Family

No Cure For The Common Teenager

hands

I never intended to write about my kids.  To quote the very talented blogger, redheadranting, I didn’t want to become a “mommy blogger”.  Even as I write it, I shudder!  Really, I mean it.  Mommy blogger (shudder).  See?

For a while now, though, my oldest son Jake  has plagued my thoughts.  That’s him in the picture.  More precisely, that’s him trying to avoid me taking a picture of him.  He’s a very cool, very funny kid and we have had some pretty hilarious conversations.  I tell you with total honesty and modesty, he gets his sense of humour from me.  I often apologize to him for not passing off my humour genes to his other brothers instead.

Recently, Jake’s sense of humour has undergone some very noticeable changes.  A few days ago, I walked into the kitchen where he was leaning against the counter, drinking some juice and looking very reflective.  He turned to me and asked “Mom, would the plural of penis be penii?”.

For my birthday, he gave me a card on which he had lovingly inscribed this heartwarming thought “You know, 41 is even older than 40”.

My 2 year old calls Jake “Lut”.  Where he gets Lut from Jake is beyond all of us.  But that’s what he calls him.  Lut.  He also likes to look at the pictures hanging on the wall and point out brother Lut in each photo.  One day, Jake points to himself in the picture and says “Hey Mom, look!  It’sssssLut.”

Now, I’ve never been a teenage boy.  I have no point of reference here to work from.  So I need to ask:  is this permanent?  Will he outgrow it?  And most importantly, what is the plural of penis?  Penises?

Related Posts

Share
  • Haha!

    As an ex-teenage boy, I’d say that this is what you’re going to be stuck with from now on!

    ‘Penises’ I believe, but I could be wrong. 😮
    .-= Chinaren´s last blog ..Marketing and the 7Ps =-.

  • Haha!

    As an ex-teenage boy, I’d say that this is what you’re going to be stuck with from now on!

    ‘Penises’ I believe, but I could be wrong. 😮
    .-= Chinaren´s last blog ..Marketing and the 7Ps =-.

  • Thanks Chinaren, you’ve just ruined my day! 🙂

  • Jen

    Luuuuut! I love it. I have a teenage boy/man and so far the sense of humor has stuck, and I love it. We’ve had the penii/penises conversation as well. I don’t know the answer not having one of my own (at the moment at least, I’m single right now). Thanks for the mention!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..How Not to Leave a Comment =-.

  • I actually looked it up! Turns out that penises or penes (pronounced penez) can both be used as the plural of penis. The new bawdy humour is funny, just takes a little getting used to…after all, I’m normally the one with the potty mouth 🙂

    And you are very welcome!

  • I like Peni better, almost sounds like a pasta. As far as teenagers out-growing anything, yeah they do, right around 28 or 29. Until then you know nothing…..
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..10 Ultimate Girlfriend Mysteries — Solved! =-.

  • So, only another 12 or so years of this….I think I can handle that 🙂

    Who knows, MOB, maybe Peni is the plural for Penne!

  • So, only another 12 or so years of this….I think I can handle that 🙂

    Who knows, MOB, maybe Peni is the plural for Penne!

  • Since I remember being a teenage boy, though it’s been awhile, I can tell you that he will definitely grow out of it. Besides, that’s just his home sense of humor. I’m sure the one he uses with his friends is completely different. When he grows up he will improve beyond recognition, and you will remember him the way he was as a teenager very fondly.
    .-= Ratty´s last blog ..A Beautiful Day =-.

  • They do grow up. It may take another 15 years, but I won’t tell you that.

  • Ratty – I know I’ll look back nostalgically one day, but who’d a-thunk I will miss conversations about penises?

    Sharkbytes – Thanks, I appreciate your sensitivity when crushing my optimism for the future! 🙂

  • HA! You’re son is very funny!

    I also have a teenage boy, and I’ve been told they will NEVER grow out of this phase!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..My Favorite Blog Post(s) And My Favorite Photo(s) =-.

  • Thanks Meleah, I think he’s pretty hysterical too! And as much as I moan, I secretly hope he doesn’t grow out of it – I never did 🙂

  • Becca

    I’m Extreamly sorry but I am to be held responsible for the whole Peni,Peneses issue. My french teacher brought it up so out of curiousity I decided to ask a guy.

  • Becca, hon, don’t apologize! It is NEVER your fault. It is ALWAYS Jake’s fault. 🙂

Subscribe

  • RSS Feed
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest

Archives

discount party supplies