Mama Diaries

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Little Mustard, Please

My son had a hamburger cloud floating over his head yesterday after we picked my daughter up from dance lessons.  "Mama, I really need a hamburger," he said.

"You need one?" I asked.  "Are you sure?"

"Yes, Mama.  I'll die without one."

I highly doubted that.  Fortunately for him, there was a Dairy Queen nearby.  I decided to let them do the cooking.

We walked in and the teenager behind the counter took the little guy's order.  "What would you like on that?" she asked.

"Ketchup and a little bit of mustard.  But not too much mustard, because I'm not sure I like it."

I looked at the boy.  "What do you mean?  You just had a hot dog a few days ago and you thought mustard was just great on it!"

"Yeah, Mama, but that was a hot dog."

"What's the difference?" I asked.  I couldn't understand what the big deal was.

"Mama, hot dogs are pink and skinny.  Hamburgers are round and black.  I'm not sure if mustard goes good with round, black things."

Oh.  That made perfect sense to me.  The girl behind the counter thought so, too.  She laughed and brought out his hamburger with a lot of ketchup and a little bit of mustard, which he thoroughly enjoyed. 

85 comments:

  1. So funny! I love the way kids think. Glad he enjoyed the burger. :)

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  2. Round and black -- Oreos with mustard?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! You know, my boy would probably think those were pretty good!

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  3. You seriously have the cutest kids.

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  4. haha never knew the shape and color worked like that. But mustard is tricky, ketchup on the other hand works with everything.

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  5. Hehehe! Kids think in such hilarious ways!

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  6. So funny! And it seems we have something in common, I love hamburgers and I'm so hungry for one now, LOL!

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    1. Then you'd better go find one - with a lot of ketchup and a little bit of mustard! LOL!

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  7. Since moving to Manila a couple of years ago, I had craved a Dairy Queen burger. Lo and behold, some enterprising soul opened one up in SM mall here. Imagine my surprise as I approached the counter drooling in anticipation, only to ascertain it was an ice cream ONLY DQ. Grrr. Who would torture someone like that?

    Your boy has good tastes and I like his reasoning. lol

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    1. Oh, serious torture! Poor you! Did they make ice cream hamburgers? LOL!

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    2. Haha, I'm currently in Manila and experienced the same thing..I found Dairy Queen in Eastwood and was so thrilled to get some burgers only to find out there was only ice cream.:( Lol..Bubba really knows what he wants.

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  8. Funny! Love the way kids interact!

    Nas

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  9. Haha, I like that he really knows what he particularly wants. :) Speaking of Dairy Queen, I always looked forward to business trips because DQ was open early for breakfast at the airport food court until I missed my flight one day when I got so engrossed with their burger. :)

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  10. child logic is so adorable! and it does taste different on round black things...i dont like it on hot dogs, but i do on burgers and i mix it w/bbq sauce for nuggets =)

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    1. Yes, the shape of things do make a difference!

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  11. Hahahaha! Thanks for the giggles, Sherry. Your son is too precious! This is exactly why I love kids so much!

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  12. I just tried the burger thing with my husband right now (10.51pm here). "Babes, I need a burger, I might die if I don't have one now", the reply? "babes...I'll...I'll make you a cup of tea" What?! xoxox

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  13. That's hilarious, and that's coming from having a boy who is a mustard fiend. Can't seem to keep enough of the stuff around for very long. :)

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  14. That makes sense to me. It's just that adult categories aren't kid categories. I think I'd like to go back to when I organized the world my way and not the way people told me I should.

    Great story!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Appreciated that.

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  15. Yes, his rule applies to relish too. It mixes with hot dogs. With hamburgers, not so much.

    Fun post.
    Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Hey,

    Sounds like your little guy and mine would get along like a grill on fire :)

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  17. That's the cutest story I'd heard in a while:)

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  18. Too cute the way their little brains work. :D

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  19. What a sweetheart. I raised 5 boys, so I'm not sure if girls take the approach to stuff like this or not. But little boys are so adventurous. Thanks for helping start the day off right.

