Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Spider

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."

"Ohhhhh ..."

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.


  1. That's hilarious!! I wonder if he told her why they needed to switch positions. You might get a call from Daisy's mom!

  2. Can hardly wait for tomorro. I get to see this in person.