Small Talk


June 20th, 2014

Olivia had a couple friends over to the house- her preschool pal Amanda and my friend's son, Max, just a year older at age eight. They all got along very well and were chasing each other around the yard and house for hours.

Crazy kids!

Crazy kids!

At the end of the night, I was saying goodbye to Max and his mother, Lea. The girls were buzzing around. I'm not sure how it came up but Max mentioned he still had "the P-touch."

Lea said, "P-touch? Give the label maker back. Is it in my bag?" She started digging through her huge mommy-purse (you know, a bag so large it won't meet an airline's carry on size restriction - we all have that, right?)

The three kids were giggling about Max and the P-touch this whole time. I then got confused and thought he must mean that little Gameboy thingy or whatever electronic game device is hip nowadays. (As opposed to when I was a youngster walking to school a mile each way in bare feet, then going home to churn butter that we milked from a cow. These newfangled toys!)

"I don't have a label maker. He means that Gameboy," I tried to clarify.

"No, he has the Gameboy. It's in his hand," Lea pointed.

"Then what's the P-touch?" I asked.

"If Auntie Diane don't have a label maker, what is the P-touch?" Lea asked her son.

"THE P-TOUCH!!!" Max laughed and bolted out the door towards their car.

The girls let out a peal of laughter. "He has the P-touch! Hahahahahahaha!"

Lea and I looked at each other with a horrid realization that he did not mean an electronic device. What the heck were they doing in Olivia's room?!? I haven't even had the birds n' bees talk with my kid yet!

P-touch. I can never look at a Brother label maker the same way.

2 Responses to “P-touch”

  1. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:

    Would you please continue "P-touch" after finding out what it means. Now I'm curious.

  2. rayboyjr:

    Hey Diane ...OMG!!! ... can't believe you let Max leave with the P-touch!!! ... *gasp* ...

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