Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Things Kids Do
The other day I was looking at someone's post on facebook. I don't play around over there very often but this note caught my attention. This woman had just returned from a Build a Bear Workshop where she'd taken her four year old to build a bear. Apparently the child completely freaked when stuffing was removed from the toy to put in the "heart"...certain, I guess, the 'horsey' was being KILLED. Of course the mom was distressed that her kiddo lost it. Hey! Most of us know that kids can often surprise us with the things they say and do. Naturally the comments about the traumatic Build A Bear episode caused other comments to surface and I SWEAR, it was so funny the stories that were told about things their kids had done.
Both of my kids are grown now but I still remember those embarrassing moments. Like the time my very very young son reached into my shopping cart in the middle of a crowded check out line at the grocery store and held up a tube of hemorroid medicine and yelled...hey mom! Is this for Dad's butt? Yep. He did. I also remember this same kid burying his face under my jacket for most of the movie Jurassic Park, whimpering about how scared he was. On the way home with my husband and I, he's practically bouncing in the back seat....ah, MAN, That was the BEST movie I've ever SEEN.
You've gotta laugh.
I have a habit, like most of you I'm sure, of singing to the radio as I drive. Don't sing worth a flip but that's okay. Remember that song from the 80's....If you like Pina Coladas, Getting Caught in the Rain blah blah? I'm singing along when my daughter sings out from the back seat...If you like PIIIIIIINK ENCHILADAAAAAS! I think she was about 6 yrs old and deadly serious as she belted it out.
Anyway, I think it's funny what we remember sometimes, especially as our kids become NOT kids anymore. Have a funny story to tell? A special memory? Come on. Give.