Monday, January 18, 2010

You did what?!

Last night's conversation between me and Bearhug:

BH: Hey, Mom, you know what? yesterday I found a cockroach in our bafroom.

me: (gag) Uh... is it still there?

BH: (with a proud grin) No! I squished it.

me: Oh, good... did you flush it?

BH: (perplexed expression, apparently he hadn't thought of that) uh... no...

me: (thinking uh-oh but remaining calm) what did you do with it then?

BH: (sheepish grin) well... I squished it wif toilet paper...

(so far, so good, right?)

BH continued: and den... I wrappeditupinasock... and putitinthebasket.

(key elements spoken quickly as if he's hoping I won't actually hear those parts; the basket he's referring to is the laundry basket)

me: are you kidding me?! you did not! (hoping against hope that he's joking)

He nodded emphatically.

me: you wrapped up a dead cockroach in a sock and put it in the laundry?!

More nods, from both Bearhug and Cuddlebug. Apparently Cuddlebug was an accomplice.

me: (still trying to wrap my head around not only a cockroach in the house but now, its corpse mixed in with our clothes in the laundry. eeewwwwww!!) uh... I'm proud of you for squishing it on your own. But next time? just flush it, ok?

BH: (cheerfully) ok!

And he and Cuddlebug went back to playing. No, I didn't go look! Figured I'd get dh to do that...

So when dh came home I told him and he reacted about like I did. I asked him if he'd already done the laundry. Affirmative. Yuck. Too late.

I later asked Bearhug how he could be so sure it was a cockroach and not some other type of bug. We sometimes see spiders or other miscellaneous bugs in the summer but not much this time of year and I don't remember ever seeing a cockroach. Gross.

I did NOT ask him whose sock he used for the dirty deed. I don't want to know :/.

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Muthering Heights on January 18, 2010 at 9:38 PM said...

LOLOLOL, bless his heart, but GROSS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

lol! Okay, I know it's not funny for you...but it's sort of funny how the laundry is just as good as flushing or the trash because someone will take care of it. Boys. =)

Anonymous said...

That's just too funny! My theory is squish'em & flush'em. Don't want to take any chances.....

K on January 20, 2010 at 5:47 AM said...

that is the funniest story ever --- so sweeet
Danette your blog has not been updating on my links - i was wondering why you had not written in so many days

danette on January 20, 2010 at 8:07 AM said...

"Boys" yep I think that covers it!

@K - wish I knew why it wasn't updating? I'll see if I can figure it out... glad you stopped by :).

Rachel on January 25, 2010 at 6:51 PM said...

LOL - it's funny what can seem so perfectly logical to a child, huh?

Totally cracking up... sorry!


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