June 9, 2008

Crumb Snatcher #1 Speak

"Mom, what does gay mean?"
"I think it means very happy. What do you think it means?"
"Welllll, I think it has two meanings"
Big Shooter and I exchange glances and I ask the obvious, "Really? And what are the two meanings?'
"The first means happy. And the second...welll..." He is noticeably very uncomfortable.
"Go ahead Honey. What is the second one?"
After a few seconds he says, "It's like 3 or 4 s-words (shut-up) at the same time... If you say it, you better be ready for that person to be really, really mad at you."
"And how do you know the difference?"
"Well, they are spelled differently. The good, happy one is g-a-y. And the mean, cuss one is g-e-y."
His dad praised him by saying, "I know that was uncomfortable for you, but you made the right decision to tell us what you'd learned from others. We really appreciate your honesty." #1 basked under the praise and nodded a father/son understood salute towards Daddy.
I did not/dared not make direct eye contact with Big Shooter for the rest of the ride.
After receiving a sideways Momma look for a seriously silly comment Boy Child matter-of-factly stated, "I do have lots of common sense Mom...I just choose to ignore it."

Love Note to Big Shooter: I am so glad you are such a gay addition to this family.

Update on Big Shooter: We went to the GI today. He took some blood, gave him a prescription and as usual, we'll have to wait and see what the results say...

Update on Crumb #2: She also saw the doctor today. Her bones are perfectly aligned and healing nicely. She was very disappointed to find out she has to wear the bigger cast though for at least two more weeks. We reminded her it was her sympathy card and bought her some ice cream. She feels better now.


Sheila said...

hee hee hee hee hee...
still getting some chuckles outta that one.
toodles, Sheila

Leslie said...

LOL - I will have to be careful to not use the "gey" one and stick with the "gay" one. Love it!

Soliloquy said...

I had a friend and a neighbor BOTH named Gay...

That was tricky....

But WONDERFUL way to cover..... sometimes kids aren't looking for as much information as we assume they are.