Thursday, March 5, 2009

Starbucks Freaks Big Kid Out

Today I was dropping the kids off at my mom's house because I had to run into the office and I took a different route than usual. Big Kid noticed and wanted to know why and I told him that it was more convenient for me this time.

Big Kid: Well, dat's good, I fink if we go this way I won't have to see dat Starbucks sign. We should always go dis way.

Ashley: And why don't you want to see the Starbucks sign?

Big Kid: It dest freaks me out. Starbucks freaks me out. I'm gonna unfollow dem on Twitter and not look at dose signs anymore.

Ashley: Um, okaaay...and why does Starbucks freak you out?

Big Kid: Dey make me feel like you gotta pay four bucks for coffee. Four bucks!

Ashley: What??!! What the heck are you talking about? You don't have bucks and you're not even allowed to drink coffee! What do you have against Starbucks all of a sudden?

Big Kid: It's dest not right. It isn't. Freaks me out.

Ashley: This might be the weirdest thing you've ever said.

He had to have heard that somewhere. I think once at Target I left the family to run to the Starbucks and Mr. Ashley jokingly said something like "You and your $4 coffee", but that was months ago, and would that really have brewed this hatred of Starbucks?

It is bizarre and a little scary. It is very much like living with a senior citizen in a child's body.

24 comments:

Amo said...

My "big kid" just told me that one day he will cook for me. At Waffle House.

Maybe our big kids will be working together as greeters at walmart in a couple of years.

LuLu said...

That is hilarious! I love Starbucks...but you have to admit he has a point:)

mommy dearest said...

Oooh I'm going to go with Big Kid on this one. Starbucks is evil.

This Mom said...

There is a very old soul trapped in that little body.

KelsyC said...

Gotta say, I'm with Big Kid on this one!

Judy said...

LMAO, I too am with Big Kid!

Spare Berry said...

Hilarious!

Schmoochiepoo said...

I'm with Big Kid....Starbucks is the devil.

Smart Boy!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I concur. That is the weirdest thing he's said so far...

Holly in Tampa said...

That's hilarious! I would be with BK on this too, but I am addicted to the $4 coffee.

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Hilarious!

I am also addicted to the $4 coffee . . .

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Big Kid is such an adorable mixture of cute/funny/WTH? Oh, and the common 4-buck coffee generalization! Don't you hate that? The COFFEE at Starbuck's is like a buck and a half. Now if we're talking a mocha, latte, etc, then yes, it's more (tho still not actually quite four). Just sayin'

The Owens Family said...

OMG......TOO funny!! I'm just waiting for my oldest to come up with something like this.

rn terri said...

Too funny! He's very intellectual. Did I spell that right?

Desiree said...

Good Man! Starbucks freaks me out too!

Lori said...

Big Kid is the oldest 5 year old ever.

AsToldbyTay said...

Haha! Maybe it's the creepy lady in the middle of the logo that freaks him out!

Luckily we don't have that problem here because there isn't a Starbucks for 40 miles!

~Gretchen~ said...

the creepy lady freaks me out. especially when they went with the old logo for a bit and the saggy tits were showing. yeah, i couldnt go there because i did NOT want to explain that one to the girls.

Melodie said...

BK is like your conscience and that old man who yells at the kids to get off his lawn all rolled into one. I LOVE him!

Kimberly said...

I don't want to scare you, but my 79 year old father just said the other day that Starbucks is for freaks who are stupid enough to pay $4 for a coffee.

Coincidence? I think not.

Cake said...

"It's dest not right. It isn't. Freaks me out."


I don't think I've EVER agreed with anyone more. He's gifted though, I didn't feel this way until high school at least.

Cake :)

Ashley said...

LMAO at these comments...especially Melodie and Kimberly. Both are SO TRUE. He's the most bizarre 5 year old ever.

Amy said...

Bahahahaha what!!!! I think I'm going to start following your blog based on this post alone. I just found you randomly, so I hope you don't mind :) I don't have any kids of my own but I find some of the stuff my friends' kids come out with to be just hysterical.

Missives From Suburbia said...

I like that he's unfollowing them on Twitter.