Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cheese, George Washington, And Not Much In Between...

You know from previous posts that my children say and do some pretty strange things. I don't mind; it gives me great amusement, something to post about, and it also gives me great fodder--along with pictures of Blake riding his scooter through the house buck naked on his way to take a bath--that I will use in the future to mortify them in front of girls they bring home.

The other night we were on our way home from church, and the topic of conversation turned, as it usually does, to cheese.

Despite the fact that cheese is basically milk that sat around so long it turned solid, we like cheese a great deal, and talk about it often.

Yes, now that you mention it, I do lead a very sad existence. But anywho...

From the back seat of the car, Blake asks me, "Daddy, is cheese good for you?"

"Well," says I, "It can be, but like everything else, if you eat too much of it, it can be bad for you."

Blake, ever one to apply his new knowledge to everyday life, says "So if George Washington ate ten thousand pounds of cheese, he'd be really sick."

It took a moment for me to process this statement, but I eventually replied, "George Washington is dead."

"Oh," says Blake. "How much cheese did he eat?"

I have to admit that I'm stumped by this one.

I am mystified (and more than a little entertained) by how a child's mind can come up with the notion that cheese is almost certainly what killed our first president.

You can see why I remain consistently and constantly amused.

And perplexed.

Now I'm wondering when I'll have to field a similar question about yogurt...
Thanks for reading my ranting,



  1. Hahahahaha! "How much cheese did he Eat?" *still giggling* Even my husband let out a chuckle over that.

    And bare scooter riding to the bath? Your kids are weird, but that makes for fun storytelling. I've always had a soft spot for weird. ;D

  2. Very cute. Kids say the darndest things!

  3. Kids are wonderful, aren't they? Seriously, I have five grandchildren and they are always up to it! Great post, Brad.

  4. Oh, Brad, we could probably swap stories! A few of my daughter's friends, having spent time with us, swear we have the makings of a reality series or sit-com. But I tell you, I wouldn't trade my crew for all the money in the world...well...naw! Thanks Brad, a great laugh for the morning!

  5. Sweetness! Love it, Brad. You are a gifted writer and your boys are great subject matter!
    Relish their antics, because too soon they are grown and gone.:-)

  6. LOL! Too funny. I can't wait until when my kids are old enough for these kinds of stories! What a wonderful blessing children are. Thank you for this post, it was a good way for me to start my day!