Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Mother Load

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. :-)

3 comments:

Jen said...

Oh Man! LOL. Don't you love the way they come up with those little things?
Mmmmmm apple jelly, apple sauce, apple pie, apple butter. *sigh* I love that stuff.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

LOL! :)

Heather said...

LOL - your boys never fail to crack me up!