Thalia-isms (#1 in perhaps an infinite series)

"Mommy, where are your booooooooobs?''

"They're right here. And they're called breasts."

"Daddy says booooooooobs."

"I know honey. But that's a silly word. Like a word we only say inside, when we're home. There are some words that are at home words, and some words that we say with everyone else. Breasts is the word you use with everyone else. And these are my breasts."

"But where are your boobs?"

"They're the same thing. Some words have two different names. Like...like kids are also called children."


"And cats are also called kitties. Boobs are also called breasts. Do you understand?"

"Yes! Like people are also...like people are also called...monkeys."

"Don't tell that to the Evangelicals."

"The what?"

"Never mind."


Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

C'mon! That moment was ripe for yet another lesson in synonyms.

5/31/08, 7:59 PM  
Blogger Assertagirl said...

At our house it'd be "titters" but basically the same idea.

5/31/08, 8:19 PM  
Blogger Kristen =) said...

Hi I am new to your blog....
I love this post very funny!

5/31/08, 10:00 PM  
Blogger Sunny said...

That is funny, cept I don't call them Evangelicals, I call them Baptist.

5/31/08, 11:45 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Only when they're acting up... and same with the people.

6/1/08, 1:12 AM  
Blogger Black Hockey Jesus said...


6/1/08, 4:22 AM  
Blogger Rock the Cradle said...

Heh heh,

With the Impling, it's

niiiiiiples! Endlessly fascinating.

No wonder there are so many Goddess images.

I'll think we'll stay away from words like "Evangelical" for a good long while as well! There are some things the little ones don't need to know about yet.


6/1/08, 8:21 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

OK...that is an amazingly funny and smart conversation...love it!!!

thanks for sharing!

6/1/08, 9:07 AM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...


6/1/08, 10:59 AM  

Yes honey, sometimes we call them Evangelicals, but mostly we call them close-minded religious fascists. You can use that in the house or out. Oh, and sometimes they're also called "boobs."

6/1/08, 11:24 AM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Laughing hard in TZ - where my colleague bragged to me just last week about being a Creationist... Can't wait to tell him the story!

6/1/08, 3:36 PM  
Blogger help4newmoms said...

Ahh.. Out of the mouths of babes. Wisdom beyond her years...

6/1/08, 4:08 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Hahaha! Clever.

I'll be in your neck of the woods next week, if you could give me some must-see suggestions that are KayTar-friendly, I'd be much obliged!

6/1/08, 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Ree said...

too funny. ;-)

6/1/08, 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

I am still waiting for my 3 year old to wonder why mama does not have a penis ...

funny stuff

6/2/08, 3:44 AM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

You are a mommyblogger and the boob talk never stops in this house.

6/2/08, 11:45 AM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Ha! That's great! My little "monkey" only knows breasts as "boobs." I should really work on that....

6/2/08, 4:11 PM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...


As my sister stepped out of the shower the other morning, her 5-year old son told her, "No more boobies, Mom!" and handed her a robe to put on.

Guess not all kids are curious about boobs after all.

6/2/08, 4:12 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Oh, I have this conversation ALL the time.

It seems that my daughter is taking after my husband's lingo as well. Whatev.

6/2/08, 8:33 PM  
Blogger Jozet at Halushki said...


6/2/08, 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a closed mined Evangelist we still refer to them as boobs...and I call my kid little monkeys all the time :/

6/2/08, 11:36 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...


Q was asking how I was feeding the baby, and I explained that he was getting milk from my breast. Somehow, that didn't stick and he insists that the milk comes from my "tummy." Close, I guess.

6/3/08, 3:17 AM  
Blogger KrisUnderwood said...

That's awesome.

6/4/08, 10:44 AM  
Anonymous amy jane said...

lol! So funny. What a cutie. :)

6/7/08, 5:02 PM  

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