Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Conversation with a Five Year Old


My daughter, Emma, has a birthday coming up and is very excited. My kids have so many toys, that we usually ask family to try and get them something they need - like clothes or shoes. Yesterday when Emma's grandma, my mother-in-law, asked her what she wants for her birthday, this is how it went down:

Grandma: So is there anything you need for your birthday?

Emma: I don't know, maybe a Jasmine doll.

Grandma: How about some new underwear?

Emma: Oh, yeah!

Grandma: Would you like some new "big girl" underwear?

Emma: (Hesitation) Does that mean the underwear that goes up your butt?

Everyone apparantly thought this was hilarious except me. My husband practically fell out of his chair laughing as he re-told the story to me. Yeah, I wasn't there, thank God. If it were my mom having the conversation with my daughter, it probably would've been funny, but it wasn't. I really like my mother-in-law, but we don't talk about these sorts of things. I'm married to HER son for crying out loud. I was mortified. I felt like a dunce. Note to self, kick the kids out of my room (ha!) while changing and wearing a thong! Don't we mom's deserve no panty lines?


1 comment:

  1. wow! that's almost as good as the time sharon was pushing MR around in the stroller in target and MR kept saying....repeatedly (loudly) "is that my daddy.....mommie, is THAT my daddy?"

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