Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wacky Wednesday Writers: Guest Post By Can I Get Another Bottle Of Whine

   
      Today on Wacky Wednesday Writers I am featuring the very talented, humorous blogger, Kate Hall of http://www.canigetanotherbottleofwhine.com Her catchy blog name caught my attention a long time ago, and I have been chuckling over every post since I found her.  Along with her awesome blog, Kate writes some of the funniest Facebook and Twitter statuses I've ever read. The hilarious situations she finds herself in with her three children and husband make great fodder for blog posts that will have you snorting out loud and possibly in need of Depend undergarments. I love Kate's down to earth humor and writing style, and I'm certain you will, too!




What does the Word ‘Sexy’ Mean?


My three kids were playing with Play-doh on the kitchen floor the other evening. My soon-to-be nine-year-old nonchalantly asked, “What does the word sexy mean?”

I thought, Holy crap. How do I answer this?

“Umm…hmm. Let me think…hold on, let me ask dad.”

(I stepped over the Play-doh-playing kids and ran upstairs)

“Steve, your son is asking what the word sexy means.”

He chuckled, “What’d you say?”

“I didn’t say anything, I don’t know how to answer it. I told him I was going to ask you.”

He chuckled again, “Well…it means beautiful.”

“No. It’s not the same as sexy. I don’t want him going around saying, ‘You’re so sexy.’ or ‘That painting of those flowers is really sexy.”

“Good point.” He thought it over, “Well, we can tell him it has to do with sex appeal.”

“Then he’ll want to know what that is. Just Google it.”

(We walked into the office where the computer sits)

 “Be careful what you Google, you never know what’s going to come up.” I said.

“True.”

Steve went to Merriam-Webster to get some answers. 

(It’s funny how I use the word “Google” to mean any information seeking whatsoever I’m doing on the computer.)

According to Merriam-Webster ‘sexy’ means:
  • sexually suggestive or stimulating (erotic)
  • generally attractive or interesting (appealing)

“Well, we can’t use definition number two. I don’t want him saying that to other kids. Let’s look at the synonyms.”

Steve read, “bodacious, dishy, toothsome…”

Toothsome? …”

Then Steve said, “Here, we can just use one of these related terms: nubile…foxy…” at that point I began laughing. “…vampy…sultry…studly…or…hunky.” Then tears of laughter came.

It says the word’s first known use was in 1912. Oh, and hey, it rhymes with the word prexy.”

“Prexy? What does that mean?” I asked wiping my tears.

“It’s slang for president, chiefly of a college. So, the school president could be the Sexy Prexy.”

We were both in hysterics and yet were no closer in knowing how to describe sexy to our son.

In the end, Steve trudged through the definition with Sheehan by going through the whole, you know how people make babies…and being attracted to someone in a I want to make a baby with you kind of way…but sometimes people don’t necessarily want to make babies…in the make a baby kind of way…they just do it because it feels good…and they’re attracted to them in that kind of way...

…and they’re beautiful?...

…and attractive?…

We weren’t sure which, but Sheehan’s response was either silent confusion or he just didn’t care at that point. But either way, this all happened just seconds before the neighbor girl came over to play…whose name just happens to be Lexi.



BIO:
Kate Hall is a married homeschooling mom to her three kids, all of which were adopted from China, living in the lovely suburbs of Chicago. She enjoys reading, writing and growing vegetables in her garden. When she’s not answering bizarre questions or wiping poop off the walls, you can find her attempting to write jokes on Twitter (@KateWhineHall) and Facebook or other funny crap on her blog: Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine with My Morning Quiet Time?








16 comments:

  1. That is such a tough question! Your approach made me giggle though. Good ol' Google has assisted me with more than one parenting conundrum! Sexy Lexy! ;)

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    1. I know! What did we do before Google? I was pretty much clueless most of the time.

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  2. Oh, the B&B (Birds and Bees) questions! You did well. You should have heard MY dad's answers!

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    1. Oh, Diane, that sounds like it could be a really interesting answer.

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  3. That was great! I sat here giggling as you regaled us with both your antics! Your husband's answer was priceless! Leave 'em confused until they wonder what the heck...?!lol!

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    1. It's such a difficult question to answer, isn't it? Especially when your kid has such a limited knowledge (and you'd like to keep it that way for a little bit longer) on the whole sex appeal thing. :-)

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  4. HA HA! Oh Kate I have a feeling that your husband and my husband would get along famously. I haven't been asked any of those questions yet, questions in my house tend to be scientific based ones. I'm sure my time for those types of questions is coming-and I'll have to defer to Google!

    So let me get this straight - if your neighbor becomes a college president someday then she would be Sexy Prexy Lexi, right? ;-)

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    1. Ahahahaha! That is correct. If she does yoga you could even ad Flexi to that.

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  5. Hmm, that is a tough one. I think sexy is something that is hard to define. Someone could be sexy but not that attractive but someone attractive might not have any sex appeal at all. Anyway, I might see you and the kids out and about because I live in Chi-town also.

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    1. Sweet! Chi-town rules! And isn't it hard to define? The definition has evolved and spawned new meanings. You hear it in the office now. When I used to hear one of my old co-workers use it, as in, "This proposal doesn't look that sexy, but it'll do." I wanted to barf because I couldn't get the other meaning out of my head and we were at work and just gross.

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  6. Thank you for linking up last week on my Bloglovin' Blog Hop! Now following you via Networked Blogs (was already a follower and fan via many other outlets!).

    Hope to see you tonight at 9pm PST

    Meg
    Happy Kids, Inc

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    1. Thanks for the follow, Meg! I love your blog hop!

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  7. I google everything too! Don't you love it when kids ask questions that you really don't know how to answer?! I lucked out on the where babies come from stuff...my mom sent the kids a book complete with cartoon character pictures. The biggest problem? They were 5, 7, and 9 at the time, and since I didn't supervise the opening of the package, they learned a whole bunch of stuff I wasn't ready for them to know.

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  8. I'm waiting for the sequel to this story! It was a good idea to pick up the dictionary, I'll keep that in mind for future contingencies.

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  9. LOL!!!! The M&M commercial helped me out on this one. Christopher thinks it mean to snatch off your shirt and dance. At the beginning of the school year he asked me if I could change his alarm ringtone to I'm Sexy and I know it. I said, "I don't think so." I google everything too.

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