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Friday, November 7, 2008

Well, Excuuuuusssseee Me!!

Today, as most Fridays, I picked up my grandkids - Eamon and Vika - after school to take them to my house for a few hours. We were driving home and talking about school. Suddenly I saw a really pretty tree up ahead with bright red leaves. Wanting to ensure that they learn to appreaciate nature, I said, "Hey, guys, look at that beautiful tree with the fall leaves."

Suddenly from the back seat Vika said, "Off topic!!"

Me: "What? What do you mean 'off topic'?"

Vika: "That means we were talking about one thing and then you started talking about something different."

Me: "I know what 'off topic' means, but I was through with the first discussion and simply changing the subject."

Vika: heavy sighing and rolling of eyes.

9 comments:

namaste said...

LOL! oh you guys ALWAYS make me laugh out loud! GO vika!

;)

Jenni said...

I'm sure she got that from her teacher. God knows, I say it often enough to the kids in my class!

What astounds me is that she actually chastised you. My sweet, little daughter, scolding her Babushka? Where on earth could she have learned such behavior?

It's Me said...

LOL....c'mon Sandi, get with the times!!! too cute!

Desert Diva said...

OK, I haven't heard that one. It's probably a "school" saying...

MMrussianadoption said...

Lord only knows what she will say to you when she turns 12 if she is that sassy now. Too funny. come over to my blog to vote

Fleur de Lisa said...

I am guessing that she was not ready to change the subject yet! :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

hahahahaha!

OMG ... with out "off topic" I don't think my sister would ever have anything to say! LOL!!!!

Maryann said...

I'm going to use that on my husband! haha

Nikki said...

Too funny...I am always trying to divert the attention away from what mys on wants to talk about. Its usually some quiz that I have no idea what the answers are. Its a constant battle. :)N