From The Mouths Of Babes

September 12, 2008 by Michelle

I always have interesting conversations when I’m getting the wee ones ready for bed. For some reason, some of the best ones occur when Mister Man is going potty.

Mister Man: Mom, is my penis sticky right here?
Me: (praying he’s not going to ask me to check) I don’t know, is it?
Mister Man: Yes. Why is it sticky?
Me: (smothering a giggle and remembering that he’s only 4) Well, you did a lot of running and biking today, didn’t you?
Mister Man: Yeah….
Me: So maybe it just got a little sweaty.
Mister Man: OH! And that made it sticky?
Me: I would have to assume so, Sweetie. Oh, and Mister Man, maybe you should wash with soap tonight when you take your shower.

I’ll spare you my husband’s commentary on the conversation.

I really hope – when these kinds of questions come up with my oh so inquisitive wee ones – that I’m handling them in a way that won’t damage them down the line. Why couldn’t I end up with one of the children who is satisfied with the first answer given? Why do I have two children who “why” everything until I have no more answers?

At least they never stop cracking me up!

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  • Melisa


    You won’t damage them, don’t worry! 🙂

    The questions will continue through teenaged years, IF YOU’RE LUCKY. It’s when they stop asking you questions that you should worry. 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  • Karen


    Oh. My.

    Mental note: refer “boy” questions to Daddy from now on.

  • Angela


    Hey, asking questions is a sign of intelligence 🙂

    (says the one who was endlessly chastised as a kid for asking too many questions)

  • Jay


    Hi Michelle-
    I really enjoyed your blog…Thank you!! If you are interested in swapping blogroll links, please let me know!
    Jay
    http://www.halftimelessons.com

  • Mary


    oh my goodness. Stories like those make me so very thankful for all my girls! At least I know (most) of the answers to girl questions.

    This really cracked me up!

  • Jeff


    Oh that’s funny. It’s a good thing I know this is a family blog or else I would have embarrassed us both with the many choices of comments available for this post.

  • Mabunny


    HAHAHA Michelle! stick with the sweat description its the only one that makes sense for 4 yr olds! I thank God for my daughter, lol. Not sure I could handle the boy questions.

  • Angie's Spot


    Too funny! And now I’m reminded of why I wasn’t blessed with a boy. I couldn’t handle THOSE types of questions. LOL!

  • Michelle


    Melisa – That’s good to know! And I truly do hope that they continue to ask questions. That’s part of why we’re so open now.

    Karen – What, you’ve never gotten a fun one like that before? I’m not sure how that’s possible.

    Angela – Right. A sign of intelligence. I’ve gotten enough signs of intelligence to last me a lifetime from this one!

    Jay – Welcome! And thanks! I actually don’t have a blogroll, and I don’t have any intentions of putting one up now. Nothing against you or your blog in any way!

    Mary – Yeah. That’s definitely not a question you’re going to get from a girl. At least I hope not!

    Jeff – Really? Hmm. Now you have me intrigued!

    Mabunny – I left it at sweat. And he was ok with it. For now anyway!

    Angie – Oh sure you could! Do you really think I faced questions like that before I had Mister Man?

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