Monday, June 27, 2011

Magical Moment 508, "A Childhood Funny"

I was 6 years old when my mom became pregnant with my little sister, Erica, and 7 when she was born. I've heard a few stories about my childhood, mostly the same few funny ones over and over. But recently, my mom told me a new one that I had never heard, and certainly have no recollection of. I don't know what spurred this memory, but she told me the story in between bouts of uncontrollable laughter and with tears rolling down her cheeks. 

Apparently I asked my mother something about the new baby sister that was on the way. She gave me the usual spiel about how the baby lives in the mommy's tummy until she's born. I then asked the logical question, "How does the baby get out of the mommy's tummy?"
To which my mom eloquently and truthfully replied, "Through a hole in the mother's body."

It was here in the story that my mom paused to compose herself long enough to do her best impression of a 6-year-old, little Elizabeth asking with honest, inquisitive eyes, "Through the mommy's nose?"

My mom and I

11 comments:

Linda said...

I think a sense of humor is mandatory for parents. Cute story. And a lovely sister.

Dawn said...

Bahaha....funneeeee. That would be one monster of a sneeze;))

I WILL come there one day! And you would be welcome her ANYTIME! (I don't have a fancy piano though....:)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Linda, you will make my mom's day! That is a pic of me and my mom, not sister! :) Oh she is gonna LOVE you!

Dawn, haha! That would have been a better title, "Monster Sneeze." :)

Unknown Mami said...

I just don't think a nose was designed to give birth to anything other than a booger. Very funny.

texwisgirl said...

you were cute then; you're cute now. :)

Robin Malherbe said...

That is a classic story - and I've never heard that version of where babies come from. I wish I had a witty comment to go with this...

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a cute recollection :) Great pic of your mom....

Susan in the Boonies said...

Gezundheit.

And pass the entire box of Puffs, while you're at it!

Linda said...

Your mom may love me, but your sister's going to want to kill me! :)

Hilary said...

I was thinking like Linda. I thought that the photo would have been of Erica and you. Your Mom is lovely and youthful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...that is hilarious!!!!! So glad your mom shared with you.