Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What A Way To End The Evening

For some reason my son D likes to watch TV in my bedroom. I have the smallest TV in the house in there, but he likes it so I didn't mind.
Until last night.
Right around bedtime he was watching a cartoon in my room and apparently had been doing some digging around in my things.
D comes out of my room with a look of utter confusion and said "Mom, what is this?"
I couldn't see what he was holding because he was behind the chair. He comes around the chair and to my absolute horror, he is holding B.O.B. And, he has it turned on.
Speechless and with nary a thought to pop into my head, I grab it, take it into my room and hide it on the top shelf of the closet and turn around and guide him to his own bedroom.
"It is time for bed" , I say.
"But what is it?", D asks again.
"Don't worry about it" I say.
"But I wanna know what it is. Is this a grown up thing? Will you tell me when I am older?" he asks.
Still unable to think of anything to tell him, I continue with evasive tactics.
"It's bedtime. Goodnight." I say.
D realizes that he isn't going to get an answer to his question and goes to bed without complaint. I, on the other hand, sit in the living room, trying to figure out what I will say if he tells anyone or asks them what it was.
I think that it is time to invest in a lockbox.


minijonb said...

OMG!!! That is hilarious.

I think you handled the situation just fine. I have no idea what you should tell D if he brings it up again. Maybe you just buy him one and have him bring it to show and tell =;-)

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Wendy said...

Wow....perfect comedy--funny AND awkward! You did fine. Maybe you could tell him it is a massager. Then talk about how there are many different kinds of massagers like back massagers or the scalp massager from beauty control. Tell him that different shapes massage in different ways. Then buy him a new video game and never speak of that again. :)

Rachel said...

Minijonb - I get enough calls from the school already. I am sure that with the new guidelines about sexual harassment he would probably be expelled from the 3rd grade when he starts this year.

Wendy - That is a great thought except then he would want me to give him a massage with it. I know that he will figure out what it is at some point and I don't want him to think back to the time he found his mom's B.O.B. and how I gave him a massage with it. If nothing else I have done has scarred him, that will definitely do the trick.

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Leigh said...

First off, I'd make it clear that he has no business just digging through your stuff like that. Then I would probably just explain to him that we all have things that are private and personal and this is one of those things for you. It isn't his concern and it isn't open for discussion.