Monday, April 26, 2010

Doo Doo

The Bean and I were talking right before I tucked him into bed. Something I said triggered this response:

"Oh, that's like Karen who puts doo doo in her mouth."

Karen was the pretty little blonde girl in the Bean's pre-school who was rumored to have the attention of very boy in the class.

"What did you say she does?" I asked aghast.

“She puts doo doo in her mouth.”

So this is where it begins. Where the teasing and the name calling starts, I thought. I tried to conjure up the name of the troublemaker in the class who had started this rumor. Or maybe the startling truth is that the girl actually did put feces in her mouth. I bet she wouldn't be so popular after that. I need to investigate further.

“Who told you that?”

“I just know that she does. She puts his ears in her mouth.”


“Wait,” I said. “Who is Doo Doo?”

“He’s the thing that she sleeps with at night.  She puts his ears in her mouth.”

“Oh.  Of course she does.”


SciFi Dad said...

This is like how some people call pacifiers a "dummy". Leads to all kinds of misunderstandings.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I often feel like a detective after trying to decipher conversations with my kids.

SheSaid/HeSaid said...

The fact that you chose to ask more questions and not run with the information provided shows parental wisdom. I have witnessed a time when a parent didn't ask more questions and jumped into action, only to look a little foolish after the fact. Fortunately, it wasn't me - so I learned to ask "just one more question" the easy way. Way to go for keeping that conversation going!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

SciFi...I gotta imagine that the parents had little control over the name.

Andrea...Just call me Sherlock.

SheSaid/HeSaid...Thanks. But it wasn't trying to be a good parent as much as it was abject shock.

Your escalator operator said...

If he'd just said "doo doo's ears" instead of "doo doo," it would have been so much easier to, um, digest. Also, I still think this will come back to bite the young girl in question at an inopportune time in the fifth grade.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

bwahahahaha that is funny. Who names something doo doo though? heh!

A Vapid Blonde said...

Phew...I thought for a moment I might have to set this little girl up with my younger pup who really does put the doo doo in his mouth.

ZenMom said...


Careful communication is key at this age. ;)

James (SeattleDad) said...

They never leave you short of a laugh do they? Great stuff.

Vancetastic said...

"Doo doo ... gonna put it on you ... PUT IT ON YOU!"

"Stoooooooooop!" (waa haa haa)

Daddy Geek Boy said...

YEO...As any parent will attest, it's always a case of playing detective.

Shelle...I know, right?

AVP...When you say "younger pup" I hope you're actually talking about a dog.

Zen...It is, but communication skills are not a pre-schooler's strong suit.

James...It was truly hilarious.

Vance...Nice pull!