Theresa's Mixed Nuts: What's This?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What's This?

Jason and Allison hit me with a couple of humorous comments this week that had me giving them the "what are you talking about!?" look.

Allison is big enough to sit up front in the car finally. I caught her poking her fingers through the tape deck in my stereo.


In all seriousness, she says "Ummm. How do you fit a disc in there?" I keep forgetting she was born after tapes were becoming obsolete. Made me feel like a dinosaur. Must have been how my mom felt when I asked her what an 8 track was.

Meijer updated their shopping carts.


Jason- "Hey! Look at this! Meijer just put in these belts so you can secure your purse!"

 I am pretty sure those are seat belts so KIDS don't fall out of the cart. You know you haven't parented small children in quite some time when your first safety concern is for your wife's handbag.

This one takes the cake though. We were running through our final checklist on what to pack for our upcoming vacation. I said "We need some cheap ponchos from the dollar store." Jason, who was emptying out one of our travel bags from a previous trip immediately pulled this out and said "Isn't this a poncho!?"


No darling. That is a maxi pad! Hahaha!


Has your family said anything crazy lately?


27 comments:

  1. Oh man, I had tears running down my face from Jason's comment about the seatbelt in the cart. That is such a guy thing to say.

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    1. Sad thing was, he was serious! He really thought it was a safety feature for handbags lol!

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  2. my mother just threw some old music tapes she found into the garbage bin... I still have both the tape and CD player because most of my teaching tapes that go with student books are on tapes :)

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    1. We do still have a cd player here, but I can't remember the last time it got used. I think it's time to maybe get rid of it No point hanging on to something that will never get used. I do use the one in my car though. I like to borrow cd's from the library every now and again to listen to in the car.

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  3. lmao well it was a good guess. Too funny she didn't know what a tape deck was, I feel old now too.

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    1. Makes you wonder what we have now that will be gone when she has kids of her own. Then she can feel like the dinosaur when her kids ask "Hey, what's a iPod!?"

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  4. Oh my goodness those are so funny!

    There's one kind of tissues that are meant for your pocket that I swear look like similar packaging to maxi pads. One time I reached for them and Travis said, "Why do you have a pad in your pocket?" I won't be caring those around like that again.

    I don't think my kids would know what tapes are either.

    Mica has kids in his class (age 9) that ride in the front seat. They have been for some time. They probably think I'm nuts when I have them sit in the back, and sometimes go in a booster seat.

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    1. We are just testing the waters with Allison right now in the front seat. She'll be 11 in 3 months. I figured she was big enough to ride all the rides at Cedar Point, doing a few short 10 minute trips here and there until I am more comfortable with her riding for longer periods should be ok. People always looked at me like I was crazy for insisting that she rides in the backseat. The funny thing was, my cousin was probably 14 before my aunt let her ride up front. She's a really tiny girl though.

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  5. lol on all of them! My youngest knows what a phonograph player is, but I bet he doesn't know what a tape player is/does.

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    1. I was shocked Allison knew what a record player was but not a tape player. Weird!

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  6. My kids come up some crazy things all the time.. they are not babies either, but sometimes we just laugh..

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    1. My own mother comes up with some crazy things too. I guess you never outgrow crazy talk lol

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  7. OMG... that is so funny. But in Jasons defense, I have a rain poncho in a plastic bag that kind of looks like that. I would like to see him wearing the one pictured. LOL... I can imagine his face when he thought he was pulling out a poncho and out comes a pad.

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    1. In all fairness, I think the only time he has ever really seen a maxi pad was after I gave birth. And the wrapper does feel a lot like cheap poncho material. Though it would have been hilarious if he would have pulled the pad out at Disney thinking he was getting a poncho instead! He would have been mortified!

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  8. You can't use them as ponchos? But they say they're so absorbent...

    also I kind of giggle when people click their purses in the shopping cart. I've seen a TV special of a guy who could take someone's belt off without them noticing, a tiny bit harder than the handbag. The seatbelt would only slow someone down for a second.

    I have had two cars in my life and never had the need to put old cassettes in them. Though they never worked. I wanted a mp3-to-radio adapter, but could never use the cassette adapter.

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  9. Out of the mouths of babes... They see CD's as ancient already!

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  10. Um--wonder what all these kids would think of the things I remember being I'm 64 and very ancient in their eyes! These were all really cute! Sitting in the backseat? Seat belts? We didn't have those and the only time I was in the backseat was when both ny parents were in the front and it was a smallish car!

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  11. Yep! That is something my husband would say - about the maxi-pad being a poncho. hahaha Ryan just asked my husband if zombies are real. Does that count? lol

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  12. This is hilarious!! Your family is so fun and I love their creative ideas and questions :)
    I think by the time Lil Pumpkin grows up, we may not even need CDs anymore :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  13. How funny LOL We're only adults here, but my husband was pretty funny earlier tonight when he was trying to get the "on demand" part of the cable to work and had to struggle with it. "No wonder old people don't like technology!" That's the only funny I've got LOL

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  14. Too funny. We don't have tape players in any of our cars, but once when Elliott was playing in my mom's car, he asked my dad about the tape player. My dad said it was to play music, so Elliott asked where to buy tapes. My dad said they didn't sell them anymore, but they were popular when I was little. Elliott asked if that was when music was first invented. Haha.

    Elliott's only 8, but a big 8 (4'9 80 lbs). He's always telling me he is big enough to ride in the front seat now, but that's not happening until he's 12. Several of his friends already ride in the front seat, and seem offended when I put them in the back seat.

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  15. Um, I think it's time for you to sit Jason down and have "the talk." Smiles.

    Be well, Theresa.

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  16. My son is always saying crazy things. He thought a tampon was for blasting into space.

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  17. Lucky people, looks like you are having fun every time you are getting out. When we talk about tapes our little one always thinks it is all about duct tape.

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  18. Well.. well.. well.. I'm dying laughing on my chair right now... too funny about the poncho... LOL.. and well the tape ahmmm yeah I have that convo with my kids, too and sadly they are Teenagers... SCARY.. time flies..

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  19. LOL...I can;t help but laughing reading all those....well, that's the generation gap :)

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  20. It's amazing how many things have changed since we were coming up. Our kids must think we are dinosaurs.

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