Upon watching the ending of Neighbours tonight (yes, yes, I know - but have you seen the competition?) 'Salina pondered on the possibilities one character seems to be facing.
"I know," she said, "she is getting married."
As the character seems instead to be showing all signs of possible pregnancy rather than an engagement and altar scenario, I asked her if she knew the difference between marriage and pregnancy - to which she replied "No" (which would explain why she has never believed that story of her father and I not ever being married).
I am sure I have explained this to her before but she may have filed it with all the other things mother said that are not to be remembered.
So I went into the spiel of the birds and the bees. It was just a plain facts without too much description - hey, the girl has a vivid imagination and I don't want her trumpeting about any pregnancies because she suspects that V and I might do some of the description. She was suitably non-plussed.
At the start of the next show, a character there mentioned pregnancy.
"Oh no" she said. "Now they are talking about pregnancy. And you are talking about pregnancy. Who am I going to talk to - Eddie? Unless Eddie wants to talk about pregnancy too."
So the 100th post I will be presenting awards, it seems - I love it when life thrusts decisions upon me like this!!
And in response to the question about my previous post, what would 'Salina's dad have named a son?
His favourite author was Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. He wished to name his son Zem.
"Zem is an affable, yet quite stupid, swamp dwelling mattress (probably of very high quality) who flollops around Squornshellous Zeta and tries his best to cheer up Marvin the Paranoid Android, who became stranded on the planet after having one arm welded to his side and one leg replaced by a steel pillar which turns out to be of immense importance, with utterly predictable results. After attempting to make conversation about the weather, Marvin's life story, and the economy of Squornshellous itself, Zem offers that Marvin should be more mattresslike. Zem is also the sole witness to Marvin's abduction by the Krikkit war robots.
Also note that "Zem" is the name of all Squornshellous Zeta mattresses, because as Zem puts it "Some of us get killed... but we never know which, and thus globbering" [A mattress noise expressing sympathy] "are kept to a minimum."
I had almost achieved an agreement to extend it to "Zemzaki" which means "of the earth" in some Eastern European language - at least I could have worked with that - but I really didn't want my child named after a mattress!!
(I have added this post to the All Women Blogging Carnival this week being hosted by 4fabmoms)