Friday, May 26, 2006

Weird conversations, Tome 2

Boy1 must be going through some developmental stage, as they do from time to time, or even all the time. Anyway, this one must have something to do with gender stuff.

A few times in the past week, Boy1 has tried to cop a feel of my breasts. In his own 5 1/2 year old oh-so-subtle (not) way. The first couple of times, I just let it pass.

But a few nights ago I didn't. It was bedtime, he was standing on his bed and I gave him a hug. During said hug, he placed one of his hands right on my one of my breasts. I pushed his hand away (gently) and said, "Sweetie, you can't touch my breasts."

Boy1 said nothing.

I continued. "See, breasts are private parts." I put my hands over my chest. "These are private parts." I put my hands over my crotch. "And these are private parts. Just like your penis and testicles are your private parts. And we don't touch other people's private parts."

Boy1 said nothing and looked pensive.

Then he said,"Ok Mama. But, man, you girls are so lucky. You have lots more private parts than we do."

Sounded like something Joey might have said.

11 comments:

Legal Alien said...

Tell Boy1 he will spend a lifetime adjusting to the unfairness of it all.

On the other hand, as Steve Martin pointed out, men would never get anything done if they had their own breasts to play with.

beth said...

I think I need to see if that t-shirt comes in French! Sounds like you handled that situation well - how did you handle it and not laugh? Being he's so young, it's pretty funny - not so funny had he been 14!

beth said...

Nicole - see your email for a similiar story.

Lorraine said...

Now you need to teach him to say, "How you doin'?"

Eric said...

Darn you Pat, You stole my line. It was from LA Story.
Hi Nicole :)

christi said...

too funny...have fun with my parents!! leave me out of your princess talks...

Grish said...

Oh wow. You handled that pretty well. You can tell him I agree though, it is unfair.

Tom said...

sounds like boy1 is progressing just fine.

charlie said...

Somebody should advise your son, I suggest, about whose private parts are, for all sorts of reasons, high maintenance and whose aren't. I suggest that husband takes this on board.

julie said...

You know the song with the chorus that goes "everyone needs a bosom for a pillow", I think its true. Haven't commented in a long time but have read them all and miss you each time.
Love,
Julie

Diane S. said...

This is priceless.

And when he's 13, you'll need to teach him that we don't carry on conversations with other people's private parts either. *grin*