Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rise and Shine

There we were. me, my wife and our two boys watching Great White Sharks breach for whales. Shark week on Discover is a big thing in our household since Zalen, our 8year old considers himself the second coming of Jacques Cousteau.

A commercial for another show, Auction Wars I think, comes on. A husband complains that his wife spent 4 grand for a book and she retaliates by saying her husband spent 200 on a stripper pole.

Ten or fifteen minutes go by before Zalen says, "Mom, what is a stripper pole?"

His question certainly flustered my wife but not nearly as much as when our 10 year old piped up and said, "It's a pole naked women hold onto when they dance on for money."

My wife immediately shot me a glance. She didn't say a word but the question was there in her eyes. Did you tell him about stripper poles.

In self defense I turned to Tarek. "Where did you learn about stripper poles?"

"In a magazine," he answered.

My wife's brows arched higher.

"What magazine? I inquired.

"One of those fishing ones," Tarek answered. "In the back they have an ad for a stripper pole alarm clock."

So what did I do? I googled it and found this.

At least it doesn't spray glitter too.


Melissa Marsh said...

Well, you should be off the hook now with your wife, right? ;-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Even fishing magazines aren't safe anymore, eh?

Wendy said...

Ha! I love this story. Who knew fishing magazines could be a great source of those life lessons for boys?

My 8 year old explained to me what a "marijuana cigarette" was the other day. I asked him where he was getting all this info and he said "Dog the Bounty Hunter" which he has been apparently sneaking around and watching when I thought he was watching Nat Geo Wild.

Time to start programming the TV, I guess.

Charles Gramlich said...

In this interconnected world you can't keep anything a secret, man.

G said...

Wow...reminds me of the time that I had to explain to a teacher what the word "line" meant beyond the normal definition of the word.

Smart kid ya got there. A chip off the old block, one might say. :D

Monnik said...

Oh my gosh. It's good he could elaborate on what kind of magazine he saw the stripper pole in.


Cloudia said...

Parents have a tough job these days!

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