Really, I’m Not a Man


We played paddle ball last night at Cub Scout camp.  My six-year old hooligan and I rallied back and forth until I missed one of his serves.

The ping-pong-like-ball went straight for and hit my privates.  It was no big deal however my hooligan, in a loud shrieking voice, announced…

“Oh Mom, that ball hit you right in your wiener!”

Ugh.

Okay, but there were men in the group, who I barely know, that totally heard my hooligan’s announcement.  They did not even crack a smile.  Instead they just uncomfortably looked away, like oops the secret is out.  Kids don’t lie and your kid has totally seen your wiener and he just told everyone about it.

What happened to the parental code of commiserating together when your kid says something weird?  The whole high-fiven’ camaraderie and the laughter you share together when something like this is thrown out there.  Nothing, just silence.

Whatever.

But the worst of the worst part was my immediate response to these men, “I’m really a girl you know”.

That’s what I said.  What kind of lame-o, lack-of-a-brain response was that?  Why was I trying to defend the comment instead of just laughing it off.  Because I was guilty of a hidden wiener? Completely lame on my part.

None of these men were having any of it.  It was like a large white elephant was tip-toeing around the grass and they all just wanted it to go away.

I’m not being paranoid, but later in the evening I SWEAR I saw two of the men checking out my throat for any outward signs of an Adam’s Apple.  I know they were, those not-crackin’-a-smile-fathers.

Tomorrow night…tight shorts to prove I’m not packin’ a package.

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  1. HoneyB 1

    LMAO, Oh, your story had me going and its only 4 AM. Everyone else is sleeping. I sure hope I didn’t wake them up.

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  2. Lex the Mom 2

    Super funny! I did laugh out loud – too loud, probably! The thing that made me laugh the second hardest…”because I was guilty of a hidden weiner?” I am still laughing!

    I am in the middle of a bunch of cub scout dads I don’t know the last few mornings. It can be a little uncomfortable. I keep thinking, Hey, I’m just one of the guys – I like sports, I can talk about some manly things, too… It’ll pass, I’m sure, the desire to feel like “one of the guys”…I hope, anyhow.

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  3. “Tight shorts to prove I’m not packing a package.” It’s 6:33 am, everyone else is asleep and I’m trying so hard not to wake them up with my laughing. If I had heard your son say something like that to you, I would have fallen over laughing. Men are so dumb some times. :)

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  4. I almost spit my pepsi on the computer screen!! Hehe! Now that will make me chuckle all day!

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  5. Too funny! Kids are crazy and say the wackiest things. I wonder if you should wear tight shorts with a sock down there just to jazz things up a bit. Keep those dad’s guessing…

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  6. LOL, NP!!! Other than the paddle ball snafu, hope you’re having a good time at Scout Camp. Kids are funny!

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  7. Men do not seem to have a sense of humor.

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  8. I can’t help but wonder what their response would be if you did show up with a package? Just once. And then no package the next day?

    And, yeah…. what a bunch of stiffs. They’re totally supposed to have your back when kids say cute things!

    Other than that, I hope your enjoying camp!

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  9. Trust your hooligans to leak your secret weiner:)

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  10. OMG that’s too funny!! Good luck w/ your tight shorts LOL!!

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  11. Kiki 11

    That was funny! Maybe you should just let the men wonder.

    If you are going to dispel the rumor make sure that it is obvious that you aren’t doing a tuck thing (think drag queens in shorts.) Good luck!

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  12. tight shorts = camel toe…just sayin.

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  13. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Can’t wait to read about the short shorts…

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  14. Hey, I think I’d suggest a pool party. Too, too funny. Here in Kansas, I think you would have gotten a different reaction. Most people just would not have believed it could be possible that you could really be a man. (And really, dear, you’d have to be a very pretty man.) However, if you happen to get angry with the Wild Boar, you could force him to go to a Pack meeting with you and then play it like you really are a man. It could be fun to see their reactions–and his.

