May 30, 2006

Anatomy 101: The Boys' View

Filed either under, “I can’t make this stuff up” or “People pay good money for this kind of entertainment”, we have today’s story.

While in the car, driving the kids home from their 2nd to last day of school, there was discussion of a little boy in Son#2’s class that had a tough year last year. Mean as a snake last year, this year he’s a family friend.

Go Figure.

So I heard Bones say (yes, this is a Bone’s story) “He had bad intestines.”


Me: Intestines? You mean, he had bad INTENTIONS.

Bones: Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, that’s what I meant. I forgot intestines are in your body.

Son#2: They’re part of your weenie.


Me: What? No they aren’t. Intestines are part of your digestive system. They have nothing to do with your weenie.

Bones: It looks like it could, but it doesn’t. Hey Mom. What’s that part of my weenie that just hangs there?

Me: *Blink*

Bones: You know. It just hangs there. Like a beard.

Me: *Blink. Blink* Son, I’m a bit lost. (The visual was not computing.)

Bones: Yeah, you know. It’s like a sack.

Me: (Trying very hard not to laugh. A beard? Like a beard hangs on a face? Holy crap!) Oh yeah. That. Hmm. Yes. Well it is a sack of sorts. It holds…

Son#2: It holds the extra pee when you have to go to the bathroom. You know when you have to pee really really bad… that’s where it all is. In that sack.

Me: *BIG HUGE SHOCKING BLINK* Uh. No. That’s not the function. Scientific name is scrotum, but you will hear people call it the ball sack. It holds your balls, not pee. I promise you.

Holy crap. I guess you men out there had no idea that you were kind of like a camel, but instead of holding water in humps, you held urine in a sack.

Gives a whole new meaning to “Hung like a Camel”.

Good Lord.

Posted by Boudicca at May 30, 2006 10:13 PM | TrackBack

Er, was there an old meaning to "hung like a camel"? Never heard that one before :P

Posted by: Shadoglare at May 30, 2006 10:45 PM

Crap. I know I've heard that before. Was it only Hung like a Horse? If so. I'm laughing really really hard at myself! heh heh heh. That is something my Mom would do!

But I think I've heard that! ROFLMAO!

Posted by: Bou at May 30, 2006 10:49 PM


Posted by: vw bug at May 31, 2006 05:48 AM

I raised four boys. And I still don't think I've ever heard anything quite like that.

Posted by: Raging Mom at May 31, 2006 06:54 AM

I wish I could store extra pee in there. Then I wouldn't have to go so often.

Posted by: Ogre at May 31, 2006 07:13 AM

These conversations between your kids remind me of the lessons I learned from my older brother. Quite convincing he was, which (now near fifty years later) leaves me wondering how much of my common knowledge is merely the vivid imagination of my seven-year-old mentor.

Posted by: Bob at May 31, 2006 07:48 AM

Oh.My.Word! I am laughing so hard that I am finding it difficult to type! *blink*

Posted by: oddybobo at May 31, 2006 08:03 AM


One of our nephews called it his "ball thing-a-ma-jig!"

funny stuff!!!

Posted by: Marie at May 31, 2006 10:43 AM

I'm laughing, but I can really see that making great sense to him - I mean really, why not? It's in the same general area and all. Love it.

Posted by: Teresa at May 31, 2006 10:45 AM

Y'see, that's why we guys don't have to go as often as you girls. We got the extra capacity. Just be glad he didn't say "hangs down like a bunch of bananas".

Posted by: Denny at May 31, 2006 12:25 PM

Wow, that is funny!

Posted by: Carmen at May 31, 2006 12:30 PM

I so feel for you by the time they are teenagers.

Posted by: Sticks at May 31, 2006 02:41 PM

I'm trying to imagine my mother telling me that it's sometimes called "the ball sack" and "It holds your balls..."

It's not working.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at May 31, 2006 03:16 PM

Beard??? I'm not even going to ask!!!

Posted by: DixieDarlin' at May 31, 2006 05:23 PM

I always wondered what that thing was for. Thanks!

Posted by: Rube at May 31, 2006 06:39 PM

I had to read this to Doug and I am laughing so hard that I have tears. Real tears running down my face. Oh! My sister must read this!

Posted by: Jody Halsted at May 31, 2006 09:28 PM

Kids are so fun.

Posted by: Jay at June 1, 2006 12:12 PM

I am SO afraid of those days...

Posted by: Jen H at June 1, 2006 05:39 PM