Elliot came home from school the other day and was talking to me about his new friend, Daisy.
"Daisy and I did 'the spider' together."
"Oh really?" -- what the hell is "the spider" I was thinking?
"Yep, we did. First she was on top, but then it kind of made my penis feel funny, so then I had to be on top."
I am thinking, "we have another name for this" and "why is this starting so early?" and still wondering "seriously, what is 'the spider'?"
Then I picked up Elliot yesterday afternoon, and as I walked onto the playground, I saw two kids riding on the swing, facing each other, with their legs set across from each other.
First thought -- "That can't be safe."
Second thought - "That looks kind of dirty."
I went about my business, and sat down by Kathy, one of the teachers. I asked her what they were doing, and she said, "The Spider."
I proceeded to tell her about Elliot & Daisy's "experience" and she said, "Oh, that's funny because Daisy's mom came to school the other day and asked about the boy who has been 'riding' Daisy."
Here is a Google family that I pulled off the web doing, "The Spider." I learn something new every day.