Thursday, November 20, 2008

The questions we Moms are forced to answer


An actual conversation between me and Colin today:


Colin, gazing out the window of our van and noticing that there were some "bird spots" on it: "Mom, why do birds go potty all over everything?"


Me: "Well, I'm not really sure why they do, honey."


Colin: "But, they go potty everywhere. On our car, on our house, on our driveway, in our yard, at our church, on our--"


Me, interrupting--because, if I hadn't, he would have listed 207 things that birds go potty on--: "Yes, Col, they go potty all over. They don't go in a specific spot, they just go wherever they want to."


Colin, after thinking quietly for a moment: "Mom, how do birds wipe themselves with their teeeeeeeeeeeeny little arms?"


Me, giggling almost uncontrollably at the thought of birds with arms: "Well, Col, birds don't have arms, remember? They have wings, with feathers on them."


Colin, thinking about that for a moment, says: "Oh. Well, then, how do they wipe themselves with their teeeeeeeeeeeeeny little feathers, then?"


Me, through more giggles: "Well, Col, they don't really wipe themselves. They just go. That's it."


Colin, thinking again, replies: "Oh. Well.....that's gross."


And that was the end of the conversation.



9 comments:

MckMama said...

Hoo hoo, hah haaah! That was more than just a teeeeeeeny bit funny! Love it!

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Shelly said...

oooo--i agree-that IS gross!

Julie said...

OH MY WORD! I totally LOL IRL on that one!!

Puckey is looking at me a little suspiciously now, too. My poor kids - they think I'm a little weird. I wonder where on earth they would get that idea?

I mean, hypothetically I might be a little odd, but who isn't?

Kara said...

I am glad Colin asked this before Caden did so I can now have an answer for my little man!

Too Funny!

Kathy said...

So adorable! It is gross..it's like peeing everywhere you want to outside...um..like my boys!

You have a sweet little man there..

Nancy said...

You're right, Devin! That is WAAYY too funny! I love the stuff our boys come up with!!! :)
Nancy

Kirst said...

The hat is great. I love the indian feather hats too! So cute!

our family said...

Hey Devin-
I would love the directions for the girl pilgrim hats. My email is RachelLenda@comcast.net
Thanks
Rachel