LOL: Unexpected questions . . .

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LOL: Unexpected questions . . .
Mon, 08-09-2004 - 4:16pm

As a parent, I expected to be answering questions of one type or another for the foreseeable future:


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Tue, 08-10-2004 - 8:35am
Ok, how about:

"Where do you buy condoms?" (from my 10 3/4 year old daughter)

I was caught so off guard that I just asked her if she needed to go shopping.

She said, "No, but in school they showed them, discussed them, and told why to use them. But they never said where to buy them."

She doesn't even like boys.

Also, a few weeks ago the camp bus was late bringing her home and she walked in with:

"Boy, having a penis sure comes in handy!"

It turns out that she was referring to the fact that the bus had broken down and the boys were able to pee in the bushes at the side of the road while waiting for the new bus.

Glad my husband wasn't there to here THAT ONE come out of her mouth!


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Tue, 08-10-2004 - 11:38am

Too funny.

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Tue, 08-10-2004 - 3:23pm
I can't pass this one up. When I was about 10-11 (pre-period, but I understood the term), my mom was in the kitchen preparing dinner. I came in and noticed a big splot of red on the tile floor, and asked if she'd had her period? She said gosh, no; it was spilled from a container of meat. She said if she'd given off that quantity, it'd be considered a hemorrhage!


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Tue, 08-10-2004 - 3:33pm
Good one!!

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Wed, 08-11-2004 - 7:58am
I was raised by my grandmother, and considering the following question (or stunt) I am amazed I made it into adulthood.

When I was in 4th grade or so, I asked my grandmother if she could come in for show-and-tell. She asked me what I wanted her to talk about. I told her it didn't matter. You see, "ancient" was one of my spelling words that week, and I wanted to bring in something ancient - which was my grandma.

Fortunately, she thought it was funny. I just hope I have that sense of humor and ability to laugh at myself at that age too.



Mom to two wonderful girls!

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Wed, 08-11-2004 - 1:56pm
That's a good one.

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Mon, 08-16-2004 - 12:50am
My favorite question occurred the winter that my daughter was five. We were driving across town and she suddenly asked me, "Mommy, do reindeer go poo-poo?"

Thinking like a biologist, I answered, "of course, honey. Doggies go poo-poo, kitties go poo-poo, reindeer go poo-poo, all animals go poo-poo."

"Well ..." she said thoughtfully. "I guess reindeer poo-poo must fall from the sky on people's heads!"

(I quickly tried to backtrack and say that I think they "hold it" until they reach a rooftop, but that only made her want to climb on our roof to view all the years' worth of reindeer poo).

-- Steph

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Mon, 08-16-2004 - 11:42am
I'm always amazed at how expertly they can paint us into corners, sometimes innocently - others not.

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Wed, 08-18-2004 - 3:02pm
When my youngest was about 4, he was learning about animals in his preschool and that they have fur. One evening, I was laying on the couch, and he came up to me, peered up my nose and half asking, half exclaiming, said: "Is that FUR in there?!?!" I was cracking up. I told him, no, it's hair, and if he want to see something REALLY furry, he should go look in his daddy's ears!! We still laugh about that.
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Wed, 08-18-2004 - 3:14pm
Great story!! Thanks for sharing it.