Warning: The following is a hilarious story related to me by my sister. It's unlike anything I usually post on here, but it's really too funny not to share. I have to rate it PG-13 :) Actually, it might be a story that only fellow parents can truly appreciate.....
So, Eli spent the night at 'his buddy's house' (my Dad is his 'buddy'), and went to church with my parents this morning. Kristin said that somehow, she and Eli and my parents got stuck sitting all the way in the front row for Sunday School. She said Eli was being a good boy and sitting still. Then, he noticed a pretty necklace that Kristin was wearing. He looked up to admire it, and then said, in his 'quietest' Eli voice (which is pretty much nothing less than a dull roar) "Aunt Kristin, if boys didn't have wee-wee's, would we have to wear necklaces too?" Horrified, Kristin tried to hush him, when he insisted on repeating the exact same question, just as loudly. Kristin said she sat stone still, unwilling to turn around, sure that everybody behind her was laughing hysterically:)
Two lessons to learn from this :
1. ALWAYS teach your children 'cute' substitute names. You'll never regret it.
2. Boys will be boys. And everybody knows that. When those situations arise when you want to swallow your gum and fall through the floor, just smile and laugh with everybody around you :)