Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's really appropriate?

Last week Alyssa came home and told me the following story. We have had some good laughs about it already and thought I'd share with you too.

Scene: We are in the car on our way to Gymnastics

Alyssa: Mommy, something bad happened at school today.

Me: Oh, what happened?

Alyssa: At recess we were playing soccer and one of the other boys kicked the ball really hard and hit another boy in the nuts.

Me: (a little surprised and quite amused at her using the term "nuts" since it's not one we've ever used at home) Oh dear. Did he cry?

Alyssa: Yes. He was really crying. Clay ran to get the playground teacher.

Me: Oh dear. Well, that was the right thing to do. That can really hurt. But, what are "nuts"?

Alyssa: That's the word for his "boy bits" or "privates". (wait a few beats....... and after some serious thought...) But I think it's not appropriate to say "boy bits" or "privates" at school, you just say "nuts."

(!!!) LOL

I simply had to laugh. Though I did correct her and say while "nuts" isn't a bad word, it's really more appropriate to say "privates" or "private parts" instead.

Not sure if it translates well to the written word, but let me tell you, her delivery was just TOO funny. She was so serious about the fact that it was more "appropriate" to say "nuts"!


Wendy said...

LOL! LOL!!! :-D

Had a similar experience with elementary-school aged Katie: one night at dinner, she dramatized (going into great detail) the story about a boy in her class. What happened, where he got hit, and how he yelled, "Aaaaahhhh! My wiener!"

John and I just about died laughing! So.funny.

Thanks for sharing this. LOL

Wendy said...

Hey -- what's the latest on the job front? Worried about you. Let me know.

mar said...

I had no idea you had this space, Heidi! *bookmarked*

J said...

omg Heidi- I had no idea you were writing somewhere! How did I not know? I'm so glad I found this. And hello, that exchange is hilarious. Can't wait to catch up on these entries!