Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Funniest Thing I Heard All Day...

...came from the lips of my firstborn at supper tonight.

My parents were telling us about the memorial service they attended today (and provided music for--my mother played the piano, and my dad the trumpet--you didn't know he plays the trumpet?--well, neither did almost everyone in attendance at the service--but now they know, and so do you!).  The service was for a wonderful, dear lady, and I remember her with much fondness, and I could write a whole post about that... 

However, to stick to the point, I was asking Dad what kind of cancer Ellen had--specifically, where it started.  He answered that it started in her ovaries.

"What's an ovary?" Josiah wondered aloud.

I responded off-handedly, as if this wasn't a Sensitive Subject.  "The place where a woman's eggs are stored."

His reply was immediate and sarcastic.  "Oh, great!"  Then he continued, "Please don't talk about that.  Especially in front of David and everybody else.  I don't really like the subject."

I nearly cracked up then and there, but I tried to respect his dignity and not give full release to my merriment.  Now that he's in bed, however, I can laugh all I want.    ;-)

That boy!  How I love him!

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

LOL ohh my goodness that is a riot!!

Beth said...

"I don't really like the subject." Hahahaha! That is so great!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am glad he didn't ask more about the storage area.

Valerie said...

You showed far more restraint than I would have. I'm pretty sure I would have been in tears from laughing so hard. :)

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh man! Kids are so hilarious. And they are at their funniest when they're dead serious themselves. That's just brilliant! x

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness soooo CUTE!!! Never a dull moment! :D

Mike and Katie said...

That is so funny! Even though we tried to be very open and comfortable about reproduction, our boys still thought it was icky and uncomfortable for a long time. We got a CD called Lyrical Science about human anantomy and they always wanted to skip passed the very tasteful song about the reproductive system.

Sarah-Anne said...

Hahahahaha.
That's all. :)
Sarah-Anne
P.S. The reason I think it'll SO funny is because I just did an, ahem, in depth study of both women and men's repro system. Tell Josiah I didn't really care for it either. :)