Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mom got caught in the "trap"

What is it with boys and certain words? What is it about words like "butt" and "stinky" and "armpit" that makes little boys keel over in hysterical giggles?? And why is it that they seem born thinking those are funny? The adults in this house don't snicker and giggle when we hear the word "fart" (actually, I really hate that one) ...so how do they know or why do they find this the least bit funny?

So Stephen (3.5 years) and I are sitting on the couch yesterday. The TV's on but neither of us are watching it. I'm reading and he's tucked sweetly behind my legs "reading" his magazine. Someone on the TV said "booby trap". He starts giggling and then this is the conversation we had:

S: *giggle* Mama, boooty trap.

Me: No, honey, he said "booby" trap.

S: Boooty trap?

Me: No, boooooby trap (at this point, I'm still thinking of it as the phrase)

S: Baby trap

Me: No, booby, BOOOOBY!

S: *falling off the couch in giggles*


I think it was a set-up.

7 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh gosh, funny. I get called out on things all the time with my guys!

LaughterThoughts said...

That is too funny!
Kids are smarter than they get credit for; you were most definitely set up!:)!:)

ksl said...

HA!! What a funny boy!

beth said...

VERY CLEVER. He even planned it out and worked you. I'd watch that one:)

k said...

There's no accounting for taste in the body humor department. Ask kep about the link to the Japanese toilet thing...dreadful :-)

Kelli in the Mirror said...

HA. Were you reading, Alli, when I posted the horrible Japanese toilet thing? Clay almost fell off his chair he was laughing so hard.

I know you call them ninnies, does he know "booby" as a body part? :)

beth said...

Already commented here but I wanted to thank you for your comment about Sam's sleep. I appreciated your advice and particularly the reminder that everyone has some sort of issue. It's important to remember that we're not ever alone.