Just after a TV ad for the erectile dysfunction drug Levitra aired Calypso turned to me and asked, "Why is 4 hours the magic number for an erection lasting too long? I mean really, I think after 3 and a half hours it would be kind of problematic. I'm not a guy but I think I might be saying, 'Down boy!'" With that last bit she made motions as if she were trying to push down some great object with her hands.
I had to laugh and say I really didn't know what the medically delineating factor was in determining how long was too long for something hard and long. She went on to add, "Ok, so if a guy is with his wife maybe a 4 hour boner would be a good think but I'm thinking if it happens at work when some cute girl walks by it has to be a bad thing." I made note of her logic as I continued to chuckle.
The movie resumed and a scene of an implicit quickie in a bathroom occurred. Calypso asserted, "See, good thing his boner didn't last 4 hours!" I laughed and nodded my assent at which point Isaac walked into the room and wanted to know what all the hilarity was about. We recounted the discussion and he thought we were a bit touched in the head. He sat down to log onto the computer.
A few minutes later he called up from the screen, "Mom, what's a poly-GAME-ist?" After my giggles from his mispronunciation stopped (because let's face it I was already primed for silliness and the mistake had set in motion all manner of absurd images in my mind, not the least of which was Bull Paxton controlling his wives via mental manipulation and who enjoyed board game conventions, but I digress...) I told him a polygamist was a man with many wives all at once. I don't remember who pointed out that a 4 hour erection might be necessary in order to keep up with multiple wives. I was too busy trying to catch my breath in between guffaws.