11.05.2006

Oooops

A few months ago, Payton purchased (with his own money), a book of gross jokes. What more could a nine-year old boy want? I have to admit many of them are funny, and Payton has gotten hours of fun out of reading and telling those jokes. But, in the interest of my sanity, now I pretty much tune him out when he starts repeating them because we have heard them over and over and over and over.......

This afternoon, as I was reading e-mail, Payton came in and told me a joke: "Mom, what did the mommy bullet say to the daddy bullet?" Absent- mindedly and still reading my e-mail, I answered "Let's go make a bb." As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I realized what I had said. I glanced at Payton, hoping he hadn't noticed. No such luck. The perplexed look on his face said it all. "Make a bb? What does that mean?" Gulp! "Oh, I mean 'We're going to have a bb.'" I countered hastily. Still perplexed, Payton shrugged his shoulders and walked away.

Phew!! That was a close one!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad I'm not the only one with 9 year olds that still look perplexed when they hear that!!! Love it!!

C.C. said...

LOL too funny!!!!

Adam said...

So what was the actual punchline. Payton can email it to me.

Anonymous said...

Jen you better start listening more carefully. You are funny and Jeanne and I love it. Oh what is the last line? Don

Jen said...

For all you inquiring minds, the actual punchline was "We're going to have a bb." I won't forget that next time!

Quasimoto said...

Thanks for the answer

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love when moments like that happen? Ahh, the little moments of life that just make things oh so more interesting for people. Don't you think so Aunt Jen?

-jaycoc