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  1. James K says:

    Was “we sneeze because the insides of our nose are itchy” too hard to think of in the moment?Report

    • Kazzy in reply to James K says:

      Yes. I froze up.

      Thing is, the kid is 11 weeks old. I could have paused for an hour and he would have been none the wiser. But for whatever reason, I felt compelled to continue describing what was happening without pause and, well, here’s the result.Report

    • George Turner in reply to James K says:

      A better parent would’ve explained that all information as we know it is accessible on the Internet, explained what that was, and then let the baby watch as you Googled up the proper explanation of sneezing. An exceptional parent would’ve used DuckDuckGo instead of Google because it doesn’t store IP addresses or search results, and thus had nothing to turn over to the NSA, while explaining those Constitutional nuances to the child whose rights are therein guaranteed, and who may one day have to put all on the line to maintain them. A really exceptional parent would’ve wondered if his child could be stuck to the ceiling with nothing but static electricity and rub the offspring vigorously against a carpet, got up on a bed to see if it would work, and reported the results in a scientific journal.

      Sadly, we are short of such parents, and they mostly just make sure their children don’t get hurt in crazy electric experiments from the 1700’s, make eye contact, are all happy and content and healthy and whatnot. I think as society evolves we’ll develop more advanced ways of treating children, from conducting diaper wedgie experiments to testing their retained kinetic energy after bouncing them on the floor to place them in the spectrum of volleyballs, soccer balls, baseballs, and wads of Play-Do. There’s so much we still don’t understand.Report

  2. Miss Mary says:

    Oh no! You could have said *anything*. The mistakes of parenting have begun. At least this one he won’t use against you when he’s a teenager.Report

  3. zic says:

    We sneeze because we have to clear evil spirits from our noses.

    It all depends on your definition of ‘evil spirits.’

    My son would say that pollen is an evil spirit. Spirit, as a noun, giving life to organisms, and as a verb, spiriting away the vitality of spirit. Total evil spirit; no religion required.Report

  4. Kolohe says:

    “We sneeze because we have to clear evil spirits from our noses”

    Why are you giving your baby shots of tequila?Report

  5. Chris says:

    I can’t wait to hear how you explain yawning.Report