Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Breath Cancer

While we were at the State Fair this weekend, we spent a lot of time standing in line waiting to get tickets. The only entertainment was the planes that were flying overhead with banners advertising random things like the restaurant Texas Roadhouse. One of the planes was advertising some sort of energy savings plan and Luke asked me what it was about. I explained that it helped save money on energy such as electricity. Somehow he must have misheard me, but I'm not sure how, and he asked, "Does that have to do with breath cancer?" I cocked my head to the side and asked, "Did you say breath cancer?" He nodded his head. I said, "Well, I think you mean breast cancer. Breasts are where your nipples are. But, no, the sign has nothing to do with breast cancer."

I have to be honest, as a kid, I think breath cancer seems more feasible than breast cancer.


Angie said...

How do you keep from laughing at your kids' innocent comments/questions? He did, however, have a very valid point. I'm pretty sure I've met a few people who have a few dead somethings lurking in their gum lines.

P.S. Love your explanation. That didn't lead to more questions? yet...

Theresa said...

I don't necessarily not laugh when they say something funny, but when I do and it embarrasses them or hurts their feelings it is a very bad thing to do and it takes a lot of consoling. They do crack me up though.

When I said that breasts are where his nipples are, I just pointed to each nipple and moved on. We really do try to keep things open and matter-of-fact at our house, but some of it really gives me the heebie-jeebies. Explaining breasts, however, is going to be one of the easier conversations that I foresee having with Luke.