You Did What?!?

Driving in the car this morning on our way to school...

Sweetie: Mommy, {Cutie} just spit her gum out on the floor!

Me: What? Why would you do that?

Cutie: I was done chewing it.

Me: (stopped at a red light, reaching awkwardly into the back of the van to find the gum) Maybe you're too little to chew gum. Big girls don't spit their gum out on the floor. I don't think I'm going to give you any more gum for a while.

Cutie: How long do I have to wait until I can have gum again?

Me: I don't know.

Cutie: How long? Maybe when I'm four?

Me: I don't know. I'm still angry, so it's not a good time to ask.

Cutie: When can I have gum again? When I am five? six?

Me: Probably when you are 18.

Cutie: When will I be 18? Does it go 4, 5, 6, 18?

Me: No, it goes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. It's a very long time.

Cutie: Oh.


Naomi said...

Hum gum! not recomened for carpet

Serving Orange County said...

I love it! You are too funny.

Robin said...

That is really funny. Not so funny about gum stuck in the car, but her response is cute. Your response is classic.

Carrie Haughey said...

~...it's a very long time

hehehe! Love it. Poor little Cutie. Poor mama's car!

Robin said...

You are welcome. Glad you got it. Jeff had read that aloud to me and I smiled. He asked what and I just said "Chrissie!"

It fit. Don't ya think?

Lisa Leonard said...

argh! matty has been 'losing' his gum lately. xoxo

Ellen said...

I remember giving gum to some kids I was babysitting--big mistake! It was in someone's hair in no time. Little kids love gum but sometimes they just can't handle it.

Sarah Markley said...

Perfect...thank God they have to go through so many years before 18!