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  15. Stephanie 15

    That reminds me of when my son asked me why I pooped a lot. I asked him what he meant, and he said that when I went to the bathroom I always sat down. After I finished chuckling, I did my best to explain. Also, living in the country, I’ve had to do my best to keep him from peeing outside.

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  16. Medena 16

    Oh, you are so funny!:)))))
    What a great day starter! Thanks!

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  17. sharon 17

    Those men have no sense of humor, huh? I would’ve been guffawing right there with you :)

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  18. Amanda 18

    that is so funny. We start cubscout camp tonight, although baby-dady is taking our hooligan.

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  19. jancd 19

    Those guys were just so boring. They could have had fun with this and missed their opportunity. Wouldn’t it have been much more fun to laugh and kid with you? I think it could have been hilarious. Glad your kid is so funny.

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  20. ROFL! That is hilarious. I think men just can’t think of anyhting relating to weiners as funny. Especially when it involves things striking them. They are humorless that way. Women would have totally cracked up!

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  21. Roflmao @ Mom the ball hit you right in your weiner bauhhahahahaha

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  22. I’ve heard if you laugh at least once a day you live longer. Thank you! I’ve just increased my life expectancy from reading your post!

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  23. Marcy 23

    ROFLMAO , oh my gosh that is hiarious. I agree that those could have had some fun, but missed their opportunity:)
    Have a great day!

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  24. ha.

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  25. Very Funny – Thanks for the first thing in the morning laugh! Thanks to you my day will be a good one. Days always start out better with a laugh and a smile!! :)
    Cheers
    Cathy
    http://www.wheresmydamnanswer.com

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  26. Teri 26

    Ha ha hahahaha why do I think you would have made the funniest best friend ever in high school! Oh my god, those guys have some serious problems! How dare they stand there and make you feel uncomfortable like that! Weren’t they ever funny little boys once? Smug! You’re funny, Thanks making our morning start out right! With a good laugh!

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  27. Mike 27

    rofl, that’s just hilarious!

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  28. hahah … yeah men just don’t come with that sense of humor these days 😉

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  29. OAHAHA! How funny is that?! Why do we feel the need to justify? Dunno! Love this post

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  30. That is way too funny! Thanks for sharing!:)

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  31. Tipper 31

    Lord have mercy!

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  32. Mrs. L 32

    I think I should just put a sign on my door…”excuse my laughing out loud, I’m reading Noble Pig”….

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  33. You are too funny, Cathy. I swear you have the best posts!

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  34. Duuuude. Next time make sure you wear a cup;)

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  35. Lennie 35

    Sometimes I don’t get men. Really. A bunch of moms would’ve been laughing or at least smiling. I mean, damn! It’s funny! Personally, I think you should string those dads along. Keep ’em guessing………

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  36. Julena Jo 36

    Funny! Reminds me of when my daughter was about 3 years old and I caught her hoisting herself up on the bathroom counter so that she could see herself in the mirror. I told her to get down so she wouldn’t hurt herself. She, of course, ignored me. The next time I happened by the doorway, I saw her doubled in pain, clutching her privates. I said, “Oh, honey! Did you fall and hurt yourself?” She groaned, “Yeah, I got hit right in the nuts!” I laughed and told her she didn’t have nuts. Puzzled, she said, “Oh? Balls?” I had to tell her the difference between men and women right there. We still laugh about it!

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  37. Julena Jo 37

    LOL Like the the hunchback’s hump on Young Frankenstein!

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  38. Elle 38

    OMG, you always crack me up! These men must be really uptight to not be able to laugh at a funny thing like that.

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  39. Flea 39

    You are too funny! What the heck is up with those dads? They’ve never seen a cross-dressing dad fronting as mom before? :) Too bad they have no sense of humor. That is just too weird.

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  40. Margie 40

    Hilarious. And some of the comments are just as funny.

