Monday, June 20, 2011

Overheard in the Gao household last week

1. Pepsi is a cheap knock-off that must be punished
Audrey hates Pepsi. HATES it. She told me this yesterday in the car. I never knew.

She doesn't hate the taste of it. She hates it because Pepsi copied Coke's idea. Coke had a great product and Pepsi "came along and copied it and is just trying to make money".

And we all know how altruistic Coca-Cola is.

2. Ashes to ashes
The other night at dinner Grant told us his friend's grandpa died in a house fire. It wasn't smoke inhalation, he burned to death. The rest of the meal was eerily quiet - unusual for the Gao family - as we all thought about the poor grandpa's painful demise.

Audrey was dubious and decided to investigate Grant's story a little further. She interviewed the friend yesterday after school.

Turns out his grandpa died in his sleep of cancer and the cremation was last week.

You can see where the confusion comes from. If you were an eight-year-old boy who was fascinated with fire and uninterested in details.

And Audrey's Big-Sister-Know-It-All crown rests firmly atop her head.


An said...

Haha, I used to hate Pepsi too, for the same reason.

OK, death by burning isn't funny but I found story #2 hilarious. Your kids sound so cute!

Melanie Gao said...

Audrey will be glad to know she's not alone.

My kids think they're cute. :)

pat hill said...

OK, first of all, that picture of Audrey is SOOOO Audrey! Hands on hips, totally in charge, looking at the boys as if they are idiots.

As for the Pepsi, please tell Miss Audrey that I happen to prefer Pepsi! I find it a little less sweet than Coke. Also, if I could find a way to capitalize on the success of both Coke and Pepsi, I totally would and wouldn't care what Audrey thought of it! ;-)

Grant, of course, is totally precious and such a typical boy. Speaking of typical boys, as I am writing this, Kyle (age 11) just says -- totally out of the blue -- "I want a gun." Of course you do. No.

Melanie Gao said...

Pat I will let you deliver that message to Audrey about Pepsi so you can see the drama of her reaction. There will be shouting. There might be tears.

Dalton said...

I just love the photo - a picture that says a thousand words!

Curtis said...

Can't believe that Audrey is so big! I miss you guys.

Melanie Gao said...

Curtis I'm about to put her on a diet of caffeine and cigarettes to stunt her growth!

We miss you too!