Friday, May 25, 2012

Outta the Mouths of Babes: Great Britain Edition

ANNELIE-THE-INSECT-LOVER [joyously]: MOM! Me and Gracie went paddling in the river and it had tiny little caterpillars in the water, and they were so tiny and adorable, and they crawled all over my feet and legs!

ME: ... That sounds... great?

ANNELIE: Yeah! [face falling] But then I had to take them off, because they have teeth and they bite, and then suck blood.

ME [gagging]: Were they LEECHES?

ANNELIE [joyously]: Oh, yes! Nana said they're called leeches!

ME: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


ANNELIE: When the people here talk to me, how do I tell them in their language that I don't understand them?

ME: You mean the people here in Britain?

ANNELIE: Yeah. How do I say 'I don't understand' in their own language?

ME: Well, you can just say, 'I don't understand.' Because, like us, they speak ENGLISH.

ANNELIE [making a shocked-confused face]: They DO? 


And thus begins our UK adventure, filled with funny accents and unexpected wildlife! One day into our trip and the fun has already begun.

Happy Friday, folks!



Krystalyn Drown said...

Kudos to you for not freaking out about the leeches. Wow.

I hope you guys have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to hear about it.

Unknown said...

Haha, oh man, if I had actually gone to the river with them (instead of sleeping off my jet-lag) I probably would have freaked. But they were harmless, and Annelie was so overjoyed by them, so after my initial shuddering and gagging, and shrieking EWWWW, I think it's pretty funny.

*gags* but still. EWWWWW.

Meeling said...

Lol! Glad you made it safely - and yes, I like you, would have been sleeping off my hetlag!!

Leeches!! Yuk!!

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Cathy said...

Lol God love her! Only Annelie would be excited by leeches eating her alive!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

OH MY GOD -- little caterpillars with teeth that suck blood!!!!

DancingMooney said...

Glad you made it safely and the leeches are harmless, really, eww!! :)

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