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  20. Hi Sherry
    Cute story of food exploration. I'm with your son, I'm not sure about anything on little round black things.
    Nancy

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  21. This is too damn cute. Love it. My two year old grandson was drawing the other day and his pencil broke. He told me he needed help "putting more sharp on his pencil" haha. Love how their little brains work!

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  22. I do enjoy the way kids think. I'm glad the girl behind the counter agreed.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  24. This is so funny!

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  25. Mmmm. Dairy Queen. Yum!

    I totally understand that logic. :D

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  26. thanks for visiting my blog (A Bench's Notebook) and your kind comment.

    LOL with your son! I like his logic and way of thinking for the mustard on his hamburger! Glad he enjoyed it :)

    have a great weekend!

    betty

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  27. Mustard in small quantities on burgers...yep, that makes perfect sense to me. Now I feel like a burger. I wonder if 8:30am is too early for that...hmmm

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  28. Smart boy - you can never be too careful, you know. :)

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  29. Ha, ha! I think I'm needing a hamburger too now :)

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  30. So cute! I love this post and it so reminds me of my kids at that age~ Happy memories ;D

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  31. What a precious story! And your son's reasoning made good sense. He had no way of knowing but was adventuresome enough to try.

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  32. Sherry - you live in Loveland? I used to live in Mason, Ohio. Small world!

    Love this story ;)

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  33. Funny! Kids are hilarious, aren't they? 2 of my 3 kids are picky eaters and would say the exact same thing.

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  34. Your boy is a careful eater which is wise. I prefer my hamburgers with mustard and onions, but I experimented with many combinations before arriving at this conclusion.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  35. Kid logic- if we could all keep it so simple :)

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  36. Surprisingly, Dairy Queen makes fantastic hamburgers. As far as mustard goes, I'm a ketchup on my hamburger kinda guy. I'm also not sure that ketchup goes well on round, black things (there's a tasteless joke there, but in the spirit of the holiday, I'll refrain). But, it goes well on long, red things (ditto refrain from tasteless joke).
    Hope you had ice cream after you sorted out the mustard thing.
    No joking about ice cream.

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  37. Your son is very insightful....isn't that a cute story?

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  38. My young son would be exactly like that. I recognize the similarity.

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  39. Wise words really. What a cutie!

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  42. Thanks funny and it makes total sense to me:)

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  43. This is so funny! I really like how small kids think through things.

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  44. Ha! He's adorable! I have a son who thinks he'll die if he doesn't have hamburgers frequently enough, too. :)

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  45. God! Loved the post!
    Your son is an innocent and adorable little guy.
    I learnt a new thing today- That mustard might not go well with round and black things! :D

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  46. Another great story -- your little guy could probably fill a book with his wisdom: Stuff My Son Says or something. Think about it.

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  47. It's true though. Not all condiments go with all foods.

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  48. Kids make me laugh. It's a shame we forget how to perceive things in that child-like way once we grow up.

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  49. You absolutely have to write all those funny comments down, date them and years later your kids will enjoy what they said at certain ages. In a little journal, just very quickly, it is worth it.

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  50. I have to say I like his logic!

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  51. LOL that is funny!! Kids can say the craziest things.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  52. Ha! What a darling post. My son used to call them 'hangaburgers'. Always got a good laugh and a trip to McDonalds.

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  53. Sherry, That is the cutest story. I love it. What a wonderful age! They come out with those moments we must record and play back when they are older. Thanks for stopping by my blog also. God bless, Maria

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  54. Wonder what he thinks of mayo ...

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  55. Cute story...Kids are just so amazing.

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  56. It makes perfect sense. That's one smart kid!

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  57. Round & black and pink & slimy are DEF two different things! Kids are smart. :-)

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