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On penises, and the hating thereof - Not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be
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On penises, and the hating thereof
Assorted things I've heard since I've been in Oklahoma:

  1. "Why is there a brownie in the clothes hamper?" "I dunno."

  2. "Are you crying because the computer program won't work?" "No, it's probably because I got mad and kicked him."

  3. "Why are you suddenly naked?" "I dunno."

  4. "Tasha, do you mind pee and penises? Because I don't."


I wasn't going to blog about that last one, but thefirethorn insisted. The kids sometimes come across as a wee bit obsessed with their genitals, though nothing tops the first day, with the foreskin-puppet and the question above. We were trekking through the wilderness, heading to a hidden duck pond, and the 6-year-old had to pee, so Thorn said he could do it in the trees, and that it was okay to pee outdoors if no one was around who minded. After peeing, he asked me that question in all earnestness, in the exact same tone he used five minutes later to ask whether I liked peanut butter. Problem was that I laughed at the first question and said "No one's ever asked me that before." So when the 6-year-old did his penis puppetry at me that night, the 8-year-old said, also in all seriousness, "You have to stop, because Tasha said she HATES penises."

Right now, both kids are in the living room, singing a song to "Old McDonald" that goes like this, with them alternating lines:

"Old McDonald had a sucks, EIEIO."
"And on his farm he had a poop, EIEIO."
"With a poop poop sucks…"
"With a poop poop poop…"

I'm-a feelin': crazy crazy

5 people still haven't weakened / Isn't it a great life?
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muckefuck From: muckefuck Date: March 18th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a wee bit uncomfortable that I know from firsthand observation that all of my nephews are uncircumcised. I mean, it's great that they're being raised without some of the crazy Catholic hangups about nudity that were instilled in us, but I still think it's useful to have Places Not To Be Naked and that the middle of the TV room where adults are trying to watch a movie after dinner is one of them.
rollick From: rollick Date: March 18th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, one of these days I'm going to have to ask my mom if I also went through a spontaneous-nudity phase. I've seen it hit a lot of little boys, but I have no experience with it with little girls.
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chris_warrior From: chris_warrior Date: March 18th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
So when the 6-year-old did his penis puppetry at me that night, the 8-year-old said, also in all seriousness, "You have to stop, because Tasha said she HATES penises."

wow. hilarious, but probably slightly uncomfortable.
rollick From: rollick Date: March 18th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
YUUUUUUP
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