The Penis Chronicles presents “Oh, those conversations…”
At some point in time when talking to a child I think most, if not all, of us have asked a question and received a response that was not at all what we were expecting.
Son: Mom it’s so sad for my friend A.
Me: Why? Is it because she had a nose bleed?
Son: Yes, it hurt.
Me: No honey it didn’t hurt. It was just a nose bleed.
Son: No it hurt, she must have bonked it.
Me: No, she didn’t bonk it. She just had a nose bleed.
Son: Cause why mom?
Me: She picked her nose.
Me: I don’t know. Why do you pick your nose?
Son: To eat it. (Stated plain, simple, and matter of fact!)
Me: (There are no words.)
January’s theme is contrast. A google search defines contrast in verb format as “differ strikingly” (Retrieved July 7, 2018) and all I can say is this conversation produced strikingly different responses then I expected!
By Shari Marshall – 2019
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