I’m Laughing So Hard I Can’t Stop

January 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm 2 comments

Red:  “Can I have this?”, sweet voice, with hand holding a banana right up in my computer blog-reading face.

Mommy:  “Yeah, you can have a banana…after, um, you put on some pants, as cute as those und*erwear are.”

Red:  “But, uh, I’m getting a massage.”

Mommy:  Confused, dazed.  “Huh?  You’re what?  Who is giving you a ‘massage’?”

Red:  “My feet.  Over there.  I’ll get my pants wet.” , and I note the foot massage machine fired up with Sis manning the deck.

Mommy:  “Oh, I see.  Go on then.” 

A banana-fest and a foot massage in super-hero un*dies and a red sweatshirt

Does life really GET any better than that? 

Seriously.  THAT is the life, right there.   Man, my kids crack me up…totally!

[Edit:]  I just went to check things out (water IS involved).  He’s also playing his brother’s GameBoy, and he looks up at me and says, “I could really use a drink.” 

Gee, me, too! I’m thinkin!  Me, too, kid!

[Edit 2…this just keeps getting better]  Same tiny voice interrupts my “save” to my {edit} blogging: 

“Mom, I need you to scratch my legs very badly.” 

Mom:  “You do.”

Red:  “Yes, they itch very badly.”  (He’s all about proper adverb use these days…everything is “very badly”.)

Mom attempts to scratch.

Red:  “Scratch harder!”

Mom:  “Well, I’m trying, but you keep moving my hand, where do you want me to scratch exactly?”

Red:  “Oh, you aren’t scratching hard enough.  I’m going to get Dad!”

Mom:  “Oh, well, please do!”

Dad couldn’t, apparently he’s in the middle of a massage right now, too.

What the? …

{edit 3}

Boy Wonder enters:  “Mom, why do you keep laughing so hard?”

Mom recounts story, still laughing at the scenes.

Boy Wonder:  “Hey mom, don’t leave, you can stay here (and watch me play Madden ’08 PS II football).” 

Mom:  “Right.”  Does the inequity of any of this strike anyone but me?

Boy Wonder:  “Hey I know, you can work on the Rubix cube some more!”

Mom:  still think about inequity…”I’ll get right on that.”

I go pour myself a Diet Ginger Ale like it was a mixed drink and gulp two juice cups down.  And…I’m still laughing at the scenes!

Entry filed under: Everyday, Family, Parenting.

A Good LIST of Nothing Always Makes it Seem More Like Something Oh, Decorating, Oh Decorating… (to the tune of Oh Tannenbaum)

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ~E  |  January 5, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Sounds like a great Friday night — family and laughter. Oh and if Goldilocks ever runs out of family members willing to participate in the foot massages, just give me a call.

  • 2. Under His Wings  |  January 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I love your blog!!! My 7 year old says some awesome things too–the other day I made the mistake of casually commenting (lamenting) on the fact that I had to do a circumcision that day on rounds. E said, “What’s a circum…cision” as he is chewing at the table, Momma B “Uh…it’s where I trim loose skin from a little boy’s private area…” E, “Oh, I thought you said you needed Nutri-system”. Now, the code around my house, “gotto go do a Nutrisystem…”

    love, B

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