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  41. krysta 41

    Aren’t you in California?! Shouldn’t they be okay with this.

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  42. mitchsmom 42

    LOL

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  43. Alisa 43

    That is hilarious! Although, I think I’d prefer him screaming that instead of something to the likes of ball in your vagina…just sayin’
    And shame on those fathers, that’s some funny stuff there!

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  44. grace 44

    i feel sorry for folks with no sense of humor. what sad, boring, unfulfilled lives they must lead.

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  45. melissa 45

    I always manage to spy krysta’s comments:

    “Aren’t you in California?! Shouldn’t they be okay with this.”

    HAHAHA. 😛

    And seriously, kids are always saying crazy embarrassing stuff. They should have been commiserating with you!

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  46. Philly 46

    I was going to say that you should of pulled up your shirt and flashed them, but then again you could have both, ya know?

    #1

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  47. You totally have me cracking up! “Guilty of a hidden wiener?” So funny. So silly. Little kids sure do know how to put you in the most awkward situations without even trying! Rock those tight shorts…. ha!

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  48. Isn’t it time to talk to the kid about the difference between boys and girls?

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  49. Did they seriously not laugh. You must be kidding. That is precious. I have gotta get me a little booger. You have posted so many fabulous stories involving your kids. Really funny.

    And I wouldn’t give the issue a second thought. To heck with the tight asses. You were playing with your kid, he made a “kid” comment – that is all it was. Worry not Cathy! Keep having fun & being YOU!

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  50. I say you mess with them a little longer, make them wonder, Is it a man or a woman? Maybe talk lower for a day or two

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  51. Damn. That’s a good post.

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  52. Jody 52

    Hee hee hee…too funny!
    Thanks for the laugh today!
    jody

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  53. This made me laugh out loud!!

    I say stuff a sock in there and really confuse them…

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  54. nina 54

    It is 5 in the morning and I am sitting here chuckling on my own. This is really funny!!!!! Love the asparagus and grilled tomatoes!!!

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  55. Laura 55

    Too funny! I can’t believe they didn’t laugh. They must have zilch experience with little kids…

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  56. Kathi 56

    You are SO funny. I love reading your blogs, and your recipes are to die for. Keep up the good work, you make me smile.

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  57. Nice… tight shorts… that’ll show ’em!

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  58. marye 58

    O.k..Cathy..I am laughing. And I will tell you that some of the things my kids have said, in public…IN CHURCH..make your son;s tiny faux pas seem rather tame. Tight shorts should do it.

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  59. Cass 59

    This is too funny. And totally something that I would say back too – and I would rehash my inability to say the right thing for DAYS and DAYS. Tight shorts will settle the score though :-)

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  60. Liz C. 60

    Okay, I lost my gulp of coffee on this one! Men simply have no sense of humor when it comes to their private parts, so they must have been frightened out of their minds with the thought of having an imposter in the vicinity. I would have loudly told them “It’s not there anymore and I only have one operation left…” Too bad you’re not preggers right now. That would really have thrown them for a loop.

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  61. nah ah that’s was just wrong.

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  62. Lara 62

    I just laughed out loud at “I’m really a girl, you know”. Hysterical.

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  63. Harmony 63

    That made me laugh out loud! Those guys seemed pretty uptight. I would have totally laughed that situation off with you!

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  64. Alanna 64

    OMG….that is classic!!! I am totally LOLing right now! Sorry you were so embarrassed…but that is one story you’ll never forget, for sure! :)

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  65. I’m with Danielle – stick a sock in there. And take your camera with you so we can see the look on their faces.

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  66. Emily 66

    Ohmyheck, I cannot stop crying/laughing, and am almost unable to continue reading this out loud to my husband!!! Recently we’ve had alot of inappropriate wiener talk in public as well, and it never ceases to mortify and humiliate. I tell ya! BOYS!?!?!?

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