Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I may not survive her teenage years

The Engineer, Chickie, and Zoodle came to the three-mile marker Sunday to cheer me on (and, yes, to take that fantastic photo.)

Sunday evening, I asked, "Chickie, what was your favorite part of coming to see the race?"

She responded, "The hot men."

Um...I think her answer begs an explanation. Earlier in the afternoon, Chickie had asked why some of the runners didn't have shirts on. I clarified that she meant male runners (she did--whew), and explained that sometimes men get hot and take their shirts off.

So when she said, "hot men," she didn't mean "hot" in the Paris Hilton sense ("Ooh, that's hot"); she just meant her favorite part of the race was seeing the men who had taken off their shirts.

Uh...this explanation isn't really helping her cause, is it?

When The Engineer asked her to clarify, Chickie simply stated, "Well, Daddy, I just like seeing the men with their shirts off."

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Her teenage years are going to be an adventure.

12 comments:

Kara said...

OMG Chickie - too funny!! :-)

Kristen said...

That's funny! I'd try to look on the bright side--at least it isn't "shirtless women" she's fond of?

;-D

Eternal Lizdom said...

I'd leave a clever comment but I'm laughing too hard!! :)

Traci said...

Hilarious!!!

Heidi said...

That's hilarious!! Good luck with that one, Mom :)

Autumn in jeans said...

Haha!! Too cute!!!

Melinda said...

Adorable! I try to avoid thinking about my son as a teenager. It is a scary notion, as he is quite the ladies man already. Lord help us.

Our Scoop said...

That is SO super hilarious!

Dani said...

HOW FUNNY! The things that kids say! :D

dragyonfly said...

I, myself, like hot men without shirts on.
And.
At least shes honest.LOL

Lara said...

Your dad was telling me you had a funny post and gave me your link. Niiiiiice.

Mama to a diva said...

That is too funny. I guess this is an age of literal thinking. Last night Diva asked me, "Is my butt skinny?" I started to get worried, then decided to ask her what she meant. She said, "You know mom, covered with skin?"