Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I just mentally tuned in as the kids were playing a video game and heard little kid saying what sounded like, "Eat my penis!" over and over again.

"WHAT IS GOING ON?! I can't even! Go sit on your bed, I cannot even believe--" I was floored. I could not even believe my (sometimes) sweet 6-year-old would dare say that.

He looked shocked and upset. Big Kid interrupted, "Mom, what are you talking about? What are you--? He didn't...?"

"I HEARD him. What he kept saying! 'Eat my...'" I couldn't believe Big Kid was taking up for him, and was about to send them both to their room.

"Peanuts? He's shooting peanuts at me--his character. It's a monkey."

I looked up at the screen. His character was indeed a monkey that threw peanuts. Shit. Shit shit shit.

"Oh. Carry on then."

They both stared at me.

"Sorry." I offered.

"What did you think he said?" Big Kid asked.

"I don't know. I didn't really hear. I could just tell it was aggressive..." I tried.

"Oh. I thought you thought he said 'penis'."

"Maybe you guys don't even need to play this game."

They both stared back at me, faces full of confusion and a bit of incredulity.

"Because of peanuts?" Big Kid asked.

"I don't like shooting. Are you going to play or talk about playing? You can go back to playing. Sorry I misheard. Don't be repeating things loudly or whatever."


Not my best work.


Renee said...

Oh my goodness....I've totally had moments like this! "Don't be repeating things loudly or whatever." Nice save. LOL.

Stacey said...

Good times! :)

Amanda G. said...

Hahaha, oh dear. Too funny. He totally called you out on it.

Nikki T. said...

I laughed so hard my eyes teared up. It so easy to misunderstand children when they are little.

My Uncle had the same misunderstanding happen to him once. He was preaching and used the Peanuts cartoon as an example during his sermon and his audience thought he kept saying penis.

Julie H said...

literally cracking up out loud haha. Too funny!!