Friday, March 19, 2010

My Teeth Are Floating!

I was in the car with Beau today. I said something to him and he looked at me like I was crazy. That seems to be happening more and more as he gets older. We had stopped for coffee earlier in the day and were still driving. There was no "end" in sight, and I didn't know if I was going to make it. Let's just say that at that moment in time, I was glad the Trenta had NOT arrived in Washington yet. I would have been in trouble.

I couldn't take it any longer and yelled,

Beau's head snapped around and he looked at my mouth. "What's wrong?", he asked. I repeated it calmly. He was still looking at my mouth.
"Ya know...I'm going to wet my pants," I said.
"What does that have to do with your teeth?! And why are they floating?"

I took a deep breath, and I thought of how to explain this. I pointed out that if your bladder was really, really full, it would overflow and keep filling up, up, up, until your teeth began to float. He grimaced and shook his head. "That doesn't even make sense and I don't know what you are talking about" He said. I told him it's an expression that everyone says. It's a very common phrase. He just put his head phones back in and stared ahead. I insisted he listen to me. "So you won't ever say that phrase?" I asked. "NO", he said...."That's just gross...pee coming out of your mouth?!" that he put it that way.
I may never say it again myself...

I can't believe how wide the generational gap can be at times. I sat there (squirming) and laughing to myself at his disdain. I remember thinking the same thing about my parents from time to time. The thing is, I know I have carried on some of their expressions. Isn't that how it works? Things like:

Two things you can't practice for, parenting and drowning.

Don't wish your life away.

Hurting Dogs Bite.

I have to pee like a race horse. (sorry)

Y is a crooked letter.

It's like pulling hens teeth

How does it feel to want?

Hurts so good

It would make a bull dog bite it's chain

If you run with a skunk, you will smell like a skunk,

Does Raggedy Ann have cotton knees?

I'll knock that chip off your shoulder

You look like death standing on a corner eating Life Savers

Jodi, Jess and Candi...I am thinking of a few others....and you know which ones, but I would lose followers if I repeated them. They have to do with nuns, wishes, ponies, and 3rd graders

I looked up the expression "My teeth are floating" on Wiktionary and here is the real meaning....Beau

my back teeth are floating
(informal) I have a strong need to urinate.
Where's the restroom? My back teeth are floating!


  1. Funny, but I have never heard of about 3/4 of the sayings you listed above. Move over, Beau, I'm sitting next to you!
    Some sayings I heard all the time:
    Don't stoop to his level...
    Don't judge him until you've walked in his shoes...
    What do you want? A metal or a chest to pin it on? (Da*n brothers)

  2. Such mean brothers! I guess my Dad made all those up, huh?

  3. By the way...the above picture reflects the HENS TEETH expression......

  4. That is the funniest thing I have read in a long time!!!!!!! I love those sayings! Especially something being as hard as pulling hens teeth cause they dont have any right? Well at least I didn't think they did until I saw that pic. up top. He looks pretty good, scary, but good with teeth. I'll bet Chic Magnet wished he had those teeth!
    And I am sorry I know you were being nice to your followers, but if someone would ever ask dad a silly question he would reply with Does Raggedy Ann have cotton tits!! :)

  5. That is sooo funnny! Yes Michelle, the generational gap still exist!Ok, so here are a few that come to my mind:
    1. Do you want me to knock you into next week?
    2. Do you kiss your mother with that potty mouth?
    3.You better wipe that smirk off before I wipe it for you(I know YOU have heard that one Michelle)
    4.Don't do as I do, do as I say
    5.3 wrongs don't make a right (still don't get that one?)
    Anyways......good memories!

  6. How could I forget about knocking you into next week... Mom said that all the time!! I like the potty mouth one. I will have to remember that! :)

  7. HAHA! I am glad you cleared that up Jo. I so remember him asking us that when we asked something dumb. Ginny... yes...I have heard that one. ;)

  8. Oh wait...the above comment was from MICHELLE! I guess I assumed your computer knew I was the one sitting here.

  9. LOL I haven't heard the teeth are floating one either!! I guess I will join Beau in confusion. :)

  10. Kristy, that is because you are so young ;)