Carnivals and Toenail Fungus {Real Bedtime Conversations} | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

August 1, 2012

Carnivals and Toenail Fungus {Real Bedtime Conversations}

Actual conversation between Hubby and I after we climbed in bed last night:


Me: I am thinking of taking the girls to the carnival tomorrow night.

Hubby: That will be fun.

Me: Yeah. Except it doesn't start until 6 o'clock. WHAT THE HECK. Why so late?

Hubby: I know, right? They should have a senior citizen/young children hour before they open to the public.

Me: But seriously. Why does every carnival in the history of mankind start at 6pm? Don't they know kids have bedtimes?

Hubby: Well. Let's be honest. Carnivals aren't exactly "kid friendly," nor are they geared toward kids.

Me: Whatevs. Kids love carnivals. But I know what you mean. Carnies are total creepers.

Hubby: "Carnival" is derived from the same latin word as "Carnivore." So they kind of mean the same thing.

Me: Because carnivores and carnivals both eat meat?

Hubby: No. Carnivore means "feast of the flesh." So carnivore is literally "feasting on flesh," and carnival is more of a culturally figurative "feast of the flesh."

Me: Can I ask you a question?

Hubby: Sure

Me: Have you ever had, like, toenail fungus?

Hubby: I thought you were going to ask something about latin derivatives.

Me: Sorry to disappoint you.

Hubby: No. No I have not.

Me: ...Ok.


Me: Because my littlest pinky toenail has always had some weirdness happening in the corner, and I just noticed that the weirdness is taking over more of the nail. That's all.

Hubby: Um. You should probably get that checked out.

Me: Oh it's ok. It doesn't hurt or anything.

Hubby: Yeah. That's what they all say. And then things get crazy.

Me: I guess we'll see.

Hubby: Just call your doctor.

Me: I haven't seen my podiatrist in years!

Hubby: Me neither.

Me: Doesn't it make me sound all old to say my podiatrist? Like we're buddies and we have, like, a weekly appointment just to keep my feet all fresh before we head to the all-you-can-eat buffet?

Hubby: ....No?

Me: I wonder if Carnies go to the podiatrist.

Yep. It's safe to say we're pretty weird.


What kind of Real Bedtime Conversations have happened recently in YOUR house?

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