...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

they might have also thanked 16 vestal virgins, too

"We had an assembly for the veterinarians today," shared my oldest son during dinner Wednesday night.

"Oh, yeah?" I responded. "Just for veterinarians?"

"Yep"

"Was it career day today at school?"

"What? No. They were there to talk about their time in the military and serving our country."

"I think you mean veterans, honey."

"That would make more sense."

Later that same evening...

"Today in school, we wrote letters to the vegans," shared my youngest son while he and I ran an errand.

"The vegans?" I asked. "Really?"

"Yeah. We thanked them for all the things they've done for us and for protecting our freedoms."

"While I respect their decisions, what freedoms, exactly, have vegans protected us from?"

"Fighting in wars and stuff,"

"I think you mean veterans, honey."


"Oh...maybe..."

"Yeah...Where were you during dinner?"

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28 Comments:

Blogger Anna See said...

Ha Ha! Well, at list they got the gist, I think.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:07:00 AM  
Blogger Cocotte said...

That's hilarious. I'll bet they used the term "vets" at school and that caused confusion with them all.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:11:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Vegans?!? I mean. . . vegans?? I'm sorry, I'm. . . just a second. . .

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

OK, better now.

And what about the Vegetarians (well, OK, I suppose Vegans are a 'more-committed' subset of Vegetarians - sorta like the 'Marines of the vegetarian world' - aren't they?)

Or. . . what about the Venusians?

Vesuvians?

Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Bet a bunch of cows somewhere would be DAMN HAPPY to thank those vegans!!

Hallie :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Those vegans really make the world a better place. Especially with all their healthy fruit and veggies...and tofurkeys.

Although, personally, I think the veterinarians have done a lot more for our country. I think rabies would really be an issue if not for them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger calicobebop said...

vegans, vets - let them all be thanked! Kids are awesome.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger thatgirlblogs said...

vets. genius.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Divine Chaos said...

hahahahahahahaha
great speech starter that would be

I'd like to thank the vegans, veterinarians, and vestal virgins ..

Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Wood said...

I owe my freedom to people who don't eat any animal products ... they broke me out of jail.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Veterans, vegans, vestal virgins...what the hell IS a vestal virgin anyhow? I think you should ask your boys; I'd love to hear what they'd say!

Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Well the army does have Veterinarians. They do all the food inspection and test water and handle critters... army veterinarians are a little more diversified than the civilian ones....
So the Older Boy wasn't that far off....

Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Ha! Very cute!

Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:03:00 PM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

Here's mine this week:

"Mom, I bet you dont know what it means to SPANISH," he said, pride beaming on his five-year-old face. "What, Evan?" She asked, wondering exactly where this could be leading. "It means to disappear into thin air. I saw it on Scooby Doo."
I am still smiling....

Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:04:00 PM  
Blogger TentCamper said...

I love that stuff.

The other day our 10 year old said that her eyesight is "so much better since I got my eyes laminated."

Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:57:00 PM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

Next thing you know, the school will be having an assembly honoring thespians sponsored by G.L.A.D...

LOL!

Thursday, November 12, 2009 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Well, I know of a kid who told his mom not to bother him because he was trying to constipate on something. . .

Thursday, November 12, 2009 3:21:00 PM  
Blogger Mad Woman said...

HA! Well, I suppose as long as they get the general idea eh? Made me chuckle though!

Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

No no no no they did not. Veterinarians AND vegans? this holiday proudly brought to you by PETA.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 6:04:00 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

I have this thing with my oldest niece where I ask her why she's going to have the day off and I tell her that if she can't answer me she's going to have to go to school.

Tuesday I asked her and she furrowed her little brow and said "I know this I KNOW THIS don't take my day off!"

Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger jennyonthespot said...

I think your kids are so multicultural. Orsomethinglikethat.

Friday, November 13, 2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous DCUrbanDad said...

Where would be without vegans or veterinarians?

Friday, November 13, 2009 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

This is hilarious!

The vegans. Hehe.

Friday, November 13, 2009 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Too funny. Be sure to tell your boys, that my niece the vegan, really appreciates them, too!

Friday, November 13, 2009 9:33:00 AM  
Blogger WILLIAM said...

both help animals.

Friday, November 13, 2009 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

Oh the vegans, they have done so much for us, defending our freedom, making us feel guilty about using animal products, keeping the pleather industry going strong. It's about damn time they had their own assembly.

Friday, November 13, 2009 10:14:00 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Too funny.....out of the mouth of babes, as they say!

Friday, November 20, 2009 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger CT Mom said...

Lol! Time to get the washcloth out and give those ears a quick cleaning at bathtime!

Monday, November 23, 2009 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger Hollywood Farm Films said...

This year on veterans day it was my turn to baby sit grandpa and take him for his daily ride. What better way to spend a ride with Grandpa than to take him to a car wash.
Stricken with polio at the young age of 6 and then the onset of Alzhiemers at 69, this 78 year could only appear to be a veteran with his silver hair and cane, while sitting shotgun in my car waiting in line for the..."Wait what does that sign say?
Free car washes on veterans day?"
I know he's no veteran, but since your not asking, why sure we'll take that free car wash! Thanks!"

Is this taking advantage when there was no questions asked?

Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:57:00 PM  

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