Wednesday, August 10, 2011

File this under : Story to tell at Griffin's future wife's baby shower someday

This is an effort to preserve a memory
of a conversation that I had with Griffin
the other day while we were out on a lunch date.
It was just the two of us when this conversation unfolded...

G: How do babies come out of mommies?
Me: Well, a mommy pushes them out of their delicate lady parts.
G: Does it hurt?
Me: Yes, it hurts really bad.
G: Is it grody?
Me: It is pretty grody but it's worth it to bring a baby into the world.
G: Well, when my wife is pushing out the baby, I'm just gonna say that I have to go to the bathroom! That way I won't have to see the cord or watch my wife hurt and stuff.
Me: You will have a very angry wife if you do that.
G: I'm sticking to this plan. I'll just walk into the hospital and find out where the bathroom is right away so I'll know where to run.

He has a bit to learn about the ladies.
It is my mission to raise a man
that will not run to the bathroom
as his wife gives birth.

Clearly, I have some work to do.


R Montalban said...

Ha, ha, ha,

I am impressed with the way he thinks

Linda D. said...

So glad you captured such a cute conversation! It's those little moments in life, and our little one's perspective on things that add flavor to our lives!

Stephanie Skinner said...

I think if we were to poll our husbands and most of the men in America/ the world, they would support your son's "Excuse me, I gotta go to the restroom" movement... Seriously, this a wonderful gem of dialogue. Kids rule and rule hard!! :)

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

So THAT'S why my husband suddenly developed a bladder problem when it was time for me to push ... ;)

Heather said...

That's an awesome story! And, I'm sure you will be able to get him to manhood by the time his wife has to push a baby out of her delicate lady parts. lol

Sky @ Capital B said...

Funny funny! I seriously need to record more of the specific things my kids say!

vanilla said...

Poor Griffin, he was born seventy years too late. I was not allowed in the delivery room when my kids were born! Tra la.

Sue said...

He was just born in the wrong place and time! Not all that long ago, he could have had it HIS way.

Isn't it funny how childbirth traditions have changed through the years?


Andrea said...

I think it is especially sweet that part of his exit has to do with not wanting to see his wife hurt. What a special lunch date!

Linda D. said...

Oh yes... I remember an old "I Love Lucy" episode when Little Ricky was Born. Ricky was not allowed to leave the admissions area and had to wait in a father's waiting room! My how times have changed... except for when you're 6 years old!!!!

MommaMindy said...

And why is that these conversations always happen in public? I was in a public bathroom when my daughter asked me similar questions. There were definatley snickers and snorts all around me.

I love how your son was SO decisive about what he was going to do during labor...