Monday, November 19, 2007


Setting: I was driving down the road today with Levi. I decided it would be important to share with him some current events that I had just learned about earlier that day. Sort of a little homeschool moment of sorts.

Me: Levi, I read that there was a terrible tragedy in Bangladesh. It was very tragic, and it sure makes you stop and think about how fortunate we are.

Levi: What happened?

Me: Well I guess there was a really big cyclopse that killed about 3,100 people there. 1,000 are still uncounted for, and their fear is that the death toll could be upwards of about 10,000 people.

Levi: *Big eyes* Wow.....Are you kidding me?!!

Me: No, honey. *very solemn and making sure he understands the seriousness of it* I was looking at the pictures on the internet and it was pretty devastating, and very scary.

Levi: Wow, I didn't know those were real.

Me: Yeah...I guess they are pretty bad in certain parts of the world. They can catch you by surprise and wipe out EVERYTHING!

Levi: "Whoa"........*still looking confused, but awestruck he replies* "Sooooo what is a cyclopse again?"

Me: "Ohhhh did I say cyclopse?"

Levi: "Yeah!"

Me: *giggling hard now* "I meant cyclone!"

Levi: "Ohhhhh....cuz I didn't think cyclopses really existed, but when you said it JUST happened and in another part of the world I was like, "Wow!"

Me: Laughing laughing laughing at MYSELF! I am just glad that I caught that or I would have lost all crediblity with him in the future......

You say cyclone/I say cyclopse.


Fee said...

LOL..... what a scream.... I've made a few of these blunders myself! Hope your keeping well , when will we see a pick of your belly? Do you know what sex you are having?
Love & Hugs

marykathryn said...

That is soooo funny!!! I laughed so hard when you told me that earlier and it still made me laugh when I read it..That is a good thing that you got that straightened out, because Jake would have fought me to the very end on behave of Levi's "story"...LOL

momto3blessings said...

Too funny! At first I was thinking it was one of your "serious" jokes you like to play on the kids.

Marisela said...

That is hilarious! I was thinking the same as were just joking to see if he really believed you or not. I was picturing a one eyed octopus on shore devouring people. LOL

Kim said...

That is hysterical! I can just picture the BIG EYES staring back at you. That will be a story he will tell in the future I'm sure!

T said...

oh.. that's awesome! I started to read it and i was like "what?" at first too... I. love. that. story.

oh, and love your blog too. I really love the design.

just "full of love" today apparently. :)

Mrs.Martin said...

Laughing so Hard! That sounds Like Me! At least you caught your blunder and Levi didn't tell his buddies, that a cyclopse was to blame, for the terrible tragedy.
Very Funny.

Chantel said...

Oh my! Too funny! I'm glad Levi didn't get a chance to share the story, that would have been so embarassing for him!

Anonymous said...

That is so funny!! It is a good thing that you caught it!! Oh, the confusion that could have resulted from that mistake.
I am glad I am not the only one who says something wrong and doesn't realize it until someone starts laughing.

Jules said...

LOL! I would have been very confused also! Poor Levi! HEHE. But yeah that is really sad that the CYCLONE has hit and killed all those poor people. You just never know what is going to happen anytime.

jennyb said...

I almost peed my pants!Kids really 'trust' their parents in the begining. It reminds me of the time when I got tornado mixed up with the word tomato. Simple oversight:)

Madeleine said...

What a panic!!

It sure is precious how our childen trust us so, even when things seem so out of whack!

Happy biorthday to your baby boy!

Lori said...

LOL....good one! Unfortunately, I have moments like that on a regular basis! ha!

Steff said...

Hahaha! I've said a ton of stuff that like during my relatively two short years teaching. Glad to know I'm not alone!

Y'all have a great Thanksgiving holiday! :)

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine the look on his face...Cyclops?!! LOL, cyclops are on the loose. :)

Nomadica said...

*laughs hard!*

Boy was that funny! I thought you had made a typo in the start but..OH!! :D

Hope Roman has had a GREAT birthday! Good luck to him.

Mom of 3, Aunt of 13 said...

Travis and I laughed sooo hard, I had tears. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

ConservaChick said...

HA! Sounds like something I would do! ~Karlie