Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Use Your Noodle

I had this cryptic conversation, while poolside, with my 8-year old this weekend:

Me: "Honey, where's your other shoe?"

Barley: "I have a noodle, Mom!"  

This is not as nonsensical as it seems, but it took me a minute to figure out what he was talking about.  Barley was waving a styrofoam swimming "noodle" at me during this conversation.  The neighborhood pool staff will loan out pool toys to kids who ask for them.  They require that you turn over one shoe as insurance against you leaving the pool with the toy.  Very clever, actually.  I didn't even realize Barley knew the policy already.


  1. What if the noodle-borrower was wiley and turned in SOMEONE ELSE'S shoe and kept the noodle? The aran sweater is beautiful...and will keep you warm as the weather cools down, until it serves to keep another warm, something along the lines of the old phrase, "A man who cuts wood is twice warmed by it"?
    ~ little drummer girl

  2. Deciphering kids' comments is definitely a talent.


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