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