A Lazy Parent Explains the Word “Sexy”

Zaffy as a baby. Not sexy.

Zaffy overheard me say that a guy on television was sexy. Of course, she asked right away, “what’s sexy?” I said, “it means attractive.” She said, “what’s attractive?” I said, “it means cute.” She said, “so babies are sexy?”

Now, this would have been the perfect time to stop and straighten out the mess I just created. But, of course, I don’t do that.

Instead, I said, “Zaff, I’m sorry. Sexy is a big word that grownups use.”

She shot me an annoyed look (she recognizes lazy parenting) and said, “Not that big! It’s only four letters!”

4 insightful thoughts by 4 brilliant people

  1. OMG that is awesome. “So babies are sexy?” I would just die laughing to hear you say that she saw a baby in a stroller at the grocery store and said Awww, that baby is so sexy! Oh the looks you would get!

    • No, what she actually said, just last week in fact, was, “Wow! Look at those hot heart snaps in that sexy baby’s dreads! Are those glow-in-the-dark beads? That’s fresh!” ;)

  2. Yes, and we are now dealing with that darn song, “I’m sexy and I know it”. OK from a seven year old at home, in the grocery store, not so much.

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