Thursday, 16 February 2012

Children, questions and the enduring fascination of poo

I have two small grandsons staying, and oh, the questions. They range from "is mustard a liquid?" (I don't know) to "if Neil Armstrong wanted to do a poo on the moon, did he have to pull down his space suit and do it in a crater?" (almost certainly not).

What is it with small children and poo? Four children and seven grandchildren on, and I think I've had enough poo jokes to last me well into eternity. I eventually said, "they ought to have a museum of poo, and leave you two in it for a few days. That should put an end to all this fascination". They laughed so much, I wished I'd never said it.

Ah well. They go home tomorrow. I shall miss them terribly.

11 comments:

  1. Well they are perfectly valid questions, Frances :-) I think a museum of poo would do very well, particularly with small boys x

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  2. I suspect there is one somewhere. Aren't there museum for anything and everything?

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  3. This has made me remember that my father always referred to it as 'stinkies'. I think a stinkies museum would be very popular indeed.

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  4. I know what you mean! About the poo talk and about the missing them terribly when they leave.

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  5. Oh small boys and their questions -I remember it well.

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  6. Love the astronaut question - small children ask all our questions for us. Amazing how fascinating that poo is!

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  7. Teresa, you may be rght. And it has to pay better than writing novels!

    Perhaps, Librarian. Do let me know if you hear of one!

    Joann, a very good word. Applies to little boys, too!

    Better is Possible, yes. They've just gone, and the house is sooooo quiet!

    Colette, there's something about boys, isn't there? they are very funny. At least, these ones are.

    Rosemary, the astronaut one was quite amusing. Not really a nice thought if you dwell on it for too long (how astronauts manage, that is)!

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  8. Wonder if they're really fascinated by the subject - or with the reaction they get when they start conversations on it?

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  9. Patsy I,m sorry to say they really are fascinated. Strange but true!

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  10. Trumping is even funnier with my grandchildren, especially blaming it on someone else.

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