My peaches and apricots are finished for the year. Boo hoo. And the apples are swelling but not quite ripe yet. My sons and I were in the orchard today, caring for the trees and eyeing off the progress of our fruit.
"We're going to have a mother-lode of apples in a few weeks," I told them.
"What's the difference between a mother-lode and a truckload," my oldest asked, trying to be cheeky and eyeing off my none-too-svelt rear end.
Without a second's hesitation, the 7 year old answered,"two wheelbarrows."
We scratched our heads.
"That's the full load mummy can carry before she falls forward," he explained.
Definitely a way with words that boy. Maybe he'll be a writer too. :-)