Monday, July 24th 2006
None of Ethan-6yr’s Business!

Just another conversation with Ethan-6 yr:

"So, Mom?"

"Yeah?"

"When do you think you and dad will be ready to mate again?"

(long, stunned pause.)

"TURN OFF ANIMAL PLANET AND GO PLAY OUTSIDE!"

Ethan-6yr was genuinely puzzled at my response, having thought it was a perfectly reasonable question. Sheesh.

No more Animal Planet for awhile, I think.

~hm

38 Comments on “None of Ethan-6yr’s Business!”

1
Rebecca
July 24th, 2006
6:29 pm

Hee hee!

Never a dull moment, eh?

“Probably as soon as the temperature is back down below 100.” lol

2
Mom In Action
July 24th, 2006
7:42 pm

You’ve got a live wire there! He sounds like he’s 6 going on 16.

3
Heather
July 24th, 2006
7:46 pm

hahahahahahahahaha!

4
Blaine
July 24th, 2006
8:16 pm

I really could have used a “Use the Restroom Before You Read This” warning!!! OK, not quite that bad, but TOOOOO funny!!!

It reminds me of the day a few years ago, when my son (now 11) asked from the 3rd row of the Suburban on the way to church, “Mom…Do you know what an STD is?”

Gasp..Cough…Hack!! (pause to gather composure)

“Um…Son, what do you think it is?”

Unfortunately, he really did want to know about THAT!!

5
Kim
July 24th, 2006
9:11 pm

Snort. Bahahahaha.

Kids. The true wild animals in this life.

6
Jan
July 24th, 2006
9:30 pm

LOL
Is that a hint that he wants a new baby brother or sister?

7
Diane J.
July 24th, 2006
9:37 pm

Well?!? You mean you left the kid wondering? ;-)

8
Faith
July 24th, 2006
9:38 pm

someday soon he will be horrified that he he even thought of that question!

9
Jeana
July 24th, 2006
9:45 pm

Too funny! I’m still laughing about the second medical opinion.

10
Kristina
July 24th, 2006
9:53 pm

HA! That is so funny!

11
chilihead
July 24th, 2006
10:44 pm

THAT is too funny.

12
YellowMama
July 24th, 2006
11:41 pm

Oh my word, this is just too funny. This reminds me of the time when “W” was watching her hamsters mate. The male was licking the female in the behind area. You could see the cogs turning in her head and asked…”Does Dad lick your bottom?” Like a stoplight..from yellow mama to red mama!

13
kelli
July 24th, 2006
11:41 pm

Oh how funny! Don’t you just love how they are sincere and truly hurt when you don’t answer! :)

14
Susanne
July 24th, 2006
11:50 pm

Hahahaha! Out of the mouths of babes! And I love your classic response “Go play outside”. Hee!

15
Cindy
July 25th, 2006
12:05 am

Hilarious!

16
owlhaven
July 25th, 2006
1:48 am

How funny!!

I am at a new place now– so come by! (see link)

Mary, mom to many

17
heather*
July 25th, 2006
2:14 am

that is too stinkin’ funny!!!

18
Geekwif
July 25th, 2006
7:15 am

Hilarious!!!

19
cheeriobutt
July 25th, 2006
8:29 am

Ha! Ha! Ha! This is funny!
I saw Yellowmama’s comment on here and died as well! Ha! Ha!

20
Shannon @ Rocks in my Dryer
July 25th, 2006
9:18 am

NoHeDidNOT!!

21
Damselfly
July 25th, 2006
9:32 am

Hmm, wait until he watches a show in which he finds out some animals eat their young …! Just kidding, how funny!

22
Barb
July 25th, 2006
11:33 am

I can think of a lot more awkward ways he could have posed that question. Maybe Animal Planet’s a GOOD thing.

23
millicent
July 25th, 2006
11:35 am

oh man! that is way too funny!

24
Patrick B
July 25th, 2006
12:22 pm

First off, that was tooooo funny. Yellow Mama made me scare the cat.

Now if you are interested, my pastor has a 10 year old who is just as precocious.

25
Heth
July 25th, 2006
1:07 pm

That is seriously funny.

26
ruth
July 25th, 2006
1:45 pm

haha!! i remember when my little sister found out about the “birds and the bees”. my mama sat her down and filled her in on the “facts of life.”

when mom was done with her lesson, sister steph looked up at my mom, horrified.
she thought about what mom had just told her for a moment and then said, “MOM! that means grandma did that 12 times!!!” (my grandma had 12 kids.)

yes steph, 12 times. :) !!

27
MusicalMom
July 25th, 2006
1:46 pm

HaHaHaHa!!!!

ROFL!

Okay, that’s TOO FUNNY!

28
Stacey
July 25th, 2006
2:15 pm

Are you serious?? Too funny!!

29
kate
July 25th, 2006
2:42 pm

Note to self – don’t ever use Mate as a code word…
very clever kid! ;)

30
Kristen
July 25th, 2006
3:35 pm

Oh.My.Word. Thank you for the great laugh this afternoon! Seriously. My co-workers think I’m weird. I love kids!

31
JennG
July 25th, 2006
5:42 pm

Mate, huh? Wow! I don’t even know how I’m going to handle things like this, yikes!! If only they knew…

32
Diane
July 25th, 2006
8:31 pm

Just think–now when he’s a teen….you can say goodbye to him at the door–hand waving, smiling, saying, “Have fun: no drinking, no drugs, no speeding, no mating! ….See you later!

That’ll keep him honest!

Diane

33
Mieneke
July 26th, 2006
4:24 am

LOL!! I Oh man! The other people in the office are giving me funny looks now! *wipes eyes*

Me thinks you will be in for some great conversations with Ethan in the future.
Precious!

34
the "other" Sarah
July 26th, 2006
8:46 am

OH. MY. I thought I was excited for my daughter to learn to talk, but I don’t know if I’m ready for conversations like this. And Yellowmama’s comment was enough to send me over the edge!!

35
Kristin
July 26th, 2006
11:24 am

That is funny. I have had the exact same thing happen to me. The scale says I have lost 9 pounds and dont see it at all. I think it is playing a trick on me…getting me into false sense of security and then it will hop up 12lbs. URG! FOund your through Crazy hip mamas

36
Carol
July 30th, 2006
8:11 am

Hah! I love that kid!

37
Laurel Wreath
August 24th, 2006
12:03 pm

Ok this soooooooo STRUCK MY FUNNY BONE TODAY!!! Thanks Shannon for linking me to this post!!!

38
Joy M
August 24th, 2006
11:02 pm

Just wait till he is old enough for you to hint at something like that and HE gets embarrassed!

Even my husband laughed at this one!

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