Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top 'o the Mornin' to ya!!!

CuriousGeorge (age7) came downstairs wide-eyed this morning:
"MOM! Do you know what Phoebe told me?! She said if you wear green today,
you get a kiss (with the girls-have-cooties face);
and if you don't, you get a pinch."
I giggled as I shielded my eyes from the blazing orange outfit he was wearing.
After explaining the higher probability of getting pinched by all the boys in his class,
he came out of his closet in head-to-toe camo.

MonkeyButt (age 9) was then reminded and was on the hunt for some green.
It was close to bus time so I entered his closet, threw him a pair of jeans,
some (coincidently) green underwear, and a blue shirt with green letters on it.
"That's not green!"
"Bud, you don't have to have a green shirt, just something with green on it."
"But what if one of the guys comes up behind me and pinches me cuz I have a blue shirt on."
"Well, (not my proudest parenting moment) pinch 'em back! And if they don't think it's enough green, you could always pull your pants down."
Picturing that phone call from the principal, I added the fine print: "That was not me giving you permission to pull your pants down, by the way!"

Mom: "Happy St. Patrick's Day, SpiderMonkey!"
SpiderMonkey (age 3): "It's Patrick's Day?!! Is he gonna be at my school?!"


Mandy said...

HI Kate!! Sure have missed you! Seems like I am trying to keep up with you and your number of boys! ;)

Double Wide Mom said...

YAY! Happy St. Pat's do you! Cute blog and way to go mom, teaching self-defense!

Linda said...

Hey it looks like you are back from the dead in the blogging world. Welcome! Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blog. I do have girls I can shop and chat with but I also have 4 boys! Well, 5 if you count my husband and I think you should! Keep blogging and I promise to come back!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That made me laugh so hard. Can you even imagine explaining that to the principal! : ) Super cute story!

Bethany said...

I probably would have told my son the same thing, and then lived to regret it, LOL!
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