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Friday, October 2, 2009

Krazy Konversations

Recruit 5 and I were driving around today, just the two of us. We had taken Scratch, our black lab to get his stitches out. He had 7 Lumps removed and had five major incisions. He is all healed, but I thought I should give you the background that prompted the following discussion.

Recruit 5: "Mom, have you had a surgery?"

Kelli: "Yes about two years ago."

Recruit 5: "Oh, what kind of surgery?"

Kelli: "I had a hysterectomy."

*I have always thought it important to be honest, use proper anatomical names and try and give only as much info as they ask. It's caused a few embarrassing moments in the past. However, I believe in answering all their questions, even though I know the word uterus will come out of his mouth at the most embarrassing possible moment sometime in the future.

Recruit 5: "What is a hysterectomy?"

Kelli: "Well I had to have my uterus taken out."

Recruit 5: "What's a uterus?"

Kelli: {crap} "It's where babies grow before they are born. It keeps them safe and warm until they are ready to come out."

Recruit 5: "Oh, your stomach?"

Kelli: "No, it's right below your stomach, but mine is gone now. I didn't need it anymore. It looks like it's the mom's belly when she gets big as the baby gets bigger, but it's really her uterus getting bigger with the baby."

Recruit 5: "What's 4 + 2?"

Kelli: {oh thank goodness, we're moving on} "Six"

Recruit 5: "aha. 4 boys and 2 girls. 6 kids. No wonder."

They just keep getting smarter.


What follows on these posts is true to the best of my knowledge, except what isn't. I only change names to protect the innocent and not so innocent.