May 28, 2007

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM)

Here's a little more humor for ye:

Recently, the five year old checked out a big picture book about elephants from the library. One of those National Geographic sorts of things, not a kiddie book.

Anyhoo, one evening this weekend, the gel and I were flipping through the book together. There were lots of pictures of elephants dusting themselves, elephants rolling in the mud, baby elephants nursing, herds strolling majestically across the savannah - that sort of thing.

However, as we turned one page over, we were suddenly confronted with a full-sized photo of Mr. Elephant having to do with Mrs. Elephant in no uncertain terms. For a split second I froze, not knowing what I was going to do if awkward questions were asked. However, I need not have feared - the five year old took one look at the pic and immediately said, "Look, Daddy! Leapfrog!"

Well, now.

I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I know a gimme when one is handed to me. "Why, that's right," I said. "I'll bet he's going to have to jump pretty high, isn't he?" The gel laughed uproariously at the mental picture of such a feat.

And Innocence smiled, knowing she'd live at least another day......

Posted by Robert at May 28, 2007 02:20 PM | TrackBack

Oh gods, another parent who will be completely unable to talk about the "birds and the bees" with his kids.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at May 29, 2007 07:49 AM

It's a fact that elephants are physically incapable of jumping.

Posted by: Son of a Pig and a Monkey at May 29, 2007 08:19 AM

You obviously don't have dogs! At my dog-filled house this lesson came early.

Posted by: Chai-rista at May 29, 2007 09:07 AM

Like the old joke about the Scotsman just trying to help the sheep over the fence . . .

Posted by: The Colossus at May 29, 2007 10:52 AM

Or the one about why sheep-farmers wear tall rubber boots...

Posted by: Son of a Pig and a Monkey at May 29, 2007 02:55 PM