Thursday, June 17, 2010

stumped

Team Testosterone loves to ask questions--and sometimes the answers aren't simple. "What if you're really bad your whole life but then you're good at the very end and ask Jesus into your heart. Do you get to go to heaven?" "What happens to our brains and our memories when we die?" "Where do babies come from?" "Okay, so how do the babies get in there?"

A good pairing of intelligence, imagination and thoughtful pauses always leads me to a good answer. Until yesterday.

Scene: In the Momvan en route to summer reading program

Mr. B: So how do clams have babies?


Reader, you get Super Mega Bonus Points if you can answer that without Google.

17 comments:

  1. I love car questions---they usually make me about run off the road! Super curious to see how clams actually do it :)

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  2. Shoot! I should have wrote what I thought because I was right! Not a fan of the clam--weird little ocean boogers!

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  3. I did a whole report about mollusks in 4th grade. I believe it is asexual reproduction for those guys. Which makes sense, they're not very attractive...

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  4. I always thought clams had sex with themselves to make their babies. Then again, that train of thought may be the reason why I'll never be a CSI.

    As of now, I only get the "what dis, Mom?" I don't get the deep line of questioning yet.

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  5. I love it!! CLAMS! *hahahahahaaaa!I'll be laughing at the thought of clams getting it on for the rest of the day. sure, sure....the world's clam population has to be replenishing itself somehow....how have I never considered this...

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  6. I have no idea and I'm almost afraid to research it and find out.

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  7. Not sure about clams. Must have something to do with their shell. Maybe they put eggs in the shell???

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  8. Without Google, and based on our avoidance of oysters at "those times of the year", I'd guess that they secrete a cloud of fertilized milky goo which cling to rocky bits to create new clumps of tiny tiny clams that then grow up into bigger clams!

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  9. Hm... these critters don't move around much, so it must be an asexual kind of deal. No active mating. I don't think I'd enjoy being a clam.... never mind!!

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  10. Clam storks?

    My own boy was great with the car questions. I just love that sort of stuff!

    Pearl

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  11. I haven't the slightest idea--not sure I even want to know. ;) But good for Mr. B! Does he get points for stumping you?

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  12. No way can I even come close to addressing this. I need Google.

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  13. You're raising a bunch of existentialists!

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  14. My boys are ALWAYS doing this to me! I loved having a balckberry, and looking stuff up on the go.

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  15. Yum...clams...oh, reproduction? I'm not sure. Aren't they like worms, they make more of themselves by themselves?

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  16. Looks like you've found your answer!

    I just wanted to say that I'm diggin' the new 'Green Girl' title pic!

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  17. HA!!!!! I have absolutely no idea :-)
    That's a good one.
    jj

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