Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Odds and Ends

Just some funny things overheard lately.

Elizabeth to a friend who had a baby last month:  Do you have a baby in your tummy?
Friend:  No, I don't.  Baby Audri was born a couple of weeks ago.
Elizabeth:  Oh, you must have a lot of extra skin.
Friend:  Yes, you could say that.
(Elizabeth knows all about post-baby extra skin from me...  Having twins stretched out my skin, and it was never quite the same after that.  She likes to poke that bulge from time to time and ask about it.  But my friend should not feel bad about herself.  She's looking AMAZING.)

The girls came up with a new game tonight called "Hidey Ho."  The "it" person calls out, "Hidey!" and the hiding ones call out in return, "Ho!"  As Ryan and I were doing the dishes tonight (since the dishwasher is currently needing some help and isn't running), we kept hearing the girls shout out to each other, "Ho!"  I apparently have a dirty mind, for it made me laugh.

Elizabeth was following the words in the Book of Mormon with her "pointer" finger.  You know, that long finger in the middle....


Annie:  Do you have a baby in your tummy?
Me:  No.
Annie:  You need to have a baby.
Me:  I have all the girls I need.
Annie:  You have a baby in your tummy!
Me:  No, sweetie.  I don't.
Annie:  Yes you do!
(I don't.  I just wanted to say that.)

Elizabeth:  Do doctors push on tummies?
Me:  No, the doctors don't often push on your stomach.
Elizabeth:  How does the baby come out?  Doesn't the doctor push the mom's tummy?
Me: No, your tummy muscles do that.
Elizabeth:  How?
Me:  Well, our bodies are pretty amazing.  They generally know when it's time for the baby to come out, and our brain and hormones tell the tummy to get hard and start pushing the baby down.
Elizabeth:  Oh.  Why do the tummy muscles get hard?
Me:  So the doctor doesn't have to push on my tummy and the baby.
Elizabeth:  So why do babies cry when the come out?  Why do doctors wear gloves?  Are you going to have another baby?
(We are a little stuck on babies right now.  Thanks a lot, Rachel, and Chantel, and Tara. ;) )


Annie and Family said...

You always make me laugh!

Annie and Family said...

You always make me laugh!

Rachel DeFreese said...

I tried making a comment last night. After twenty minutes I gave up. I hope this works!

Anyways, I have told the story of my 'extra skin' to several people and everyone that has heard, laughs. What a great story to tell. What would we do without Elizabeth?