Thursday, January 14, 2010

Conversation of the Week

You know how different families have different ways of saying the same thing? For example, when I married into Aaron's family, I learned that it is not appropriate to say, "I have to pee!" It is preferable in the Heber family to either 1) not mention anything about the reason you are crossing your legs and jumping up and down or 2) if something must be said, the polite thing to say is, "I have to wet." Different strokes for different folks. Well, I learned today that I may need to improve my children's vocabulary about yet another bodily function. I just happened to be in the room when the following conversation took place between Carson and a family friend:

Friend: I have to have a big bowel movement.

Carson: What?

Friend: You know. One of those long brown things.

Carson: What? I don't know what that is!

(I decided to interject)

Me: Carson, he's talking about a #2.

Carson: Oh . . . you mean you have to poop?

Friend: No. I have to have a bowel movement.

(It was all I could do not to burst into peals of laughter!)


Memzy said...

Better yet, my parents used to say BM.

Kyla said...

I AM DIEING!!! SO funny!!!! Kids are so cute!

BushlingX7 said...

Oh so Funny! My family is so in need of a proper bathroom talk. One of my friends asked me if that is all we talk about is bathroom talk. I laughed until I noticed that we do talk about bathroom things and bodily functions alot.

homegirl said...

I think my kids would fit in at your house! :)

The Heaton's said...

Oh My Goodness! That is so funny! Even with girls around here we don't use the "proper" terminology. I'm sure my kids would have reacted just as Carson did! I'm still laughing!!! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall:)!

Kristin said...

My nursing home training used the word "episode" case you're looking for new terminology.

Stina said...

Wow! That's pretty awesome!