Gender Question

This is the last day of my Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. You can find the challenge rules from my first day’s post Here.

Again, I would like to thank Cosme from bCL Photography for inviting me to participate this challenge, and thank everyone for reading my stories. I am having a lot of fun as you can see. (I am also running out good stories 😉

I would like to invite Suyash Chopra to participate this challenge. Suyash is one of those wise and kind guys I met in this community. I have always learned something every time I visited his blog. I am sure you’ll like his blog as much as I do.

Street Photograph of two boys (watercolor filter)

Street Photograph of two boys (watercolor filter)

A nine year old boy has a fever, so his mother takes him to see a Dr. The receptionist gives them a form to fill out. An opportunity to educate, the mother thinks. She patiently explains to her son why it is necessary to fill out a form. The boy plays with his toy soldiers on the floor; he isn’t listening.

“Name – you write your name here. What’s your name?”

The boy doesn’t answer. She says his name loudly enough for him to hear while writing it down on the paper.

She continues. “Address – do you know our address?”

He doesn’t respond. She says their address and writes it down on the paper.

“Age – You are 9 year old, so you write 9 here. Okay?”

The boy gets up from the floor, plunks himself into the chair next to his mother, still doesn’t make a sound.

“Next… Sex…”

Suddenly she feels a tug at her sleeve. She turns around, her head bumping into her son’s head.

“MOM–” he says and quickly stops himself. He glances around the room. When people stop watching, in an audible voice, he whispers into his mother’s ear, “I haven’t had it yet!”


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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29 Responses to Gender Question

  1. loisajay says:

    Helen…..sitting here shaking my head and laughing! I love what you are doing on Photoshop. Fascinating stuff!

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Lois. TV has more influence to our kids than we realize.
      I am having more fun with Photoshop now. Still, I have a lot more to learn, particularly in layers. ;-(


  2. Amy says:

    :D… I have enjoyed reading all your stories, Helen. 🙂 This one is good! 😀

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  3. Dalo 2013 says:

    🙂 Great way to start my Monday 🙂

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  4. prior says:

    very fun humor – and I like the grainy feel to the image – 🙂

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Helen, I’m laughing now, cute boy!

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  6. Mabel Kwong says:

    Hahaha! Very funny story and that is one smart boy 😀 I like the image too – they seem deep in thought.

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  7. sunsetdragon says:

    You made me chuckle. Like this very much.

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  8. Adhika says:

    Hahaha. Children say the darnest thing!

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Adhika. Actually, that was one of my speech title, and I won the area speech contest with that speech. 😉 I love listening to kids.
      Have a great day.


  9. El Rolyat says:

    This is hilarious!
    Reminds me of a time when First Born was around 6 years old. He had just started school and was beginning to learn how to read.
    I had popped into the pharmacy to buy some medication or other. The shop was full (I think it was during winter, everyone had colds) and I had to wait a while before I reached the counter. Once at the front of the queue and speaking to the pharmacist, First Born by my side, I heard him begin to softly sound out the letters written on a box that was placed on the edge of the counter …
    “Cuh for cat. Oh for orange. Nuh for, um? I can’t remember….Duh for dog! Oh for another orange. Muh for monkey.
    Cuh. Oh. Nuh. Duh. Oh. Muh.”
    Then, shouting excitedly – at the top of his voice “Condom! Mum! What’s a condom?”

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    • Helen C says:

      Ha ha ha… that’s funny. Your story reminds me of a story my college told me long time ago. My college was in a hurry one day and the lady in front of her was driving slowly (on the passing lane). She shouted something like “Move over, you fat ugly lady”. Next day she and her kid went to bank and had to waited in the line. Guess what her kid said? 😉

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  10. Hilarious! The second time one of my blogging friends has made me laugh this morning – a great way to start the day.

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  11. restlessjo says:

    That’s a relief! 🙂 🙂

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