While watching a police show tonight we heard the following statement:
"If you are going to steal a motorcycle then always wear a helmet while holding the victim at gunpoint."
[The sentence is taken out of context, but you will see where it is going.]
Imagine the word gunpoint is capitalized. As in "Gunpoint". That is what Wallene heard.
She turned to me and innocently asked, "Mom, where is Gunpoint? Is that like a city in Maryland. Gunpoint, MD?"
After I finished trying not to laugh, I picked myself off the floor and cheerily explained what "gunpoint" meant.
[I guess it is the lack of violent video games in our house or guns, or something. I don't know. I still can't figure out how she didn't know what that word meant. The kid does watch TV, right?]
She was surprised. She had no idea that holding someone hostage at the end of a gun to steal something meant "at gunpoint." She just thought the guy stole a motorcycle in some town in Gunpoint, MD.
I was still holding my sides laughing when she looked at me, and realized. With big eyes she said "Oh, no, Mom you are SO blogging this, aren't you Mom? Aren't you?" She started laughing too, knowing the answer.
A smile in my eyes, I giggled back at her and said, "You betcha' kid. You are too much entertainment."
ETA: In Wallene's defense I found this: Gunpoint. It is a site about what kids used to believe.