Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not All School Stories Are Cute Ones

Before I get to the embarrassingly naughty school story, let me tell you what we did in Science today...

We candled our eggs! We turned out all the lights, took each egg out of the incubator and held a flashlight up to it so we could see the shadow of the embryo inside. This is the sixth year I've done it and this day always amazes me. Two of our eggs are unfertilized, but four of them have embryos in them! (I only have six eggs total this However, one of the embryos is really tiny compared to the others and we think it might be because it stopped developing somewhere around day three. The kids were wondering if we could crack it open after the other eggs hatch to see what it looks like on day three and we had a long discussion about whether or not to do that. It seems like they all really want to do it, so we'll see what happens!

Okay, now for my funny story. I have to say, I'm so embarrassed about my reaction to this little boy's comment, that I was debating whether or not to even post this, but it's pretty darn funny, so here I go.

Mr. E and I were eating lunch with two of our boys who have been fighting for a while. They live in the same neighborhood and the conversation was winding down. In fact, Mr. E had already left the room, so it was just me and the two boys. They were telling me all about the buildings on their street. Then, one of them says....

"...And behind our laundromat there's this old building and it has electrical things on top and sometimes the guys climb up there to get their balls off."

If I didn't have a mouth full of strawberry yogurt I would have flown off the handle and said, "K! That is a totally inappropriate lunch conversation topic!" But instead, as I was choking on my yogurt, I had a few seconds to think it through. Then I asked him to clarify. "You mean, like the kickballs that get stuck up there?"

"Yeah," he said. And my heart rate returned to normal.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

I don't know...candling your eggs sounds just as bad as getting your balls off. ;)