I was outside pulling weeds and picking strawberries with my 8-year-old and my almost 4-year old sons. The younger one was delighted to find a potato bug, to which the older one responded, "Look, he rolled himself into a ball." The 4-year-old then responded with confidence, "Yeah, potato bugs have balls, don't they."
The boys couldn't understand why I started laughing as I continued to pull weeds.
As long as I am telling one story, I might as well add a couple more...
A couple of weeks ago, we had some friends over and I was giving them directions to the restroom. We have a small black foot-stool in the bathroom for the children (actually, mostly for the youngest child) to use at the sink. It frequently gets left out in front of the sink and is easy to run into when entering the bathroom. So, following my announcement, Hidden added, "Watch out for the little black stool."
My first inclination was honestly that he was saying that our young child had an accident in the bathroom and that people should watch out for it so as not to step in the mess. I quickly figured out what he really meant, and started laughing at my brain's interpretation. What made it even funnier is that it took Hidden forever to figure out why I found it to be so funny! Meanwhile, our guests were wondering what made me laugh so hard, and I did not feel it appropriate to share the joke while they were eating lunch.
Last month we met an out-of-town MoHo friend for dinner at a restaurant. I have no idea how the conversation wandered where it did, but we decided that our October MoHo party--which would fall on Halloween based on our current schedule--should be a costume party!
Anyway, our friend told us that one year for Halloween he dressed up as Dolly Parton, and that shaving his legs was a pain in the butt.
With his quick wit, Scott responded, "If it was a pain in the butt, you must have been shaving the wrong place." I didn't think any of us were going to stop laughing after that one. Luckily, no one choked on dinner. But I'm afraid that our laughing did make quite the scene!
Don't you wish you could be a fly on the wall in our house?