My Kids Make Me Laugh – The Drunken Truth

my kids make me laugh and that fills me with joyMy kids make me laugh every day.  You know that.

But yesterday, they had one of those jaw-dropping conversations in the backseat that just about made me come unglued.  It took me until this morning to be able to laugh about this.

I wasn’t with them this weekend.  I was in Austin while they went to the deer lease with my husband.  Honestly, I’m still a little suspicious of the whole “deer lease” thing.

So imagine my response when I hear this…

Watty:  My tummy burns like it’s full of acid.

GoGo:  Oh, my tummy always feels like that when I’m drunk.

(me: uh, what?  what did my baby just say?)

Watty:  Yeah, you may be right.  I feel a little drunk.

GoGo:  When I get drunk, I always feel bad.

(me:  oh please please please don’t let this be true!)

Me:  Sweetheart, what do you mean by drunk?

Watty:  You know, when you drink too much.

GoGo:  NO! When you don’t drink ENOUGH.

(i’m having a panic attack at this point, about to pull over to make eye contact with my kids and get to the bottom of whatever happened when i wasn’t around. i’m in SHOCK that my husband would have done this!)

Watty:  Yeah, that’s it.  When I don’t drink enough.

GoGo:  Like mommy says, it’s important to drink enough to stay drunk.

(i am NEVER drinking again.  ever.  oh snot! what have i done? i am about to come unhinged and unglued.)

Me:  What did you drink?

GoGo:  You know… WATER.

Watty:  Yeah, I definitely didn’t drink enough water today.  I feel really bad.

(oh… the sweet relief. maybe there’s been some horrible misunderstanding.)

Me:  Um, are you talking about being DEHYDRATED?

GoGo:  Yes! That’s the word.

Watty:  Exactly.

(at this point my heart beat has almost returned to normal.)

Watty:  So what’s the difference between drunk and dehydrated?

GoGo:  Drunk is when you have too much to drink.  Dehydrated is when you don’t have enough.

Me:  Close enough.

So after I’ve slept on it, I can finally laugh.  If it had been someone else’s kids, I think it would be even funnier.

After we cleared up the misunderstanding on vocabulary words, Watty went in to a long monolog trying to explain his theory of stomach acid and how it ends up in your blood stream if you don’t drink any water.  I didn’t have the strength to correct him.

So how have your kids made YOU laugh this week?  I’d love to hear about it.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family. She serves an amazing God. She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. That is the funniest thing ever!! Here’s to drinking….water!!
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  2. LOL! Very funny… I mean… scary! 😉 LOL!
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  3. I like your point with regards on your post, It seems to be interesting and great to hang out with friends.

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