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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bathroom Chatter

Have you ever noticed that the acoustics in public restrooms make every comment "whispered" by your 3 year old bounce off the walls like she shouted it through a megaphone? Well...

We recently took the kiddies to Disneyland. And, since we had a 3 year old in tow you know that we visited every restroom in every land at least once and some more than once. (My fave is the one right under Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, just as you leave the back side of Fantasy Land...almost never a line.) Anyway, during one such visit to one such crowded restroom, my darling 3 year old daughter, sensing the perfect lull in flushing toilets and running water (in other words, it was perfectly silent), decided that it was high time to ask the granddaddy of all questions...

"Mommy! Why you no have penis?"

The tiled walls reverberated her little voice back to me as I stared at her wide-eyed and scrambled for the right answer. You would think that after four kids I would be prepared with a quick response for that million dollar question.

But, no. I wasn't prepared and I must have stalled half a second too long making it quite clear to my darling 3 year old that I hadn't heard her the first time.

"MOMMY! WHY YOU NO HAVE PENIS LIKE DADDY?!

Please, for the love of Pete, someone flush a toilet!

"Well, Sweetie...you see...um....because....um....Mommy... is a mommy. And....um....Daddy... well...he's a daddy."

Gotta love 'em...3 year olds.

6 comments:

Angie said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love this!!! So funny! Your new blog look is nice. Tina F.

Dina Wildfong said...

This was so funny. It is so surprising to hear that you didn't have the answer it seems like you would always have the perfect answer. Also, don't forget you guys are always welcome at our house when you go to Disneyland.

The Booth's said...

That's awesome! I've been meaning to email you. I saw that Stephanie is going to be on Oprah! I feel like I know someone famous. My husband looked at me weird when I leaped off the couch and said, I KNOW HER! Well, not really. But I do. He just rolled his eyes. Anyhow, I'm dVring it! So excited.

Jean said...

Heather, There is never the "right" answer for that question! And nobody flushed the toilet because they wanted to hear just how you would answer darling Soli. remember the 'good old days" in Sayulita, when nobody understood what she was saying? Gone forever. We miss you all, and are wondering when you're going to Mexico....still going for 6 months? I miss is every week, while reading the latest Sayulita Life. What a great time we had there with you!
Love,
Jean and Peter

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