Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Deep Conversations on the Way to School

Poor Mark drew the short stick this morning.

Mark takes Jude to school each morning on his way to work. Reportedly, these drives are pretty quiet which is unusual as Jude is quite the talker. But Mark just called me and shared an interesting conversation he had with Jude on the way to school this morning.

Jude: Daddy, are you pregnant?

Mark: Uh, no. Boys can't get pregnant (clearly disregarding those People magazine articles from late last year...). Only girls can.

Jude: Daddy, what's "pregnant"?

Mark: It's when a mommy has a baby in her tummy.

Jude: So is mommy pregnant?

Mark: (shivering from the mere thought of it) Uh, no. Once the baby comes out the mommy isn't pregnant anymore.

Jude: How does a mommy get pregnant?

Mark: (trying to avoid an accident while freaking out slightly) I will talk to you about that later buddy. OK?

Jude: OK. (pause) Is that because mommy is spying on us right now?

Mark: Uh, no.

Awkward silence.

Mark: Where did you hear about pregnant, Jude?

Jude: On a TV commercial. You can learn about everything on TV.

Mark begins to plan our new life as Amish.

1 comment:

dino said...

OMG!! MY BROTHERS BEEN TELLING THE TV IS FROM THE DEVIL!! MAYBE HE'S RIGHT....SHOULD WE VOW TO TURN IT OFF??