Friday, October 17th 2008
Club 17, October

The other day in the car I sneezed. The appropriate, if not predictable, response would be ‘bless you.’ But Caden-4yr said, “Mom.  Why do you sneeze…. differently… than all hoomins… on the pyanet?” 

I love this question.  It’s got it all. Caden-4yr’s own special vocabulary, and a brilliant use of an adverb.  

Hoomins is Caden-4yr’s way of pronouncing the word ‘humans.’  Which he uses often – whereas most people might just say, well, ‘people.’   And pyanet is ‘planet.’

So if you follow this translation, you already know Caden-4yr was asking me why I sneeze differently from all humans on the planet.

(And i do NOT, I’ll have you know. But that isn’t the point.)

I told Caden-4yr as much, and he thought about it. Then he said, “Oh. Well. Why do you sneeze differently than all BOYS?”

Again with the adverb. And a peek at Caden-4yr’s logic. Which translates loosely to: Seriously, Mom? That sneeze is human? Oh. Well then it must be one of those girl things I don’t understand.

And I tell you this story now, because it’s the 17th.

Time for a ‘girl thing!’

If you’ll do a monthly self breast exam and leave a comment on this post saying you did, you’ll be eligible for a prize.*

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And remember that if you don’t usually check the comment sections on blogs, make an exception. Each month, this particular post always attracts a fascinating collection of comments.

Go BSE, y’all!

*I do prizes VERY well, if I do say so myself.


13 Comments on “Club 17, October”

October 17th, 2008
4:11 am

Such a cute kid!

Tiff@Three Peas
October 17th, 2008
11:24 am

LOL i love the word Hoomins!! So cute!!
Girls are checked and lump free!

October 17th, 2008
2:02 pm

i’m off to go shower — and bse!

Amy N.
October 17th, 2008
2:31 pm

The twins seem to be in perfect working order today!

October 17th, 2008
9:55 pm

the girls are lump free!

October 18th, 2008
4:14 am

I’m all checked out and good for another month. :)

Can you believe our little guys turned 3 today??? Where oh where has the time gone. Hug your little man for me and tell him Michael says “hi” and “happy birthday.” I’m glad they’re out little hoomins! LOL

October 18th, 2008
5:12 am

Done aaaaaannnnd . . . done!

October 18th, 2008
6:06 am

All done.

October 19th, 2008
1:04 am

Caden is simply the cutest! I checked the girls… no lumpier than normal :-)

October 19th, 2008
8:14 pm

All good!

BTW, I finally found time to finish your book, which I loved! It was so much fun, and eventually I will find the time to post a review of it at my blog.

October 20th, 2008
11:40 pm

mine are good!

and i rec’d your book today in the mail……thank you!!!

October 21st, 2008
1:19 pm

You know, I remembered on the 14th, then again on the 15th, and probably on the 16th…but on the 17th, I forgot! Geesh!!Checked…good to go!

October 22nd, 2008
4:58 pm

I did it but missed stopping by to tell you about it. I actually saw the surgeon about the lump earlier this month. He said it looks fine and we’re just going to watch it for a couple more months. Praise the Lord it was nothing serious!

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