The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Dinner Convo

Punk: Is Princess (one of Anglins' three horses) a girl?
Me: Yes.
Punk: She doesn't have a penis.
Me: Nope.
Punk: But Rex and Magic (the other two horses) do.
Me: Yep.
Punk: 'Cause they're boys.
Me: Uh-huh.
Punk: Rex has a penis and a hole.
Me: A hole for his poopies.
Punk: Yeah, and a penis for his pee-pees. Mom, girls don't have PEE-nisses. (He cocks his head) What do they have?
Me: (while numerous suggestions cross my mind--vagina, no...vulva, no...) Uuuuuuhhhh...
Aaron: A urethra.
Punk: A YURR-EEE-TRA!!!??!!!
Us: (hiding our laughter) Uh-huh.
Punk: Boys have penisses and girls have urethras. Is that kinda funny?
Us: (no longer able to hide our laughter) Uh-huh.
Punk: Is that kinda weird?
Me: No, not weird. That's how God made us--boys and girls, penisses and urethras.
Punk: Pea and Mommy are girls so you have urethras. Daddy and me are boys and WE have PEE-nisses! And that's a 'dult (pointing to a woman's picture/magnet on the fridge).
Me: (giggling) She's a WHAT? Oh, an adult. Yes, she's an adult.
Punk: She has a urethra. Mom, look at this!

He stuffs his dirty sock in his mouth and the rest of us get on with eating our Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Peas.

Parenthetically, I feel compelled to point out at this point that I actually made the Mac-N-Chee from actual macaroni and real cheese. I even grated the cheese in the food processor--it was that real. And mixed it all up. And baked it. Well, A baked it. Between hand-washing all the dishes (the apartment doesn't have a dishwasher) and ironing his shirts. He's the most adorable Mr. Mom I've ever met!

Furthermore, I must tell you that in spell-checking this post (yes, I did. No, I don't know why), I discovered that the true plural of "urethra" is actually "urethrae" which I'm considering as my new nickname. "My name is Rachel, but my friends call me Ureth-Rae." Has a certain ring to it.


Tarah said...

I am so gald to know we tell the kids "uretha". I have been saying front bottom too long. Thanks Aaron! Time to inform. Wait till the horses have "fun" and more questions come out!!!!! hee hee

You will always be my Ureth-rae!!!

Anonymous said...


You are too funny for a mommy of two little tiny children living in a temporary environment dealing with a third world country adoption situation as snow flakes float down and a biology lesson is given to a child with a sock in his mouth!!! HOW MUCH CHOCOLATE HAVE YOU EATEN TODAY??!!!

Love, Denise

Brandi said...

Um, you are hilarious! I would like to say that I'm VERY glad that you don't have google adsense which scans your blogs for "key words" and chooses ads based on them!!!


alice said...

This was refreshingly hysterical.

From Five to Eight said...

Oh my gosh you are so funny!
We had several donkeys at one time...I won't even go into all that was learned through that experience! :) Ain't farm life great!

jaz said...

Um... Yes, I have talked about sexual abstinence with more than 30,000 teenagers, but NO! I'm so not calling you Ureth-RAE! ;0) But I AM coming to your house for dinner. Your made-from-scratch mac and cheese sounds very, very yummy!
Jamie Z. :0)

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