So I was watching Deadliest Catch the other day and my 2 year-old and 7 year-old were in there. One of the captains had injured his ribs and possibly punctured a lung and was coughing and spitting blood into a napkin. Pretty gross, but we continued to watch as he coughed and spat more, but did not show more blood. We talked about him being sick.
Yesterday, 2 days later, the wife was taking her to the park and from the back seat she hears ‘cough, cough’…‘cough, cough’ in her little 2-year old voice. “What’s wrong, sweetie?”, the wife asked. She replied, “I cough blood”.
Warning Angie and Matthew (and the rest of you with little 'uns): They. Hear. And. Absorb. All.
Oh yeah I hear you brother. Every time somebody gets a cut or scrape that bleeds, my boys start chanting “House! House! House! House!” So they compare real life trauma to this show on which that they get introduced to all kinds of disturbing images of injury and disease. I guess the positive way to look at it is that they don’t get freaked out by blood!
I expected this thread about all the E.D. commercials they sprinkled between the shows on the Discovery-type channels. While watching an episode of Survivorman, I have had to explain what “erectile dysfunction” is to my 9yr old son, which didn’t go as well as I had hoped…
“It’s when your penis doesn’t work right, son.”
“So you can’t pee?”
“Something like that…”
“Oh, so what does that have to do with sexual activity?”
“It will make more sense when you are old…much older.”