Monday, July 9, 2007

Like I Needed This Uplifting Talk.

I met 2 of my neighbors this evening when I decided I need to see light that wasn't artificial and ventured into the front yard of the new place. Said neighbors were sisters, ages 4 and 6.

4 Year Old: Are you a grown up lady?
Elle Woods: Yes.
4 Year Old: Do you have little kids?
Elle Woods: Nope.
4 Year Old: Do you have a husband?
Elle Woods: Nope.
4 Year Old: Then how are you a grown up lady?
Elle Woods: I ask myself that all the time.
4 Year Old: (puzzled look).
Elle Woods: What do you guys want to be when you grow up?
6 Year Old: A nurse, my mom's a nurse.
4 Year Old: A teacher.
Elle Woods: I see.


Irina said...

In russian we also use the word "aunt" when we talk about/to a grown up lady. For example, when I was a child I told to my mom's friends "Aunt Tanya, could you give it to me?" etc. But this meaning of "aunt" is informal and usually small children use it.
So several days ago I stood near an elevator. An old man was standind near me with his small granddaughter. And he told her about me "Let this aunt enter to the elevator an then we do". This phrase irritated me, because I'm only 23, I don't think that I'm aunt.

Dizzy said...