Sunday, October 26, 2008

Things frozen yogurt tastes better than

It rained on Saturday. Torrential, unrelenting, 'let's build an ark -- damn, the cat's neutered' rain. So, of course, we ran errands.

Here, for your amusement, is the actual conversation we had sitting on a bench just inside the exit doors of IKEA while eating frozen yogurt cones before splashing our way back out to the car. It was the first time the girls had tried this particular treat.

Rae was snuggled up against my side, rotating her cone against her tongue. Leah, on the other side of Rae, was eating her cone from the top down.

Me: "So. What do you think of frozen yogurt?"

Leah: "This is *really* good. It tastes better than ice cream. Seriously." [She's *so* my daughter.] "In fact, I think we should get frozen yogurt at home instead of ice cream from now on."

Rachel: "I don't eat boogers anymore."

Me: . . . .

Rachel: "I mean, I still pick my nose, but I don't eat the boogers anymore."

Me (struggling to understand what this has to do with the conversation): "That's. . . good."

Rachel: "But I remember what they taste like. And this [gesturing with her cone]. . . this tastes better."

So there you have it, folks. THIS JUST IN: FROZEN YOGURT TASTES BETTER THAN BOOGERS. You heard it here first.


  1. But how do boogers compare with chocolate? What's the ranking system there?

  2. I'll have to ask the expert. Let me get back to you on that one.

  3. I am gagging and laughing at the same time! I think Bridget still eats hers.

  4. That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

  5. aaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa!

    Love your kids!

  6. JUst threw up a little in my mouth....
    But thanks for clearing up that whole thing for me Rae.

  7. You should write to the frozen yoghurt people and suggest this for their next ad.

  8. Hysterical. I must say kids non-sequitors are the best.

    I agree with X. definitely the next marketing campaign.

  9. Well, if you forget what they taste like, don't forget the Berry Botts Every Flavour Jelly Bean. I saw a small box ($3!!) for the pleasure of eating boogers, and ear wax.

    Hey Alison, I'm thinking maybe we could start a tasting panel? My eldest daughter, the one I call "the smart one" was chewing on tape last week. ( insert eye roll here )

  10. That is a truly ringing endorsement! She should do commercials ;)

  11. I have to go with Ice Cream being the best with boogers a close second.

  12. eww! but a very funny ewww!

  13. That's just precious! Don't you wonder where their minds come up with these things? :)