Well we have just returned from an out of town wedding. It was about 4 hours away and we were fortunate (?) to have all 5 of our kids be able to go with us. This was the first long distance excursion with everyone.
The boys had never been to a wedding and the uncertainty and crowd was a little intimidating to Lucas. Eli.....well resilient should have been his middle name or maybe we should have named him George, as in Curious. Unfortunately I'm not sure how many heard his commentary on the wedding kiss, "Yucky!" It seemed really loud to his mom. Once we made it through the ceremony and dinner they finally unwound enough to enjoy the dance. Finally! Pickle's who dance! I think they thought the whole thing revolved around them having a chance to see some of their favorite people (Gene and Pam ~ parents of the bride). Who knew Gene had tux pockets full of suckers; outside of the boys who seem to have radar for candy.
Anyway, you know the saying that if someone doesn't speak English just talk louder and then maybe they'll understand? Ya - well even when you live with non proficient English speakers sometimes it's easy to fall into that mode when you spend 4 hours in an enclosed vehicle repeating, answering, repeating, inventing new explanations, repeating and oh ya repeating. I'm quite sure there are some towns in Kansas that think our vehicle had a radio turned up really loud.....nope just us talking as if we are all hard of hearing.
On the way home we stopped to eat supper at Cracker Barrel which happens to be by an Applebee's. Eli wanted to know if we were eating at applesauce. Well that took 4 of us to help him say Applebee's (still calls it applesauce). But it does explain some other conversations in the car with him when I couldn't figure out why he suddenly started talking about eating applesauce. The we went into Cracker Barrel. Eli asked again what it was called. Simultaneously Alison and I said Cracker Barrel which came out rather loud as we were both saying it... he looks at us (you know that look kids get that mom's just know something is going to come out totally wrong but there is no stopping it?) and just as loudly says "Crapper Barrel?" Here is Alison and I shushing and he just keeps saying it. Thank goodness it was filled with the elderly and hard of hearing cause no one seemed to notice. Ok it was funny!