Yesterday I had to run an errand at the mall with Baby.
Anytime we enter a public bathroom Baby mistakes the awesome acoustics for an echo chamber and begins yelling over and over again at the top of her lungs...
"Echo! Echo! Echo!..."
Which means I need to do my business in under a second and get us the hell out of there.
This time when I walked out of the bathroom she continued to shout "Echo!" startling the security guard who was standing right outside the bathroom door (why was he standing there anyway?)
Then we turned the corner and headed toward the shops and she was still sitting in her stroller screaming out "Echo!"
I just try to smile.
I cannot for the life of me get her to understand that hearing herself repeat echo is not actually an echo.
An elderly couple walks up and the woman stops, gently touches my arm, and says...
"What is she saying?"
"She's saying 'Echo'. " I reply.
"Oh. I thought she was saying 'Asshole'." The old woman says with a mischievous smile.
My jaw nearly dislocated as it hit the floor.
Which left me wondering which would actually have been more shocking...
A three year old saying "Asshole" or a ninety-three year old?
My vote is with ninety-three year old.
Because let me tell you that is not what I was expecting to hear come out of her mouth.