Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Conversations with Three

I asked Goldie what her baby's name was and, naturally she said it was Marco because that is the name of the baby from Sesame Street. Speaking of which, lets face it, Sesame Street is the thin thread that separates Mean Mom of Gritted Teeth and Also Much Screaming from Nice Mommy Who Had Time to Make Coffee ThankyouJesus. Anyway. Marco. Yes. I was trying to make conversation with her that was something other than the usual "stop making me want to curl into the fetal position because the whining? Must. Stop." I asked her if since that baby was named Marco, if the other one was Polo. She looked thoughtfully for a moment and said "No. Not Polo. I don't like that name. Her name is.......ummm. Yeah. Her name is...."

Five minutes later she came back and announced that her other baby's name is Pola. Definitely not Polo. Because her mother has really crappy suggestions.

5 Comments:

Blogger Sabrina said...

That is too funny. Don't worry, we suggested Mojo to our son for his Webkinz frog and he came back and said "no, I'm calling him Mocho." Crazy kids.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Scout's Honor said...

too cute. Contrary, thy name is child.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Earthy Birthy Mama said...

love your blog, makes me laugh so hard that pee comes out. thanks for the humor.
EBM

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, 'Marco Polo' reminds me of a conversation, brief thought it was, froma young man at Joyce's wake. Well, I neede a light for my cig, so, who cares if I'm on Welbutrin, anyway. So, anyway . . .hiw lighter's name is 'Consuela'. Except, it's not ecen a Spanish naem [which woukd be, of course, CONSUELO], even thoguh it's femenine. I stared to explain why "this cannot be so". 'cause, fergawdsake, it's "Maria del CONSUELOOOOOOO" and there are many names like this: Consuelo, Loreto etc, that end in 'o' . . . and he goes, "Believe me. I'm from LA." Then I go, "Well, believe ME. I actually understand, speak AND AM A FUCKING LITERATE SPANISH SPEAKER! And women's names don't necessarily have to end in 'a', already." Was I so wrong?

Tu, Laurel

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, apparently, after reviewing my comment, I am not a fucking literate ENGLISH WRITER!

8:33 PM  

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