Saturday, June 5, 2010

Being Specific

On Thursday morning, I had the following conversation with my six-year-old grandson as we ate breakfast at my house:

Zaya: Syrup on scrambled eggs is really good, Grandma. Want to try some?

Me: No thank you, Zay, I'm dieting and trying to avoid eating sugar.

Zaya: Oh. Well then what about fructose? (Pointing to my orange juice.)

Me: I'm not avoiding that. I'll eat fruit.

Zaya: Well what about lactose? (looking at the coffee creamer)

Me: I guess what I should have said was, I'm trying to avoid sucrose.

Zaya: Oh right. Ok.


He keeps me on my toes.

3 comments:

rose said...

smart child. rose

aftergrace said...

20 year olds are not much better...

Jingle said...

interesting.