Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Something's Right Around The Corner---I'd Say.

About 3 weeks ago J and I came home from a date night. We had a 17 year old girl and her 10 year old brother babysitting. Bo loves the 10 year old and the 10 year old is just about the sweetest kid I've ever seen in my life when it comes to caring for Danyo. So obviously, Danyo adores him. When we walked in the door, Danyo was playing with bubbles or chewing gum, I can't remember which. I made the comment, "That's all Danyo needs to be happy." The reason I can't remember which is because those are the two things Danyo needs to be happy. That's ALL he needs.

Mikey interjected, "and wrestling, he loooooves wrestling." Yes he does. Bo excitedly added, quite loudly, "We wrestled too, I totally HUMPED him!" Mikey's eyes got big, and J and I laughed out loud. I said, "Yeah, that's probably not what you did." I guess Bo asked Mikey what it meant, and Mikey told him it's not really a good thing. That was the end.

Today as I'm driving to pick up my friend's son, with a van full of my kids and hers, Bo says, "Mom, what does hump mean?" I knew where it was coming from, and having had bad experiences with half-answers, I took it on. Sort of.

"Have you ever seen a dog jump on another dog and sort of move up and down, or sometimes Jonathan's dog will do it to people's legs sometimes."
"That's what humping is."
"Oh. Well, do only dogs do that?"

I knew. I knew he meant, "do people do it too?" but I was NOT going to answer that. Dammit.

"Well, let's see, I don't think I have ever seen a cat do it---horses might do it but really I've just seen dogs do it."

"I mean do only animals do it?"

"Um. Yes."

At which point, Bo says in his sort of conclusive, muttering voice (which implies, "I got this figured out, thank you very much), "Well, people are animals."

I turned my head to my window and laughed until I couldn't breathe. Then promptly called J. He needs to get his birds and bees talk sorted out.


Bubbles said...


Bubbles said...

That is sooooooo funny. I don't envy you that conversation. Or your husband.

Sarah Tilley said...

A few days ago Henry asked me about something similar and I knew I could either answer him or save myself some grief. I told him he was too little and he promptly moved on to something else.

It doesn't sound like I could get away with that with Bo, though. :)

Super Happy Girl said...

"I mean do only animals do it?"
"Um. Yes."

Gosh you didhnt!!

What I'd give to see video of that one :D

Super Happy Girl said...


Now I'm going to be thinking about HUMPING all day!!!!

Sketchy said...

Brooke asked me once, in the car, in first grade: Mom? Did dad get on top of you before I was born?

Awkward silence...

So I took a deep breath and started to explain. It was obviously not helping her. Finally, and desperately, I said, "that's a grown up thing Brooke, and you don't have to worry about it until you are a grownup."

"OH! OK!" And then she was happy.

Klin said...

LOL!!! You gotta know that your kids are going to come up with something great. They always do.