Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chicken WHAT?!

If you click on the picture HERE of the little girl with Santa you'll see my granddaughter's  big blue eyes. After Nicole's dance recital, Santa arrived on a fire truck and she ran out to greet him and his elf. The photographer for South County Times snapped her photo.

Today Grandpa asked his precious little girl where she wanted to go for lunch and she replied, "Burger King." He placed a coupon for two Junior Whopper meals on the counter and asked her what she wanted. In a fast food restaurant, crowded with lots of blue collar men on their lunch hour, she said, "I want little chicken balls, french fries and ketchup."

Bill and I looked at one another, and then we looked around. He said, "You want chicken nuggets?"

She said loudly, "No, I want chicken balls."

Then I saw the video menu screen change pictures automatically and laughed out loud. "Oh, she wants an order of popcorn chicken."

She sat at the table and sounded worse than Bob in that movie What About Bob? "Yumm, I love these little chicken balls. Uhm, thank you Paw-paw and Nana for these chicken balls. Ohh, um-um these chicken balls are so good."

I tried, "Honey it's popcorn chicken."

Cutie said, "Nana, it's not popcorn. These are little chicken balls."

All we could do was laugh and ignore the greasers.

16 comments:

BECKY said...

FUNNY! And I loved your reference to What About Bob?? I LOVE that movie and I have imitated that food/table scene quite a few times! Just ask The Ronald! :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a cutie pie! I'll always think of popcorn chicken now as chicken balls. What a picture that makes. LOL

Susan said...

That was funny, Linda. Love your granddaughter's perseverance. Great photo, too! Susan

Val said...

Ha! Smart girl! Nicole knows that "nuggets" are not anatomically correct. I imagine she wanted the real fowl meat, not shredded fibers pressed into a nugget shape.

Sioux said...

This would make a wonderful story to submit. I don't know WHERE, but it IS hilarious.

Alice said...

Out of the mouths of babes! I keep a journal each year with the hilarious stuff the kids say and distribute copies at Christmas. The parents laugh the hardest (and some times deny the kids 'tales')

Bookie said...

How can you not be infected with Christmas spirit when you see her face with Santa!

Donna Volkenannt said...

How funny! Kids really do say the darndest things.

Lynn said...

Gosh, what a riot.

K9friend said...

Such a funny story. I'm sure the other customers got a kick out of listening in!

Pat
Critter Alley

Gerry Mandel said...

I think she just turned Burger King into Burger Queen. Nothing like a kid who calls 'em like she sees 'em.

thisisme said...

What a super photo of your little granddaughter, Linda. Look at the excitement in those big blue eyes!! Priceless! I did smile at the chicken balls!

Mevely317 said...

This made me laugh out-loud! What a cutie, Linda!

"Chicken balls" reminded me of years gone by when my employer's grand-daughter (living in the United Kingdom) was teased for saying her fav food was
chicken fingers.
"Everyone knows chickens don't have fingers Heather!"
...to which she retorted:
"Well, on my grandpa's ranch in Texas they do!"

Hope you're enjoying a great week!

janet said...

How cute! How dare you call them popcorn chicken.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey your granddaughter knows that there are chicken balls!

Kelley Highway said...

Haha x 18!!!