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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A-Man Uncensored

He just looks like trouble, doesn't he?

He is....but he is a little sweetheart too.  He recently told his little sister not to say that mom was fat because it would make her sad.  He is right.  It would make me sad.

He is also smart.  I am not sure yet if it is "book" smart or "street" smart though.

Since the time he was really little, he has had a way of working around the rules - not in a malicious way, but in a way, where he has thought things out and, while twisting them a bit - finds a way to basically follow my rules.

Here is an example:

It has always been a rule in our house, that you do  not say "Shut Up!".   It was the rule when I was growing up too.  It just sounds rude.    Anyway, when he was about 2...maybe 3....when he would get upset at a sibling...he would shout... "Shut the Door Up!"  He said it with the same tone of voice someone would normally use when they were telling someone to actually Shut Up.  The kicker came when he was questioned about it.  He matter of factly stated, that I had said that they couldn't say "Shut Up"....not, "Shut the Door Up". 

Here is another one....this one too started when he was about 2 or 3:

Another rule in our house is that you do not call anybody else in the household "stupid".

Leave it to A-man to find a way around that one too.

When he thought they deserved it, he would call them.....Stuart.  Yup, Stuart.  Imagine it said in the same derisive tone as the word "stupid" and you have got it.  Again, when questioned, he replied with, "You never said we couldn't say Stuart!"

This kind of creative thinking has turned into a very funny little guy....

Like the time I asked him to help me get dinner ready and get the bag of chicken breasts out of the freezer.  He replied, "Oh, you mean the chicken boobs?"  I am not even sure how he figured out in his 6 years on this earth that breasts and boobs are the same thing - but it was funny.

Here is one final A-man story for the day.  Our neighbor recently got married to a very nice man. 

In May, the 13th fell on a Friday.  A-man said, " Oh, no, our neighbor is going to put on a mask and come get us....with an axe!"  First of all, let me assure you he was joking.  He didn't really think our neighbor was going to come get us.   Let me also assure you that none of my children have seen any of the Friday the 13th movies.  I, myself,  have only partially seen one of them -  through my fingers at a 9th grade slumber party ( and My Bloody Valentine.....yuck....oh, how I wish I could erase the snippets of those movies from my mind....oh, be careful little eyes what you see....oh, be careful little ears what you hear......)

Anyway, can you guess our neighbor's new husband's name?


Gotta love that kid!

He actually comes up with new ones almost every day - but some would get lost in translation.  All of them make me wonder what he is going to be when he grows up and how we can harness his mind and this skill for good, not evil!