Monday, May 19, 2008

Coffee Tables are not for the belly

A said to me, "My teacher said we shouldn't drink coffee".

I said, "That's right, we don't drink coffee".

He said, "Then why do we have a coffee table?".

He suggested we call it a water table, or a milk table, or an orange juice table.

10 comments:

Emily said...

Ha! I love it! I am in dire need of a "milk" table or large ottoman, which may avoid a similar conversation. Although, they may be like Wayne and think it's an "auto-man." Which opens a whole different topic of homophones.

Sometimes when we read Chronicles of Narnia I use the word "juice" instead of "wine" because of this very problem. It doesn't help that the scriptures say wine. I'm also unsure of the word "rootbeer."

wordsfromhome said...

Then there is my favorite, Ginger Ale. That can be one nippy drink, especially if it is Jamaican style.
Let's see... A is 4. I think I first thought about the "coffee table" conundrum at about age 10. Kids are really smart (able to think) early these days.

Charlotte said...

Smart boy. I have often wondered about that myself:)

Although that is one huge difference between there and here - all the teachers here proudly keep their coffee mug filled and on their desk!

Allie said...

But probably not in primary. :)

School teachers here just keep diet coke on their desks.

Kari said...

Jesse calls it a hot chocolate table. I thought he was the only one did this until I helped my little bro move and someone said "Where do you want the hot chocolate table?" Good to know what to look forward to with my little guy.

Natalie said...

Where would we put the coffee cake if we didn't have a coffee table?

Yeah, we call it breakfast cake in our house.

M.A said...

Mmmm. Coffee.

Allie said...

Mmmmm, the smell of coffee....

Maybe we should call it a coffee-smell table.

:)

swenandbex said...

Thanks for inviting me to your blog! Your kids are so cute! I especially like the picture of vampire baby. You'll have to remind me of your kids' names so I can keep all of the A's and C's straight on your blog.

Criscell said...

Haha! That is sooo cute! It was so fun to see you this weekend, and your kids! They are growing up so fast.