Tuesday, November 4, 2008
"What's he hauling?"
That is what I hear everyday when I'm driving Parker to school. He makes it a point to point out every truck and needs to know what each are hauling. Me, not being a guy, nor knowing what all trucks haul, am in trouble. I guess a lot and that makes Parker mad. Especially if I didn't see the truck and he did. If it's say a tanker truck and I say it's hauling food, I'm caught. He gets mad and says, "No, it's a tanker truck." This morning he saw a "Cherry Picker" truck or it's sometimes called a "bucket truck". I said it was a cherry picker and he thought I said "chicken picker". He got really mad and said, "Its not a chicken picker".
Let me be honest here, I love teasing my kids. I enjoy it with a passion. I thought it was hilarious that he was mad because he thought i said chicken picker. I teased him a little more just for good measure. I had to elaborate on just how a chicken picker worked. Ooooh, he did not like that.
A lot of times he asks what a pickup hauls. I try and get away with saying, "They haul all different things or they don't really haul anything." He just will not buy that. I have to make up stuff. I say they haul tools or animals or tires. Sometimes I see a truck and have no idea what is hauls or does. He does not like that. Sometimes I have to get creative. The other day we saw a PG&E truck. I said, "That's a pg&e truck". He got mad and said, "It doesn't haul pge". They I said it has tools to fix your electricity, and that made him happy. I have to word my truck names and what they do carefully. Actually it's pretty funny unless he gets stuck on one. Anyways, I just thought I would share that.