Friday, November 09, 2007

My Pedicure

My son continues to amuse me daily. He loves to go swimming at the community center, and we try to take him at least once a week. Early this week, he was constantly asking me if we could go swimming.

I told him that I couldn’t go swimming, but maybe daddy would take him swimming when he got home. Eli was annoyed, and kept asking why I couldn’t go swimming. Exasperated, I said, “Because I’m on my period, and I don’t like to go swimming when I’m on my period.” He paused and just said, “Oh. Okay.”

He didn’t mention it again for the rest of the afternoon. Fast forward three hours later to when Eric got home from work. Eli runs up to him and says, “Daddy, will you take me swimming tonight? Mama says she can’t go because she’s on her pedicure.”

Eric came to me looking very confused. As soon as I was able to stop laughing and catch my breath, I explained my ‘pedicure’ situation.

Eli seemed very confused about why his parents were doubled over with laughter.


Desert Songbird said...

Bwahahaha! At least you didn't say "on the rag!"

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Unknown said...

...riding the cotton pony

Donna. W said...

This reminds me of the time when my daughter was about 3 and I took her in the stall with me in the very crowded rest room at the state fair. Being an observant child, she noticed something as I sat squatted over the "throne". At the top of her lungs, she announced, "Mommy, you're on your period!"

Gee, that's just what I wanted everybody at the fair to know. I heard some stifled giggles coming from other stalls.

That's what I get for enlightening my kids at such a young age.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Oh, that's too funny. Being a mommy is the greatest source of blog material there is! *LOL*

You can't make this stuff up!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Oh my gosh I spit coffee out when I read that. Kids say the funniest things. Thank god for those moments. :)

E said...

To get a pedicure, of course!
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