Friday, October 1, 2010

My Son, The Rocket Scientist

Scene:  Manic Mommy and HRH, reading a few chapters of "Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy" together before bed.


MM (reading aloud): "If you want to make your friends laugh, all you have to do is stick your face in their face and say either 'bathroom' or 'underwear.' It works every time."

HRH:  Or Uranus...

MM: (Cough, laugh, sputter)  True...do you know why?

HRH: No...

MM (Brain screaming 'stop and think!' Mouth, damning the torpedoes, moving full speed ahead):  Well, you know that Uranus is a planet but it's also "your anus".  Your anus is your bum.  The place where the poop comes out.

HRH: Knowing smile as The Phrase That Launched a Thousand Potty Jokes plays through his mind...

MM:  Babe, obviously, it's a bathroom word.  You cannot to use it at school. Please don't make me sorry I told you.

HRH (mind still fully engaged in the possibilities):  Okay...but...can I say it to other boys when we're in the bathroom?

MM: N.O.


It is 9:12 am the following morning.  I expect 'the call' by 11:45.  Why do I do this to myself?

8 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

Boys and their bathroom humor. And you know, I don't think they EVER outgrow it.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I am absolutely cracking up over his response! Love it. Good luck!

Mama Goose said...

Too funny!!!

I hesitated yesterday, and ultimately decided to wait to tell O exactly how he came out of my body. I didn't want the "Gina" call this morning...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

But, it's a smart potty joke, so that makes it okay.

Otter Thomas said...

Seems like your sensors may have broken down for a moment. No harm though. He would have made that joke eventually anyway.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Sometimes its okay to just say something in your head and not out loud. Filters are your friend.

Jason, as himself said...

Yep. I had the exact same feeling the other day when I taught Diego that girls don't have short penises, they have vaginas. Then he started screaming "VAGINA" all through the house.

So far, no news from school.

Amy said...

I've done something similiar; When my five year old said, "Guess What?" I said, "Chicken Butt". It didn't take long for that to be passed on and on and on. Good luck!

 

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