Friday, July 18, 2008

Another Boy Story

I have told this story to a few friends here because it has just tickled me to no end.

We have been riding The Boy on being careful about Dad. He's always used The Man as his personal jungle gym. They wrestle on the bed (which makes me unhappy as it's MY bed) when Dad gets home from work and is changing out of his uniform. They pretend box at the drop of a hat, throwing up hands so the other can practice a left hook. The Man being injured has really put a damper on their activities and it's been hard on the kid. He can only understand so much at age 4, you know?

The Boy does very well sleeping in his own bed. Every once in a while, he'll come climb in with us in the middle of the night. We're cool with that. We've had to stop those night time trips because he tends to kick every once in a while and that's a definite no-no on The Man's abdomen. He's been pretty compliant with this, which is surprising. The kid is nothing but stubborn and determined.

The other morning....REALLY early...he came into our room.

The Man was on his side with his back to The Boy. Very gently, that boy tapped his Dad on the butt.

The Boy: "Dad."


The Boy: "Dad."

The Man: "What, Son?"

The Boy: "All the lights are on in the livin' woom."

The Man: "What?"

The Boy: "All the lights are on in the livin' woom."

The Man: "Who turned on all the lights in the living room???"

The Boy: "I did."

I have gotten the best laugh out of this. My son went on to inform his Dad that he needed to get up since the lights were on. And he did.

I'm so glad he doesn't do this to me.


Pikes Pickles said...

Okay THAT was so precious. I could hear the littl e4 year olds voice saying livin woom!

Pikes Pickles said...

Oh - come stop by my blog.

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Kristi said...

Oh man! That is TOO funny. NOt sure how funny it would be early in the morning, but it is sure funny now.

The Man on the Edge said...

I will have to admit in getting a kick out of it myself. He is pretty good about coming and getting me in the morning. That is our time when I do not have to go to work. And, it is usuallly not so early that I mind too much anyway.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

He's a smart little guy isn't he? Because he made it work. Juno still jumps in our bed sometime every night. I don't know how to say "no" and am very impressed yours is able to give dad a break. He needs a pie.

Sugar said...

So cute!