Monday, January 28, 2008

You say Potato and I say ....



You know the old saying (it was actually lyrics to an old song)...You say Potato and I say Potahto; you say tomato and I say tomahto, so on and so forth. Well, in our house one little person (who shall be referred to hereafter as Thing One) pronounces that much beloved furry red monstor by his given name; Elmo and the other little person (who shall hereafter be referred to as Thing Two) pronounces his name Elma. I am sure you can guess by the amount of time that thing one and thing two have watched Elmo who is mispronouncing the name.

Well today, Thing One wanted to watch Elmo and started begging for a DVD to be turned on in the car and then thing two joined into the chorus of pleas. She was yelling Elmo and he was yelling Elma. Instead of being happy that Thing One had Thing Two on her side she became upset that he was calling her man, Elma!

Thing One: "Ethan, he not Elma, his name is Elmo!"

Thing Two: "Elma!"

Thing One: "Mom..Dad... Ethan is saying Elma!!" She was not a happy camper...

Thing Two: "Elma...Elma...Elma!!"

Mom: "It's OK Katie...he thinks that he is saying Elmo." :)

Thing One was not happy at all about any of this, no matter what Thing Two thought.

As the song ends... Potato, Potahto, Tomato, Tomahto...Let's call the whole thing off!!

5 comments:

Vivian M said...

LOL!!!! Oh boy, are you all going to have some fun on those car trips!

Jane said...

Lori - It is just like you and me back in the day...Ethan knows how to pronounce it, it is just more fun to drive your big sister batty. Go ETHAN!

Tammie said...

Are we there yet!? Are we there yet!?

Mom! Ethan's doing ----!

Mom! Katie Starr's doing ----!

It's going to be a fun time in your home over the next few years. Too much fun!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

It finally happened huh. Those 2 dynamos left you speechless.
Hope you feel better fast.

Judy said...

Lori, I'm sure it may drive you batty at times, but it sure is funny to read about it. Have fun!

I'm sorry that we are going to miss you guys this year for CNY.

We will be in Bonita Springs in April. Is this anywhere near you by chance? Maybe we can meet up.

Take care,
Judy