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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Platypus Poop

Mammogram Funny #1

My friend offered to take me to my mammogram and ultra sound and watch my son today. On the way to pick me up, she picked up her kids from school first. Their family is a "medical family" if I can use that term. Her kids are rather well-versed and since we both agree to tell the truth to all of our kids, when Mark (age 9) was worried and asked why I was at the hospital, Kim told him I was having a mammogram. Mark wasn't sure what that was and asked. Sarah (age 7) piped up in pure humble Sarah-know-it-all style and said, "You know! It's the beaver with the beak"

"What?!" Kim asked.

"You know mommy, that beaver animal with the beak like a duck?"

"Sarah, that's a platypus not a mammogram!!" Kim laughed.

So when I post the update on my platypus, surely you'll know what I'm talking about!

(We figured out that Sarah was getting mammogram confused with mammal and a platypus is a mammal, therefore, I was having a platypus.)

Mammogram Funny #2

I was discussing the mammogram with Phil and Zane said, "What's a mammogram?"

I said, "An x-ray of mommy's breast."

(This is the child who was self weaned--we call it a "ninny")

"What's a breast?" asked Zane.

Phil and I answered in stereo, I said, "ninny" he said, "boob."

Zane yelled, "Yuuuuuccccck," and made the most horrible face. I really couldn't figure out the distortion of his face. He has never thought that a breast was something gross and I'm pondering this when he says, "Mommy, WHY would they want to x-ray your poop?"

God certainly does know that laughter is indeed the best medicine! What a great God to bring me out of my self absorption with a day I'll never forget. The platypus poop day. ;)


Anonymous said...

Still praying!

Anonymous said...

Children bring great joy.
Remember, you are a child of God and He loves you. You bring God great joy. Praying for you.