Monday, May 9, 2011

De-Motivator/De-Moralizer in My Midst

And I've got to keep him around because I love him so stinking much!

Ah, my 10-year-old son. A very perceptive and thoughtful (as in deep-thinking, not innately courteous, haha) young man. Just full of little off-handed remarks this weekend that made me SO VERY GLAD to ship his butt back to school this morning.

"Hmm, is that a new shirt? It makes you look pregnant." (Ok, this is the shirt I felt SO PRETTY wearing, haha. He was able to finally fumble through his explanation, it's the empire waist that reminds him of pregnancy clothes. Not how he described it, of course.) My 12-year-old daughter finally told him, "Blake, you should shut up now before mom puts you out of the car."

"You are looking a lot smaller now, but I thought it would be faster than this since you had a surgery."

"You got your hair cut! I liked it longer. You should grow it back."

When I said that they didn't need to have another piece of cake, that we all needed to work on healthy eating, "I know mom, but I don't think any of us would get as fat as you used to be."

ARGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Go back to school! Go stay with your dad! The thing is, these aren't meant to be *mean* comments, they are just his little musings that he is running without a filter. The filter will be the duct tape I put over his mouth if he keeps it up.

Oh, but I did have a good one with my youngest son late last week. We had walked up to the little store and on the way back, he wanted me to run with him. I actually did! Cannot *think* of the last time I ran. It wasn't far, just a block or so at the most. My 10-year-old was ahead of us on his bike. My little guy was grinning from ear to ear as we ran together and he yelled ahead to his brother, "Mom is running! She's really running! Look at her, Blake!" Laugh, I agree, it was quite remarkable. And probably quite a sight.

After a short distance, though, he said, "Mom, go faster, you're really just jogging now." Yes, but I'm not collapsing onto the ground with a heart attack, either, you goofball.


  1. kids really a lot of times just say what comes to their heads and unfortunately there is no filter. I love that you were running with them this weekend. That was a sweet lil story.

  2. ahh kids and no filters! Love the running story - Evie tells me now - she wants to eat a Peanut butter sandwich after she goes running, because that is often what I have!

  3. Out of the mouths of babes lol.

  4. Duck tape, HA!!! That is a good one. Gotta love those kiddos. And we are doing that here too "really do you need a second helping of _____________? (cake, cookies, ice cream)" NO is our answer of course! Aaargh!

  5. Your hilarious Julie!! Your kids just get it from you :) totally understand in the no filter thing!!