Saturday, March 28, 2009

You Probably Had To Be There

Today while I was cleaning the kitchen (again) and the kids were eating a snack at the table:

Me:  Okay, I see two cups here with juice in them.  Whose are they?

David:  This one's mine, and this one. . . . is mine, too.

Me:  Why are there two cups half full of juice on a table that was just clean?

David:  Well, I had to get some new juice.

Me:  Okay, David.  New rule.  No juice for you unless you ask me first.  Every time I clean the kitchen I dump some juice from at least one cup.  You have to drink the juice that you pour for yourself.  Why did you pour a second cup of juice today?

David:  Because I had a Halls (he's a little sick) and then when I drank this juice it tasted minty.

Me:  Soooo. . .?  (stifling a giggle)

David:  So, I didn't want to drink it.

Me:  So you got another cup out?  And?  {I start laughing and can't finish my sentences}

Evie:  {starts laughing and tries to ask David a question, but she's laughing too hard}

Me:  That one . . .was minty so. . . you decided to try with a new cup?  

Evie and I are laughing like crazy and trying to talk.  David starts laughing a little too.  

Eventually we calmed down enough for David to explain that he came back to get a drink a little while  after he left the "minty" juice and thought that some of his "minty breath" had tainted it and it would still be minty, which is why he went for a new cup.  

He still has to ask before he can get juice.  

In Poland they sell mint apple juice.  And David likes it.  



22 comments:

JustRandi said...

That's too funny! And the kicker- that he actually likes what he was getting anyway.

Isn't it fun when your kids are old enough to be in on the joke? I love that Evie was laughing along!

Annette Lyon said...

Minty juice--something I never would have thought of!

Heather of the EO said...

Mint juice! EW. Such a cute story. NOT just funny to you.

Kazzy said...

His logic makes perfect sense to me. I leave a half glass of milk sitting around here and there and dump it out and pour a new one probably three times a day. But I guess milk is different...

On a tangent, wish you could be here next month when Heidi comes out!

Jen said...

I so detest the rapid accumulation of used cups around my kitchen, that each of my kids have ONE cup that they are allowed to use. If it hasn't been rinsed/washed, they have to do it.

Moody said...

Oh man how I hate throwing out half cups of juice too! This was so funny though! I'm sure David's glad that his mother has a sense of humor! I can't believe they sell minty apple juice---yuck!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Kids! They are the same in Poland as they are in the U.S. :)

Josi said...

LOL--so funny, and it makes sense, in a little kid kinda way :-) Cute.

Erin said...

Well that may be better than my kids that will drink from a cup of milk that has been sitting in a hot car while we were in church!

Josie said...

That is so cute and funny!

Kimberly said...

I want to laugh, really I do, but I have this nagging feeling I've done this before...

...and not all that long ago, either...

Jillybean said...

Mint juice? Hmm I'm not too sure about that.
Mint belongs in ice cream with chocolate chips, or under some fudge frosting on top of a brownie.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

That's so funny. And darn cute. How delightful for Evie to be in on the joke.

That Girl in Brazil said...

Too cute.

And they sell mint pineapple juice here.

It's gross.

What the Hecklinger?! said...

Mint apple juice--wow. Not high on my list of things to try, but you never know. Eastern Canada has a thing with Pine and they have a soda that tastes just like a Christmas tree smells. I always kind of wonder who decides these things are a good idea in the first place...

Pawel said...

Just for that, I will have to post all of American candies you don't get in Poland...I miss Hortex...

Maria Hathaway said...

Great story! Kids are hilarious.
I've had mint lemonade. It was yummy!

MelancholySmile said...

One year for April Fools day, my mom replaced all the creme filling in a box of Oreos with toothpaste. To this day, he can't stand mint. :) I can't imagine mint apple juice!

Dedee said...

This makes me laugh. . .and I'd love mint apple juice. I love just about mint anything!

I love kids!

(Thanks for commenting on my post at the AnneX today.)

David, Jamie, and Carsyn Sibert said...

I hate that Mint Apple Juice. Carsyn likes it too and hence Jamie buys it. EWWW.

Susan said...

Mint applejuice? Yuck. Halls cough drops? Yuck! (In Brazil the youth were always offering them to me at church as a candy mint, not medicine, yuck!)

Susan said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to add:
story of David and the apple juice? LOL!