Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Anatomically Correct...or playing "I Spy" with a 4-year-old

Last weekend, my mom took The Kids to an art fair and they passed a booth where a man was selling busts of women that hung on the wall. (Note: when I say "busts of women" I want to point out that the head and shoulders were included....AND they were statues, lest you think this was some sort of grisly display a'la "Saw 15" or something like that!) As they passed by, Deco starts saying, "NANI! LOOK! THAT MAN IS SELLING BOSOMS!! LOOK, LOOK! HE'S SELLING BOSOMS!"
A few days before that, we were all looking through the greenhouse at the Garden Center when Nani started playing "I Spy" with The Kids.
"I spy a flower that looks like a yellow trumpet!" she says. "I spy a lemon tree!"
Deco points at the statue of the *ahem* nekkid man sitting in the middle of the fountain.
"I spy his peni$!" he shouts joyfully.

I think he's going to be a doctor!


Flea said...


He doesn't necessarily need to be a doctor. He could be an optometrist.

Sherri said...

I don't even know if my boys know the right word for it..shame on me!!! I know them well enough to know that they would repeat it often just because it is a new word and has to do with that one part of their bodies that they are preoccupied with anyway, as most boys are. I remember asking my sister if it were normal that Patrick, who was around 2 or 3, kept messing with it. She told me not to worry because little boys discover it young and never get over it. Haha!!!