August 06, 2005

They're Both... Round???

Son#4’s Mom asked to have my three boys spend the night last night. As we were on our way to drop the boys off, Bones said to me, “Mom, do people ever go to sleep with scallops over their eyes?”

Wha??? And thus yet another amazingly bizarre conversation was begun… always as a surprise.

Me: Scallops? You mean… like… fish? Do people go to sleep with fish over their eyes?

Bones: No… not fish.

Son#1 very quietly in the background as he’s reading: Cucumbers. I think he means cucumbers.

Bones: Not fish. They have lots of seeds in them and are round.

Me, silent, afraid if I open my mouth I might laugh.

My better half: No. You don’t sleep with cucumbers on your eyes unless you’re going to spa day.

Bones: Do you do spa day, Mom?

Me: Nope and the times I have, I didn’t do the whole ‘cucumber on the eye thing’.

Bones: So… when these people go to spa day and have cucumbers on their eyes, do they get seeds stuck in their eyes?

Much conversation ensued amongst the boys about cucumber seeds in eyes, and ‘what do you think would hurt worse… to have a cucumber seed stuck in your eye or…?’.

I sat there thinking, “Oh… blog fodder. I’m blogging this.”

I think my Better Half was thinking, “What turn did I make in my life, that I’m sitting next to a woman that perpetually runs on that hairy edge of insanity, and I have three crazy boys in my back seat… talking about people getting cucumber seeds stuck in their eyes?”

Now if anyone can tell me the correlation between scallops and cucumbers, I’d appreciate it. In my head I just keep thinking… a scallop is to a cucumber as a ‘blank’ is to a ‘blank’. Clueless, I am. Totally clueless.

Posted by Boudicca at August 6, 2005 09:57 PM | TrackBack

Maybe he's thinking of scalloped potatoes, which are sliced thin and round like cucumbers?

Posted by: Harvey at August 7, 2005 01:09 AM


Posted by: vw bug at August 7, 2005 06:39 AM

Scary, but I know what Bones is talking about. On the episode of Camp Lazlo (Nick's new kid 'toon), the 3 main characters end up in a spa where one of the characters is in a seaweed wrap and has ... yes, scallops... on their eyes. At least, that's what they said.

So, Bones is not hallucinating. Watching too much kid vid, perhaps, but not eating the wrong kind of mushrooms.

Posted by: Eric Sohn at August 7, 2005 09:12 AM

Eric- You win! I just asked the boys and they said yes. I'm kind of scared, Eric... that you knew this. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at August 7, 2005 09:32 AM

This is funny. I'm happy to learn that I'm not the only one who gets that ca'razy thought "I've goota BLOG this.

Posted by: GUYK at August 8, 2005 10:08 AM

Too funny! I wouldn never have had the answer.

Posted by: Jody Halsted at August 8, 2005 11:26 AM

I can't imagine putting scallops on my eyes! I think last time I bought them they were $10/lb. Guess they get better prices in cartoon-land, where you can just draw your delicacies!

Posted by: Marie at August 8, 2005 01:59 PM