Overheard: Mom Are You Going To Blog This?

05.10.09


Mothers Day was wonderful. Although my Mom is in New York and sent me this as her iPhone Picture of the Day:

naked cowboy iphone picture

My husband, the kids and I had a fun day of breakfast in bed, Playstation and rollercoasters. Yes, I’m beat. I did make everyone dinner and as we sat at the table the following unfolded.

HUSBAND: You know Jane, one day we’ll be celebrating you on Mother’s Day

JANE: Why would you celebrate me?

HUSBAND: Because you’ll be a Mom one day too.

JANE: What if I never have kids?

ALEXANDER: Then I guess you’ll be a Dirty Tramp.

Hunh? [insert sound of record player scratching here] Jane looked at me and my husband quizzically and then we looked at each other. My husband said to Alexander, “what is a Dirty Tramp?”

“I dunno.” Alexander replied.

And there were gales of laughter. Because at seven he has absolutely no clue what it means, why we were amused or how it was inappropriate. We can only surmise that it’s a comic book or cartoon phrase he regurgitated.

Before you start in with the “you missed the moment, you’re bad parents, you shouldn’t have laughed” spiel. I’d like to tell you something. We know we failed. We’re okay with that.

Jane said to me, “Mommy are you going to blog this?”

You bet your sweet cheeks I am.

 

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11 responses to “Overheard: Mom Are You Going To Blog This?”

  1. MudslideMama says:

    Happy Mother’s Day. At brunch, out in a restaurant, my charming tweeny daughter asked (she is not a soft spoken child) “Mom! What IS a testicle?” Because some things you just need to know right away.

    Love your mom’s photo today.

  2. I started blogging only late last year. My children are older…6, 10, and 13. I constantly run up against “should I blog this or will kid, preteen, or teen be embarassed.” It would be much easier for me if I was blogging about little kids and babies. I love the whole blogging experience, but I have had to make efforts to blog in a positive way about my children. Bleh…for kids who can read and for teens who read mommy’s blog!

  3. Jen says:

    Ha! We were just in New York and saw that very same nearly nekkid cowboy in Times Square…

    :)

    Jen

  4. I’m a dirty tramp, because I love looking at the naked cowboy stroll around. Could your Mom, I don’t know, stalk him for a few days with her camera???

  5. Preston says:

    Out of the mouth of babes… it was said innocently and I personally believe it’s not better to make a BIG deal over things like this. Plus better said at the dinner table with family then say at a restaurant or to a group of your friends. :) Hope your Mother’s Day was wonderful.

  6. Briana says:

    I would have laughed too! How you could you NOT unless you were a totally prude! ;)

    The Cowboy in his skeevies is funny too! He’s H-O-T! (Wasn’t it kind of cold in NYC yesterday for no clothes? )

  7. amyz5 says:

    mom are you going to blog this is just a given in my house at this point.

    naked cowboy is always good for a laugh http://tinyurl.com/5s8uyb

  8. traci says:

    My version of parental fail involves decapitating kittens and explosives. Calling your sister a dirty tramp is just history in the making.

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