Oh, the crazy things kids say…
We were watching “Fear Factor” this evening and Bradley was ready for bed in his pajamas, which I guess consisted of shorts and no shirt tonight. He comes up to me with an embarrassed grin and asks, “Mom, what are these called?” pointing to his nipple.
Where the hell did this come from all of a sudden?!
Maybe because there was a swimming part on “Fear Factor” with guys and big muscles. That’s what I’m guessing anyway.
I am so unprepared but I answer anyway. “It is called a nipple.”
He giggles and covers his mouth like he is going to tell me a secret and asks, “What are they for?”
I’m alarmed. Caught off guard. I’m not really sure what to say. I am very unprepared. And I also just want to laugh my ass off, but I don’t.
So I tell him, “They don’t do anything.” At least his don’t anyway, I think to myself and just keep the laughter in my head.
“Do they help you get muscles?” he asks with a large smile, like he knows the truth and I am not telling him or something. “They make muscles, don’t they, Mom?”
Oh. I just can’t help but laugh a little.
“No. But if you exercise, eat healthy foods, and drink your milk you get muscles there.”
Oh! The things kids say…
What kind of crazy questions have your kids asked that caught you off guard? And how did you answer? I bet there are some funny stories.