We’d Better be Talking Bamboo Here

posted by Momo Fali on October 15, 2009

My 10 year old daughter was recently giving her little brother a hard time when I said, “You had better leave him alone. When he’s a teenager, he’ll be big enough to beat you up.”

She replied, “Nuh-uh! I’ll be shooting up then!”

I think she was trying to tell me she’ll be growing taller. I think.

    Comments

  • Tara R.


    Yeah, I'm hoping bamboo too.

    For my son, finally growing taller than his sister was more important than being taller than me or his dad.

  • Always Home and Uncool


    She's a planner. Gotta like that.

  • MYSUESTORIES


    Perhaps she has plans to become a gunslinger…you know, to protect herself from the big bad brother….

  • geeksinrome


    I think she was talking guns, too.

    If she were a teen from Zurich or Milan, then she might mean she'd be drowning her childhood pain with a heroin addiction… But thank goodness you live in Ohio, which only allows handguns. 😉

  • Otter Thomas


    Look out for all the roid rages when she starts shooting up to fend off little bro.

  • The Urban Cowboy


    Too cute, love that age.

  • AlisonH


    I used to tell my oldest her little brother would be bigger than her. (A bit of a safer thing to say.)

    End result: she's 5'10, he's 6'9", last time we measured him at 19, anyway. His dad grew an inch in college, so you never know.

  • Tenakim


    How funny. Maybe you should watch Intervention with her and explain that 'shooting up' isn't all roses.

  • Oscar


    Thats funny! I always use that expression. My son really shot up between 7th and 8th grade….

    Kids…gotta love 'em!

  • WeaselMomma


    Oh hope and pra that is what she meant as I sit here laughing my butt off.

  • Irish Gumbo


    'Tis good, at least, that she has direction 🙂

  • Out-Numbered


    Dude. She totally meant growing. Everyone knows that kids are snorting heroin these days. Shooting up is so 1997.

  • OhCaptain


    Let's hope so.

  • ciara


    haha i know she meant in height, but funny nonetheless.

  • Whiney Momma


    LOL…kids are so funny when they don't realize what they are saying.

  • Lynette


    LOL.
    Kids are always good for random ambiguous comments. I sometimes have to stop myself from saying "That's what she said" after my daughter says something random.

  • Jaina


    Wow. So innocent it's hysterical!

  • Jen


    Aw man. My parents used to tell me how my brother would beat me up someday. It only made me want to whoop him harder the next time.

    I've since made amends.

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