Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Next Thing You Know, He'll Start Sulking In His Room

It is a family tradition that when we eat dinner, the three of us as our little family, we share the best thing that happened to us during the day. I feel it is a way to start positive conversations, and give each other a glimpse of how our days went.

Last night, Hubba-hubba told us that he had a fun time at lunch because he met a friend he hadn't seen in a long time, and it gave them a chance to talk and catch up.

From stage left, a little voice pipes up, with timing worthy of the greatest comedian and says, "Boooo-riiiing."

Hello young child who cannot even tie his own shoe, how did you go from five to fifteen in a matter of three seconds? When did this jaded world view become yours?

We've got a looooong road ahead of us, don't we?

22 comments:

Lucy Stern said...

It is amazing what will come out of the mouth of babes....Happy Thanksgiving.

Awesome Mom said...

You are going to have your hands full!

Margaret said...

May be a long road, but I can use my psychic abilities and see that it will be a fun and entertaining one. And those seem to be the best ones. :)

Liz said...

Oh indeed you do, my dear!

Scout said...

Oh gosh. It's just beginning. You do, indeed, have a long road ahead of you. Enjoy it.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Oh Christ, does that suck!

Heather said...

Haha!

We were at a dinner event the other night, where my friend was playing a short pre-dinner concert. Part way through his concert, Maddie said (in a loud stage whisper so that the other tables around us heard her loud and clear) "I'm BORED!"

Patois said...

It's always a shock when we slightly sarcastic folk give birth to the same.

Family Adventure said...

"And so it begins.."

Heidi

Anvilcloud said...

Ya gotta wonder if kids should be kept in isolation form each other until they are older. What they learn from each other isn't always good.

Atasha said...

Ahh, yes but I'm sure it will be full of laughs. A few days ago while driving, I was explaining to Christopher why he should stop hitting his sister in her face with his luvey.
Mid way he sighed out loudly and said, "Oh, shush mama. You talk too much!" I mean what do you say?

Autumn's Mom said...

Sigh, it happens. You get many more glimpses until he becomes a full blown annoying teen ager. Autumn "mother"'d me this weekend. I actually did a double take. It was the first time. :( Brat. I've grounded her from saying it again til she's 30.

Beenzzz said...

Yep, it begins early doesn't it? It lasts for a LOOOOONG time too. :) Hang in there.

wordgirl said...

Sign that kid up for a Friar's Club membership. He's got timing AND attitude.

Ana said...

Mr. P is sure full of personality! lol! Lil Man has a bit of that spice too, so I feel you.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Much Blessing to you and yours!

Jess T said...

Ipes! :) Sometimes you just want to hug and whack them at the same time. :) Goofy kids.

Happy Turkey Day!

Maddy said...

All contributions welcome!
Happy Thanksgiving

Nance said...

See, this is what happens when we allow our children to mix with others OR watch television. We lose control. Little by little, we give it right up.

Damn.

Bammy said...

giggling... Mr P and must have been siblings at one time... lol.. LOVE that kid... and oh.. be afraid.. be very afraid.. henny youngman needs a rplacement..lol..

Ginger said...

It doesn't seem to take long to pick up on the attitude. I really hate the "whatever" answer, myself.

Happy Thanksgiving.

gmcountrymama said...

They seem to start waaaayyy earlier with the sarcasm these days. I don't think I started saying disrespectful things to my parents until I was at least 8 years old.
Happy Turkey Day!

captain corky said...

Have I ever told you how brilliant your kid is? I love it. His storries always make me laugh. :)