Displaced Yankee Chick in Texas

This blog chronicles my life as a displaced Yankee chick in Texas. I'm from the NY/NJ/PA area and quit my job 1.5 years ago to move to TX with DH and become a SAHM to our 3 kids (2 DDs and 1 DS). **Please note that names have been changed to protect the innocent.**

Monday, July 03, 2006

Funniest thing my eldest said today

After spending the afternoon at the pool at MIL's community, MIL and her fiance decided to take the kids and me out to dinner. She wanted to try a new Texas steakhouse, but the wait was 85 minutes. That would've meant that we'd be seated around 8pm, which is usually when my kids are in bed. So we opted to see if Outback's wait was less. Indeed, their wait was only 20 minutes so we headed there.

While we were eating our entrees, eldest DD, asked MIL, "Gram, when you were a litte little girl, were there dinosaurs?"

I just about died laughing, and had to really concentrate on cutting my prime rib, while MIL choked and then laughed at the question. She nicely responded that no, there were no dinosaurs around when she was little. I suggested to eldest that she perhaps ask her Great Granny the next time we see her if she remembers if dinosaurs roamed the earth when she was little.

Of course, poor fiance did not hear the question, so MIL repeated it for him. He got a chuckle out of it too. And me, drinking only a seltzer with lemon, and probably needing to kiss MIL's ass, in case we need babysitting at all during our visit north, decided not to make any snide remarks about the possibility of fiance living with dinosaurs, since he is a full ten years older than MIL.

I always say that when the kids say or do something like this, I owe them money. I guess I'm going to have to put $100 in her account for this gem! LOL!