Tuesday, March 17, 2009

If you're averse to potty humor, you may want to skip this post

Sammie says there's enough "potty humor" on our blog and I shouldn't post this. But I think it's funny so I'm going to.
Recently, I played in a concert with the Nittany Valley Symphony. Among the pieces on the program was Mendelssohn's 5th Symphony called "Reformation." The last movement is the theme of the hymn "A Mighty Fortress is Our God." Mendelssohn is brilliant and I love playing his music.
I wanted Sammie to be able to pick out the hymn in the symphony, so before the concert, I prepped him:
M: Sammie, there's something I want you to listen for in the concert. Do you know what a movement is?
The look on Sammie's face said, "So many jokes, so little time."
S: You mean what I do in the bathroom 2-3 times a day?
M: (laughs) You know when you're watching a symphony and they play a really long piece and the conductor stop between sections and nobody claps? Well actually, a few people clap but you're not supposed to. (symphony snobs love to look down on between-movement-clappers, by the way.)
S: (face contorting with laughter as he tries not make any more poop jokes) yeah.
M: Well, that's a movement.
S: (unable to control himself any longer) So I shouldn't start clapping if I go to the bathroom in the middle of your concert?
M: (rolling her eyes) The fourth movement of the first piece we're going to play is the melody of "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."
S: So after I go to the bathroom for the fourth time during your concert, you guys are going to start playing "A Mighty Fortress is our God"?

Many of you know that our nickname for each other is "poopoohead." Well, for the next few days, Sammie became "movement-head."


Julie said...

I honestly didn't think "A Mighty Fortress" and potty humor were compatible.

cath said...

well, i have my own history with you and "potty" humour, so i will not judge ... (smiles)

Sara Corinne said...

Wow, 2-3 movements a day is so healthy. I'm jealous.

Thanks for letting me share.

Douglas Family said...

Sammie can join us for potty training if you need him to take his humor elsewhere. Seems like if you like to talk about "movements" you probably like to experience them as well. Claire would love the company! Let me know - Sarah

Martha said...

Why is potty humor so funny? (I say as I wipe tears from my eye.) I needed a good laugh today--thanks.

Carrie said...

Wow! And I thought it was hard to explain things to a 4-year-old . . . !