

  3. My spoiled family members don't know how a vacuum turns on. I guess I'm going to have to get rid of the cleaning sevice and put them to work instead. And an iron? No way would they know it!

  4. gourmetbebe6/6/09, 9:35 AM

    LOL! I LOVE this! My kids might be able to describe the object and understand its use - but they're 15 and 16. But USE it? No way.

  5. adorable photo AND fascinating about not knowing what an iron is...i spent a good part of my childhood hanging out with my grandmother's maid who did all the ironing. i loved watching her iron and since then i have always loved to iron.