We were talking about getting something to stop before it goes too far and my husband said we need to “Nip it in the butt”.  WHAT???  You know, like a dog chasing after a post man and he’s nipping him in the butt.

I just shook my head and rolled my eyes.

Me: “No honey it’s Nip it in the bud.”
Him: “Why would it be that?”
M: “Because it’s like nipping a weed in the bud stage before it gets too big.”
H: “Oh, I thought it was like when a dog chased a post man and he was nipping at his butt.”
M: “Why?  How does that mean anything?”
H” “I don’t know, that’s what I thought people were saying all these years.”
M: “Well, it’s Nip it in the bud not butt.”

And to think, he really is a smart man, but sometimes come up with real doozies!