Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Tiger, Mr TC and I were watching a documentary on lions. They started to mate, I sat there and started to laugh, because I'm soooo mature. Tiger was like "What! What are they doing? Mum ... what are they doing?" The couch started shaking, I was laughing so much. Exasperated, Tiger gave up on me and asked Mr TC. "Dad. What are the lions actually doing?"

Mr TC didn't miss a beat. "Wrestling."

I. Lost. It. Almost fell of the couch with laughter. Tiger was pissed off. "WHAT? What's so FUNNY?"

Telling that story to my sister Tee recently, I got reminded (yet again) that we are so very related.

Tee: "Oh mate ... I hear you. Walking around Seaworld a few months ago, we came to the meercat enclosure. They were all f*cking, so I started laughing and told ...."

Me: "Wait - what? They were all f*cking? What, like an orgy?"

Tee: "Yeah, ha - so I told everyone to have a look ..."

Me: "No seriously ... was it really a meercat swingers party? Was there any girl on girl action too? Some funky seventies music?"

Tee: Laughing "Actually, I believe I saw .... I saw .... HAHAHAHAHAH"

Me: "What!? What did you see?"

Tee: Whispering "I saw a tiny bowl on the table, with all of their tiny meercat-swinging keys in it!"

Much, much laughter. I couldn't believe the conversation we were having. It got better.

Tee: "So I told everyone to look at them all, and Tomcat (Tees 6-year old son) saw them and said mum, mum, what are they doing?"

Me: "Ok I'm loving how you felt the need to point out to everyone - including the children - the meercat s.ex show ... what did you tell Tomcat?"

Tee: Starting to laugh again .."Actually, he thought he worked it out himself. He said "Ohhhh, I know mum - they're huddling up together, they must be cold.""

Silence on the phone. Except it wasn't really silence, it was our laughter going into overdrive, like a dog whistle.





18 comments:

Geohde said...

Topcat, that's hilarious....

When Tiger is old enough for the real explanation, you just HAVE to tell him this story.

Thinking of you, Tiger, Monkey and Mr TC,

J

Stacie said...

Too funny! I agree with geohde, Tiger needs to hear the story. Better yet, copy this for him to read someday!

Evil Stepmonster said...

ROFL you women are wicked! Your boys will be scarred for life :) Did you see that Meercat reality show 'Meercat Manor', on last year or the year before? Is that why they chose Meercats? Because they're swingers and then they could run the uncut version 'Meercat Manor Up Late'?!

r.a.w. said...

Oh my goodness - that is too funny! That one definitely goes in the vault for when Tiger is older. Like, when he brings a girl to the house for the first time - and you and Mr. TC can sit her down and tell her all about Tiger when he was little and make him all embarassed. Isn't that your right as a parent? :)

Sugar&Ice said...

LOL! How am I supposed to come up with a comment for that?!

Vee said...

Thanks for the laugh TC ! It certainly is the best medicine.

Wordgirl said...

I was in my front yard with W not too long ago and there were these ducks under the neighbor's pine -- and the poor female duck was trying to get away from the male -- and he finally climbs on top of her...how do you explain aggressive non-consensual fowl sex?

Wrestling.

Oh that made me laugh.

And again, now.

Pixxiee said...

Just don't go by the monkey enclosure - I got a full visual of one lonely male relieving himself!

Too funny. Glad you had some light hearted laughs. Wrestling? OMG...

tobacco brunette said...

LOL

Now I think I'm going to start tuning into that Meercat Manor show. I didn't realize group sex was a possibility in animal reality shows.

Nearlydawn said...

Too freakin' funny!! I did the "dog whistle" laugh just reading this!

Ha!

Sorry I haven't commented much lately. With the new job, I've been running out of blog-reading time...

I'm sorry to see that Mr. TC got a shock from your truth-telling, but yeah, he probably needed to hear it. Sometimes we have to hurt the ones we love so that they do what's best for themselves. Sucks though. Doesn't hurt any less either.

It is very obvious that you love them all very deeply. It comes out in your stories, even when you don't say it in so many words. I'm glad you have that kind of love in your life, even if it makes the whole cancer thing hurt like a mother-f*cker.

docgrumbles said...

we all need laughter.

at least nobody thought the meerkats were hurting each other - I have heard that one before

Diana said...

Pretty damn funny!

Stacie said...

Hey, thinking of you...

Gemini Girl said...

hope all is well hon- had a crazy week with no time to comment. Mwah- sending something your way tomorrow!

Stacie said...

Umm...I hate to be a pest and all, but I keep checking to see a new post and I get disappointed when you haven't yet. Any chance I could persuade you to update? This again is totally non-stalkerish, right? :-)

Vacant Uterus said...

Just catching up...this is hilarious!

vamplita said...

Ahh, TC... you and your family have the twisted kind of humor we greatly appreciate in my family too. Great, innit??? :oD

May laughter fill your home for many, many days to come.

Positive vibes to all!

Michell said...

This is so funny. Of course I'm the one that at a family function a couple years ago pointed out the squirelly porn happening in the tree outside. Love that twisted sense of humor.