Moments in Parenting When You Don’t Know What to Say

At dinner the other night, the boy, in his very matter-of-fact tone of voice, proclaimed, “You know where I wish my head was attached to my body?  Between my legs.”

He did clarify.  He wanted to be “upside-down man.”  Whatever that means.

But still.

Kyle Cupp

Kyle Cupp is a freelance writer who blogs about culture, philosophy, politics, postmodernism, and religion. He is a contributor to the group Catholic blog Vox Nova. Kyle lives with his wife, son, and daughter in North Texas. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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15 Responses

  1. I would have pointed out that it would be challenging to find pants that would fit, were he so built.

  2. Kazzy says:

    That’s not going to work… how about this? I have no idea how to embed…

  3. mark boggs says:

    The other morning, my son crawled into our bed on my side (I was already gone to work) and told my wife that he thought my side of the bed smelled like “fresh, hot men.”

  4. DensityDuck says:

    Sounds like the underground backwards-time guys from Gandahar.

  5. Rose Woodhouse says:

    I love when kids are awesome-creepy. Which is pretty much a daily occurrence here.

  6. James Hanley says:

    When daughter #1 was a toddler, I once called her a chocolate monkey. She didn’t like that, and insisted that she was “a regular turtle with no arms and no legs and no head.”

    Nevertheless, she’s turning out just fine as a teenager.

    • Kyle Cupp says:


      I call my son all sorts of silly names. He usually insists that I’m depicting him inaccurately. He can call himself Optimus Prime, but Cybertron forbid I call him that.

  7. Miss Mary says:

    I can’t wait for my son to increase his vocabulary enough to say weird crap. Should I just start teaching his random, of the wall things to say?