Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Deary me!

Half a day down, and all of eight hundred words written for NaNo Write. I could almost be pleased as it’s the most I’ve written in months, and yet, here I am writing a post instead.

But then, I’ve got something to tell you – which I probably shouldn’t share – but it gave me such a shock, I have to!

You remember the nick-name we gave our son P? Nero – because like the Emperor, he fiddles. Well he’s moved on to greater heights, or maybe we just hadn’t noticed before how big a problem this is (pun intended), but to the point. This morning I walked through the lounge and witnessed a scene I imagine was years away!

Do I have to spell it out? Let’s just say I didn’t realise boys of his age could get quite as… much wood ((?!) phrase pinched from Doug, who’s familiar with these things ;o)), and where did he learn all the actions? Is it instinctual? Either way, my eyes popped and I shouted his name in a very high pitched tone, before shrieking a lecture about doing such things on my sofa!

Of course his brother ran into the room and began laughing hysterically when he realised what had been going on, “That’s DISGUSTING!” he told P.

But then I panicked, worrying that I may instil some weird hang-up that could affect him for life – so I felt the need to tell him it isn’t disgusting. Just inappropriate on my sofa, in my lounge, WHERE HIS MOTHER MAY SEE HIM!

Gosh, I’ve gone red just writing about it! What am I going to do with that boy? Still, as my b-friend pointed out the other day, at least he isn’t maiming small furry creatures. Yet. Got to find the bright side, eh?!


Blogger Me Over Here said...

Oh wow, seriously had a great little laugh about this. Not, of course, at your uncomfortable feelings, but it was a great story!

This is why I'm scared to have a son. I don't know HOW to deal with things...of...that...nature.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 5:00:00 pm  
Blogger Daisy Mae said...

No, on your sofa???!!!! well, boys will be boys. And then they grow up and are still...boys. It certainly doesn't change, only the price of the toys change.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 6:50:00 pm  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Have you tried the usual cautions? Hair on the palm of the hand, going blind, getting warts, etc.? If none of those works, simply say: "Enjoy."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005 1:40:00 am  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

No, he's only maiming his own little furry (well, not yet) creature.

Tell him there's nothing wrong with it, but he should do it in private. Then buy the poor kid some lube before he covers himself in friction burns.

Thursday, November 03, 2005 6:35:00 am  

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