Regular readers of this blog already know that I have a somewhat unhealthy interest in the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes match-up. I really need to get a life. I was driving the kids to the Y today and listening to the radio when I heard the announcement that Katie Holmes is expecting. Out loud and to the radio I muttered, "Oh gross." I was instantly peppered with 75 questions from Hank.
What's gross, Mom?
I wasn't thinking too clearly about the asker of that question so I just said, "Oh nothing. Somebody's having a baby."
Why's that gross?
Why is it bad?
Did they just look at each other or something?
Who is Tom Cruise?
Is it bad to have a baby?
You said it was gross why is it gross why did you say that?
I couldn't think fast enough how to get myself out of the sticky situation so instead of continuing to provide lame answers I said, "Who wants candy when we get to the Y? What kind do you want and why? Discuss."