Tuesday, September 23, 2008

in stitches

I think my son Ben may have been watching too many wildlife shows.

You would think the fact might have dawned on me when Ben chose to dress as David Attenborough for the fancy dress school disco. Every other boy was dressed in some sort of superhero outfit, while my son wore beige dress pants, a blue button-up shirt, and had his hair slicked over in a side-part. Nice.

I finally twigged that Ben's brain has been overtaken by documentaries when the following exchange took place:

Laura: Mum, have you ever had stitches?

Me: No, I don't think so

Ben: Yes you have, Mum. Remember? - you had stitches after giving birth to live young.

If that's not a statement to make a gal feel glamorous I don't know what is.

15 comments:

Heather said...

Hehehehehehehehehe!

That made me belly laugh!

Stomper Girl said...

Yes I laughed out loud too. Even though it made me remember my own stitches from birthing live youngs of my own.

Elaine said...

Oh, can hardly sstop laughing - I still remember my stitches after giving birth to three live young, and the youngest of the young is now a full grown adult (is that the right term, Ben?) of 42!

John Cowart said...

And someday some lucky girl will marry him!

meggie said...

After giving birth to live young.
Heh, I have been there & certainly done that ~thrice.
It was all worth it, Ben!!

fifi said...

oh, how funny! My Nicky said something very similar to me once along the lines of me not being an egg-laying mammal like an echidna!

This morning he came jogging with me and i stepped him through his birth moment. (he is doing sex education at school and he asked)
He didn't even say ew.

shellyC said...

Too funny. Still laughing and it really hurts!!! Having just has a charming abcess drained and packed and repacked!! yuk

Puss-in-Boots said...

Out of the mouths of babes...what a laugh. He's a bright boy, your Ben.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Yes, I would not have fared well in the wild... I too had many a stitch from birthing live young.
Subtle costume... did he wear a nametag?

Heidi said...

Oh, now that's good!

He sounds incredibly smart... how cool!!!

Isabelle said...

Very sweet. I'm sure D Attenborough would be very flattered.

In transit said...

Still giggling! Looks like I have something to look forward to....eek.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

giggle giggle.... got to love children!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I've never laughed so hard in all my life. Thanks for the chuckle...or maybe I should be thanking Ben :)

thisisme said...

Ouch, I hurt from laughing - thanks Ben!