Everyone is sick at my house. Chest colds, runny noses, stomach bugs; you name it, we've got it. We are an equal opportunity house under quarantine..I'm banking on a miracle ala Lysol, six boxes of tissues, some Pepto and a bottle NyQuil that we will all be well enough by Monday..Hmmm
My story today is not about the unwell, though. No, I'd like to instead share with you a conversation that went on with my middle and youngest child this afternoon while watching "How Do They Do It?" on the Science channel. Yes, we're those people. On a Saturday. Laid out with our blankets, Kleenex, hot drinks and the remote. Who has the energy to do anything else?
The episode on T.V. included a segment on how Caviar is made. In case you aren't well-versed in the production of fancy-eatin' fish eggs, I'll fill you in. The female Sturgeon are physically grabbed, sliced, squeezed of their eggs and placed back in the water..It's as ugly as it sounds. While watching this intriguing television show, THIS is the conversation that ensued -
The Youngest: "That's really gross how they cut her belly. I bet it hurts a lot. I'm glad I'm not a girl."
The Middle Child: "That's how you were born, too..."
The Youngest: "Uggggghhhh! Mom!!!! Is that true? They cut your belly? Did it hurt? Did they have to glue you back together?"
Me: "Do we really have to talk about this now?"
The Middle Child: "Of course it's true and they don't use glue..they use staples...Right, Mom?"
Me: "Yes, that's true.. and yes it IS painful, but you get over it, and.."
The Youngest "MOM!!!!! That's so disgusting!"
The Youngest: "I've been using that stapler for years!!!"
Uh huh. That's my world, friends. All wrapped up like a cute little cough drop.
Dang educational T.V.
I guess if anything, I should be grateful that this was as far as the conversation went. (Guitar making was the next segment of the show..)
I'm also quite thankful that the youngest, very-curious child was born via C-section..
Happy Saturday :)