OUT OF THE MOUTH'S OF BABES
I had spent most of the day preparing it and it smelled so good in the kitchen. When it was done, I took a spoon and scooped some out. Just as I was about to take a bite, my grandson says; "Papa what are you eating?" I said; "delicious pea soup," as I put the spoon in my mouth.
With that, he went running into the living room, gagging and dry heaving, yelling for his mom. My daughter said; "Finn, Finn, what's the matter, why are you gagging?" Finn stopped gagging enough to yell out; "Momma, Papa's (gag) eating his pee!" The entire house erupted into laughter, and his seven year old sister Winnie was doubled over, belly, laughing, as we finally realized why he was so upset.
Once we all regained our composure, I brought up a picture of peas on my phone and showed him what they were, and explained to him that "peas," not "pee," was a vegetable and that it made delicious soup. I promised him that no "pee" was used in the making of my oh so good soup! My daughter actually got him to try a bite of my "pea soup," and he loved it. He split a bowl with my daughter and ate half of it.
Sometimes, we just never really stop to think about how what we are saying gets interpreted by children. However, when I told my friend my funny story, he informed me of a several books written by Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) that are based on the way kids interpret what they hear. I checked them out, they are awesome. check Fred Gwynne's books out below.