Sunday, May 31, 2009

another reason I need you

Dear Brian,

Holy Cow! Do I ever need you?!

Two terms that came up this evening:

penis boogers
wiener mustache

I am not even kidding. Apparently both are complications of muck on the private parts of males. The former is something that can happen just about any day. The latter is something that happens as a phenomenon of playing and sliding around in the mud.


And I learned of BOTH these complications at dinner tonight. It seems they were both discovered as the boys avoided eating their corn.

And while I feel ever more educated, honestly, I could do without this knowledge or conversation. I know you would answer and handle the topics with just the right amount of rudeness and ridicule dignity and grace as you handled everything. I just want to know what they are talking about. And then I want them to wash their hands.

I miss you, Brian. I love you.



  1. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Wow.....who knew there was such a thing

  2. Sweet Fancy Moses. I could have gone my whole life not knowing that...and had until you just educated me. I am not sure I want to know anymore about either of them... although the timing on the subject corresponding with the corn avoidance is very suspicious..hoping it was a avoidance story and there is no such thing as a penis booger.

  3. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    OMG...I am literally laughing out loud!!! And then I realized I have a gross, dirty, booger-eating, private scratching/arranging, ALL boy myself....ARGGGGG!!! I will gently remind you that when Gavin and Grant come to you with a smirk on their faces and ask you to smell their fingers....DO NOT DO IT!!! We have that lil' gem happen at our house very often : )

    LOVE YOU!!!

  4. I have never heard of this! I bet my son has, though. My kids teach me new stuff EVERY day!

  5. I don't know if it works for things like that, but I find Urban Dictionary to be very handy when my teens use terms I don't understand. Most of which I wish I had never looked up either!

  6. Eeek! I certainly learned something new tonight, Angie!

  7. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Oh my gosh....I just laughed out loud. I can only imagine the things that Jake will talk about someday. I read your entry to Brad....he is unaware of those "terms." How funny.

    I think of you daily and pray for you often Angie.


  8. AnonymousMay 31, 2009

    Was it corn on the cob? Just trying to imagine what prompted their lively discussion. :)

  9. You made me laugh so hard this morning.

  10. Three daughters later, I had no idea about this. Now I want to wash my hands, too. LOL!


  11. I am just going to file this away in my mind under the "boys will be boys" category and hope that my son and my daughter never have this conversation at the dinner table.

  12. Good prep for my boys... thanks! They are 3 and 9 months, so neither subject has come up yet... but give it time!

  13. You just made me laugh so hard!!!

  14. AnonymousJune 02, 2009

    This is HILARIOUS!! Oh my must tell all of us how you handled this one!!
    Keep up the good work!!

  15. At least it was dinner at home and not in a restaurant! My son is 15 and I've never heard these terms before.

  16. AnonymousJune 02, 2009

    OMG.Two boys here and I've NEVER heard of these. LOL! But, rest assured, if these WERE to come up, *I'd* get the questions, not the hubby. I don't know why, but I do. So now I know to watch out for those terms...they're a'comin'. ;)

  17. i don't care how much they wash their hands. i never want to touch a boy again. boys are gross.

  18. Oh my. Oh my! My boys are obsessed with this subject right now too. Driving me insane. I just don't get it. Not. at. all.