March 26, 2009

Whole New Meaning to Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie

I thought rather than leaving my comment fights up as the top posts, I'd leave you with one last thought tonight.

Puberty in the eyes of a boy on the cusp.

My boys are pretty open with me. They'll ask me anything, the two younger boys, more so than the eldest.

They often tell me more than I ever expect, but I meet it all with an understanding or a laugh, figuring its better to know more than to not know enough.

Which brings me to tonight's conversation with my middle son.

He informed me today, that he learned last year that puberty of a boy to a man is divided into three parts. Part one he gets hair on the top of his parts. Part two the hair spreads and...

... Part three it looks like you're growing a hamster.

I strongly suspect the hamster part is his word choice.

So there you have it. The three stages of male puberty.

I may never look at a hamster the same way again.

Posted by Boudicca at March 26, 2009 11:41 PM

Call me and I'll put haloscan comments in for you. and You have permanently scarred me now... hamsters boys...

Posted by: vw bug at March 27, 2009 06:20 AM

Being an avid Calvin and Hobbes fan, I could so see Calvin saying what your son said...and then I couldn't stop giggling about it.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at March 27, 2009 04:47 PM

Wrong! The hamster happens first.

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Posted by: Bob at March 27, 2009 10:54 PM

Thank goodness he didn't actually USE Hobbes! I would've found life much more difficult to cope.

Posted by: The Friendly Neighborhood Piper at March 28, 2009 08:12 PM

.... good lord... a hamster?..... what is their genealogy?....... wait, don't answer that........ I do not want the visual!.....

Posted by: Eric at March 29, 2009 07:51 PM