Monday, October 02, 2006

It's Fun to be a Parent!

Believe it or not, not all parts of being a parent are particularly fun. Some days are gold though. Those are the times that make all the others fade into the background.

Sometimes you have a conversation with your kiddos and you know that you will never forget it.

"But why can't I have my own computer?" - uh, no not that conversation.
"I want a four wheeler for my birthday!" - no, no not that one either.
"I made a 45 on the test today." - definately not that one.

The other night one of those EPT (Early Pregnancy Test) commercials was on. I tell you, anymore some of the commercials make me change the channel in front of the kids more than the actual t.v. shows!

My 9 year old was in the room. He's the one who still thinks girls are gross. If any kissing goes on in a show he plows his head under the sofa cushions until that part is finished.

He asked me how those pregnancy things worked. How did you know you were pregnant? I started smiling on my insides before it ever even reached my face as I thought about my answer. I knew that this was a parenting moment that I would buy a ticket to watch!

"You pee on it."

Cue dying scene. Nine year old grabs his neck and proceeds to fall down on the floor as he mimics convulsions of grossness. Then he jumps back up.

"Oh, I thought you put it in your mouth." Again, I couldn't stop myself.

"I hope not. Especially after you just pee'd on it." Again, I was rewarded with an even grander dying scene worthy of Hollywood.

Sometimes there ARE fun Parenting conversations!


  • You are such a smartass.

    Coming from me, that is a compliment.

    By Blogger Type (little) a, at 10/02/2006 7:35 AM  

  • "I thought you put it in your mouth."

    I don't know how you regained any sort of composure.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/02/2006 7:35 AM  

  • That was me, by the way. Blogger's not my friend today.

    By Anonymous mamatulip, at 10/02/2006 7:36 AM  

  • At least he's not asking how you GET pregnant. Not sure that conversation is going to be so fun :o)

    By Anonymous TB, at 10/02/2006 8:43 AM  

  • You better start working on your explanation of the Viagra and Cialis commercials.

    By Anonymous Tankmac, at 10/02/2006 11:09 AM  

  • LOL Priceless! I would've paid to watch that, too! :-)

    By Blogger B.E.C.K., at 10/02/2006 6:40 PM  

  • Hahahaha..that's priceless.

    Yeah, I can see why he'd think they go in your mouth. They do kind of look like lollipops or thermometers.

    By Blogger teahouse, at 10/02/2006 9:10 PM  

  • That made me laugh. I guess peeing on anything is funny, huh?

    By Blogger Renee, at 10/02/2006 10:40 PM  

  • Hilarious!! Nine year olds are so entertaining. :)

    By Blogger Jess Riley, at 10/02/2006 11:50 PM  

  • My son asked me nine million questions about the facts o' life when he was eight and therefore knows how it works. His response was "I don't think I should tell my friends about this." Now, he's ten, but the other day this radio commercial was on about women taking a new pill to "re-ignite the flames of sexual desire". *sigh* what an interesting conversation that was. It's such a pain in the butt to try and answer a question without freaking the poor kid out.

    By Anonymous Sharla, at 10/03/2006 10:47 AM  

  • Priceless. Now, at 13, my son has ALL the answers.

    By Anonymous candy, at 10/03/2006 9:58 PM  

  • Poor thing. I could totally just see his face when you told him that one.

    By Anonymous sarcastic journalist, at 10/04/2006 9:40 AM  

  • LMAO. Omg that is friggin hilarious! BTW, when I eventually get around to updating my blogroll (cause you know I'm a lazy bum) I'm going to put you back on it. Don't want you thinking I don't love ya anymore girl.

    By Blogger Tink, at 10/04/2006 4:15 PM  

  • This is something I'm putting on my list of things to look forward to. Actually, the positive tests from Sam are in his memory box. Eeeew! Gross Mom!

    By Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen, at 10/05/2006 12:13 PM  

  • My kid, looking at a picture of a pregnant Katie Holmes asked if you really needed to do the gross stuff to get pregnant.We were in the middle of the grocery check outvline,,,
    And someone from the back screamed'She didn't'
    Nice conversation going home with my nine year old I tellya...

    By Blogger Pendullum, at 10/05/2006 12:23 PM  

  • Ah, the inquisitive conversations of youth! Reminds me when I was driving my two girls-ages 9 & 10 to gymnastics along with their two friends and they were in the back of my van discussing THE movie the girls had to see that day in school. You remember THE movie?

    And the girls were all complaining about getting you know what once a month and really complaining. My 10 year old (with the genius IQ) states "how bad can it be it's just once a month." The others continue again how awful it's going to be.

    Krista says, "come on, once a month, one day a month that's not so bad." In unison the other girls scream at her, "it's not ONE day it's a WEEK!"

    Krista was in utter horror and shock at the reality of being blessed a girl child. I about drove off the road, laughing!

    By Blogger Seeking My Zen Garden, at 10/05/2006 10:47 PM  

  • I would have had to leave the room to muffle the hysterics!

    By Blogger Brooke, at 10/09/2006 3:57 PM  

  • Hey! Whgen did you return to blogging! I just clicked on your name in my favorites section and are at it again! Yeah! I love those memerable conversations with the kiddos. They are indeed true gold. Missed ya! and your house looks great!

    By Anonymous Carol, at 10/09/2006 7:43 PM  

  • I can just see David and all his contortions as you explain all this. Just wait until he asks you the "big" question - how do you make those babies?!

    By Anonymous tlc, at 10/10/2006 9:51 AM  

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