Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No Penguins Allowed!

Last Friday Lainey and I went out to lunch before we did our marathon grocery shopping run.  I was busy formulating my plan of attack for the store, and she was busy coloring when she suddenly stopped and excitedly said:

“Look Mom!  NO penguins allowed in here!”

What?  Penguins?  We don’t live in the zoo Antarctica, so I was pretty sure there was no need for signage to keep penguins out.  She was adamant though, pointing at a sign and exclaiming:

“See!  No. Penguins. Allowed. In. Here!”

penguin

Well, I’ll be damned, she was right.  Sort of.  When I told her I thought the sign meant “No Smoking,” she went and took a closer look.  When she came back she declared us both right and proudly stated “Mom, it must mean no smoking penguins allowed.”

27 comments:

Hillary said...

I almost think that having a penguin free grocery store is as important as a smoke free grocery store.

Lainey is too funny.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Oh my gosh...that is too funny! :)

Amy Lynn said...

LOL! That's cute!

Amanda M. said...

Ugh. Those smoking penguins are such a menace to society.

Corrie and Phil said...

That's hilarious. It's great that you have a record of all the cute little things that we would otherwise forget.

Melissa said...

Adorable! Those smoking penguins sure are obnoxious!!!

I'm Jane said...

I don't smoke, but I think I would be tempted to light one up just to challenge that sign. "What?! It doesn't say No Smoking anywhere, now does it? It just says No Penguins. Show me where it says No Smoking. Yah...that's right...whatcha' gonna do about it, Biatch!"

Or something like that.

Meghan said...

Ahh! I love it. Kids can be so literal sometimes:)

Tracie said...

LOL! Glad you took a picture! I never have my camera with me when I see something funny.

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

your daughter is a GD genius.

in related news: i need a No Smoking Penguins sign.

purseblogger said...

Oh that is the cutest thing! I love what kids say! :)

Cara Smith said...

I love it. My son often has to explain what he's talking about when he tells me something.

MrsDixon said...

Oh my goodness! Too cute! I guess I can see how this could get confusing! How come I've never thought of that?!

mama's smitten said...

Gotta love it! Kids are so literal

Jen said...

Hahah, that's funny. I love when kids say things like that.

Christa said...

Haha too cute!

Jenni said...

That sign is sooooo cute!!! But my goodness, what your daughter said is just adorable!
PS-I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a beautiful little carafe!!!

Practically Perfect... said...

That one got a chuckle out of me ;-) So cute!

Chrissi said...

that is hilarious! it took me a moment after just glancing at the picture to see that the little guy was 'puffin'.

ty said...

Stupid penguins have no concept of what is socially acceptable. Damn right they have to be told not to smoke.

Helene said...

That is totally adorable!!!!!! No smoking penguins...that's hysterical!!!

Laura and Ryan said...

haha! I love Lainey's idea, "No smoking penguins!"

Yankee Girl said...

That is the best "no smoking" sign I have ever seen!

I need one of those for my driveway...

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

What a cute sign!!!!! People will surely notice that.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

haha! that is too cute! why on earth they used a cute bird though is beyond me! haha

Jessica said...

Ha! Too cute.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

That's pretty good!