Friday, December 10, 2010

Conversations at 6am

Yaakov and I both have a cold, so this morning, at 6am, when the kids woke us, I went to the kitchen to make tea for both of us. The tea was a weak yellow color. The following conversation took place:
Yaakov: Is that chamomile tea?
Leah: No, it's green tea.
Yaakov: Oh, so it's good for the environment, that's why it's green.
Leah: No, green tea has anti-oxidants.
Yaakov: What do anti-oxidants do?
Leah (thinks for a moment): They keep you from rusting.
Yaakov (deadpan): People rust?
Leah (equally evenly): Yeah, that's why old people's joints creak.
Yaakov: OK. (drinks his tea)

4 comments:

Rona Michelson said...

Love it! Thanks for the chuckle.

Jules: said...

I gotta remember: people rust :-D

Mrs. S. said...

LOL! :-)

Shavua tov and refuah shlaimah to both of you!

Ariella said...

Hey, it worked! Is that what you were thinking.
I've heard so much about the health benefits of green tea that I finally bought a box of it from Trader Joe's. I've resolved to drink 2-3 cups a day -- at least for now. I like to have hot drinks during the winter anyway, so I figure I'll make some of them green.