Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Groin incident

There's been a groin incident at Chez Shea.

The two year old parrot has struck again. The other night the boys (dad, eldest, and youngest) were watching America's Funniest Videos. On that show there is a segment where someone in the audience guesses where a person in the video will get hurt, in the head, gut or groin. Truly barbaric I'll tell ya, but it must make for good television.

Well, the two year old parrot (the youngest for those just following along) was in fine fettle that night and latched onto the favorite of the three words, groin. For hours we heard "groin. groin. groin...." etc. Which, of course, he said with a grin. He also changed the tone of each "groin" as he said it. experimenting to see which would make the guys laugh more. Most of them worked.

Do you know how hard it is not to laugh when a young child finds a very inappropriate word to parrot about everywhere? And do you really think that he has limited saying it to just our house? Oh no. Think at Grandma's, the library and the grocery store. Particularly embarrassing at the library, let me tell ya. All those rule following folk being quiet in deference to others and then my offspring wanders in and says at the top of his lungs, " Groin!"

If you try to shush him, it gets louder, trust me on this one.

New project up for show and tell tomorrow, but it's not what ya think...

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