Otherwise It Gets the Hose Again

“Ham…grrr…burr.” Emily enunciated clearly and slowly, “Did I say it right?”

Dave and I both grinned and tried not to laugh. At 3 1/2, her speech is clear, but every once in  a while she gets words confused. She was trying to say “hamburger.” It sounds so cute that I don’t have the heart to correct her.

“Yes, Sweetie. You did just fine.”

There is silence for a moment and then she says, “Oh good. ‘Cause if I said it wrong I’d get the hose again.”

This sent us into gales of laughter.

No, we don’t beat our child with a hose. No, our daughter has not seen Silence of the Lambs. And no, I don’t plan on letting her see that kind of movie for a very long time. Her dad started jokingly saying it to her during bath time, “It puts the shampoo in its hair, or else it gets the hose again.” Pretty soon, he would just say the first part and she was always there with “Or else it gets the hose again.”

Never let it be said we aren’t raising our child to be as warped as possible!

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