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Bombshells and Ketchup

Last night, I had an occasion to take Edward to the grocery store without the other children.

Of course we were seeking ketchup–his favorite (and only accepted) condiment!  (I would have to say he is it obsessed with ketchup since he dips scrambled eggs and raw carrots in it.  In fact, I was lamenting this to MT this morning who always makes me feel better because her son has a ketchup penchant as well!)

We use the Publix organic ketchup because it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup, and because it is the ONLY ketchup without HFCS that he will actually eat.  And we have tried them all and we go through two bottles per week.  Enough about ketchup!

So we are standing in line and of course Edward begins to peruse the magazines.

I brace myself for the inevitable questions. (Remember the child star?)

His first:  “What’s a ‘bombshell’ ?  Looks like it’s some kinda big woman!”

It is Kirstie Allie touting her new Big Life show.

He then directs his gaze to the checkout guy: “Do you know what a bombshell is?”

The fellow grins and laughs a little.

“Ahh, Mom, I see you are buying Advil PM!  Is that because you can’t sleep?  Can you not sleep because of all of Dad’s horrible snoring?

That is indeed why I am buying Advil PM…that and a four-year-old who won’t sleep in her own bed when she is sick and must listen to the Heffalump sound track in order to fall asleep every time she awakens from her feverish strep sleep. I also can’t sleep because every time you wake up, you turn on your history CD and I can hear it drone on and on about the Celts from my room…

The checkout guy glances at me and stifles a laugh.  I swipe my card and pay for the goods.  I’m packing up to go when I notice a Sierra Mist in E’s hand.  I did tell him he could get it since he tried his best at social skills class.  The guy rings it up.

“One dollar and eight cents!”  Edward comments.  “What’s the eight cents for?”

I begin my patented “tax talk” and he interrupts, “Oh yes tax, I know all about that.  So what would tax be on like 200 million dollars?”  He looks at the checkout guy who looks at me, smilingly dumbfounded.

“Never-mind you two.  It’d be about $1.6 million,” Edward asserts.

More money than we’ll ever see…

And with that, we’re out the door!

Posted on 17 March '10 by , under "Did He Just Say ?", Autism Spectrum/Sensory Processing, GF/CF Diet/Food Reviews, Humor/Disconnected Miscellany, Social Skills.

9 Comments to “Bombshells and Ketchup”

#1 Posted by Stimey (17.03.10 at 17:22 )

I love the curiosity. All good questions. 🙂
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#2 Posted by Ana (17.03.10 at 19:16 )

You are my 100th follower!!! I am throwing cyber confetti and balloons your way 🙂 Thank you!! I am your new follower and I just had to leave a comment after reading about your little one…I just had a grin from ear to ear! And yes…my daughter agrees with him…ketchup is the ONLY condiment that should exist!



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#3 Posted by kim (17.03.10 at 21:00 )

Yep we only buy Publix organic ketchup as well
and hilarious about the bombshell and tax price
What a hoot!!!
Tell H we have put away the sharpies so now you guys must come visit 🙂
Miss you
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#4 Posted by Tari (17.03.10 at 22:59 )

too funny! y’all were definitely the customers he went home and talked about – but only in a good way!
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#6 Posted by Lisa - Alterity (18.03.10 at 15:06 )

Too funny…thanx for the chuckle!
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#7 Posted by mrsbear (18.03.10 at 21:45 )

That Edward is quite the smarty pants. lol. I’m sure a chance encounter like that would make any cashier’s day. Two bottles of ketchup a week?! Holy Cow!
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#8 Posted by Adoption of Jane (20.03.10 at 18:19 )

hahaha he’s so friggin’ cute! loved the questions… ecspecially Bombshell!!
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#9 Posted by Patty (21.03.10 at 23:19 )

Ketchup counts as a veggie, right? I’m hoping so.

I love Edward. He totally cracks me up. I love his observations and the fact that he can figure out taxes on such a huge number. The kid is hysterical!
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