Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Here a booty , there a booty , everywhere a ...

We've reached that age. That age where all my kids want to talk about is their bootys. (And,er, the things that come out of them)

For several weeks now just saying the word "booty" sends them in to fits of laughter. And they say it often. Now really I'm not that up in arms and maybe I even snorted a little when they were in the backseat telling one another they had stinky bootys but they are headed to preschool in two weeks and I don't want to be that mom.

You know the one that the other moms smile politely at but then whisper behind perfectly manicured nails "There's the one who has the twins that are always talking about their um hind parts. What is she teaching them ?"

No,nope don't want to be her.

But maybe it's inevitable - because as hard as I've tried telling the twins that their "booty" conversation isn't proper that simply makes them want to say it more.

So I'm preparing myself for the notes I will likely get:

Dear bad mother Ms. Mommy:
It has come to our attention that your children have an odd fascination with their behinds. In fact they talk about them constantly and now have other children doing the very same thing. We're not sure what in the hell you're teaching your children at home requesting that you speak with them as soon as possible and review what is proper and what isn't in the preschool setting.

Best of Luck,
All the moms that are far more superior to you
Co-op Board


*sigh* I can't wait.

15 comments:

~JJ! said...

I've reached that age too..However, I haven't come out of it yet...tee hee

MommasWorld said...

Not the worst they could be saying. It will pass. Mine talked about boogers until they heard the word Excalliber. So, for a few weeks every once in awhile for no reason at all one of them would shout EXCALLIBER!

~Jennifer said...

lol! Don't worry. Yours won't be the only ones that are delighted with bathroom talk. (That's how we used to refer to it, here, and I was probably the worst offender as I have third grade humor tendencies.)

Butrfly4404 said...

You know, my SIL has her trick for "bathroom talk" - that you're only allowed to say those things in the bathroom. (AKA "potty talk").

That goes for booties, butts, poop and the like.

But...it's just the "Word de jour" really and they will probably just forget about it in a week or so.

Smiling Mom said...

You're not alone....just yesterday morning I was saying to BC right before he left for his first day, "Now remember, you don't talk about penises and vaginas school or in public. It's not appropriate!"

You're not alone...

Susie PSU said...

I think they ALL go through this and enjoy shocking us talking about body parts and excrement that comes out of them! Your letter cracked me up!

Southern Fried Mom said...

I am "that mom", I think. And my Fat Baby goes to preschool at our church! I try to have a sense of humor & just say, "it's who we are..." And I try to explain anything that might be misquoted in advance. We haven't been kicked out of anything...yet.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Funny! What is it with kids this age and their privates?

Chaos Control said...

Tee, hee! I know I'm laughing today, but will be right there with you tomorrow!

I may be sick or something, but I find this part of parenting pure entertainment!!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Welcome to MY life!

You just HAVE to know those hussies are judging me when my beloved decides to spit, kick, and stomp their toes! Lord ONLY knows what he talks about!

Omaha Mama said...

Which theorist is it that came out with the stages? Oral, anal, phallic...

See, your kids are just advanced. They've grown out of the oral phase. You should be proud!

Seattle Mamacita said...

booty is far more proper than the kid who was yelling in the stall next to me "wipe my ass mama"

Whiskeymarie said...

Don't ever let me babysit.

That's all I'm sayin'...

Fourier Analyst said...

Yes, those dreaded conversations with the school. I will be blogging about one over DD1's 3rd grade experience. (sigh) Smile dear, there really are worse words they could be obsessed with (and may yet be...)!

Amy said...

HAHAHAHAHA!

"We're requesting that you speak with them as soon as possible and review what is proper and what isn't in the preschool setting."

As a school administrator, I can't tell you how many notes I've sent home that had some variation of the above in it...all the while thinking exactly what you struck through.