Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cracking Wise

Laura just got off the bus busting to share the latest second-grade witticism. She instructed me to answer "ketchup and rubber buns" to whatever question she asked:

Laura: What do you eat for breakfast?
Me: Ketchup and rubber buns.

Laura: What do you eat for lunch?
Me: Ketchup and rubber buns.

Laura: What do you eat for dinner?
Me: Ketchup and rubber buns.

Laura: What do you do when you see Britney Spears walking down the street?
Me: Ketchup and. . .you stinker, I'm not saying that!
Laura: Get it? YOU RUB KETCHUP ON HER BUNS! (hilarity ensues)
Me: . . . .um
Laura: KETCHUP ON HER BUNS!

I think it's good that we didn't pursue the gifted program last year. I think the regular second-grade classroom is proving plenty challenging for this child. One day last year, around the time we were making that decision, Laura hollered down from upstairs in a panic. "Help! I can't get out!" She had gotten trapped in her duvet cover. She (presumably) crawled through the opening at the bottom, and then couldn't find a way out. Sometimes it's like she is just average. Or like she's a lobster.

14 comments:

Carrie said...

LOL. Talk to parents of gifted kids and they are all full of stories about how the same kids have no common sense.

The Stiletto Mom said...

oh i'm totally using this on my fourth grader when he gets home in an hour. :)

Amy said...

well, that got a laugh out of me! 2nd grade humor rocks! and i think we all agree that laura is a very gifted lobster.

Camp Papa said...

Oh, yeah. That is the overwhelming impression that one come away with from spending time with Laura: She's just very average.

Michele said...

What is it with gifted kids? They can figure out higher math then lose themselves in the bed covers. Mine were the same way.

Keely said...

Hehhehhe. That's awesome. I gotta agree with her, ketchup on her buns is WAY funnier than the original intent.

Kelly Hamilton said...

I laughed out loud and scared my dogs! Lobster or not, she would still be the top student in my class ;) hahaha

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Cute story. I love how kids think. Last week a boy came home to play with M and as we were walking home, M asked him if he had a brother. The boy said, "well, maybe, if someone marries me."

Casey said...

Is it wrong that I plan on stealing that joke? Yes, I'm a second grader. Your lobster kid is hilarious and I can see myself getting stuck inside of a duvet cover...

Cassie said...

Oh my gosh, I'm laughing so hard... I agree with Keely and Laura. Ketchup on her buns... HA!

kate said...

I LOVE this! It's both hilarious and adorable at the same time. She's awesome.

clear screen said...

That joke's hilarious! You know when I was a kid, I was certain the punchline was "The sand witches there" -- which I thought was both funny and scary.

cathylwood said...

Becky -- My 22-year-old college senior was a "gifted student," and she recently got lost driving from Birmingham, Alabama, to Auburn University, which is a pretty simple drive that takes you nowhere near the beach. However, after several hours on the road, she called and said, "I didn't know Gulf Shores was close to Auburn!" Have fun -- you've got some adventures ahead!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Awesome.

Laura is clearly a genius. If you get tired of her, send her our way. Amazing Girl Child and I would love having her exceptional sense of humor around here.

I think the gifted program is overrated. And I speak from experience, having been in one myself back when dinosaurs roamed the earth...