10 May 2013

Friday Funny

Happy Mother's Day!

I had just finished a phone conversation with my mom. After I hung up, my 8-year-old almost-adopted son asked why I still call her "Mom."

"Because she's my mom," I answered, puzzled.

"You still have to call her Mom?" he repeated. "I thought you were old enough to call her by her name."

"Oh, so you think you get to call me Deborah when you're grown up?" I teased.

"Yes," came the reply, with an unexpected afterthought, "Deborah!"

After family prayers that night, he called out, "Goodnight," (long pause) "Deborah!"

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During one of our shopping trips, my 10-year-old newly adopted son asked me what it's like to be a teenager. I told him teenagers don't want anyone to do anything for them. They feel a sense of independence, and they want it to grow.

When we arrived at the grocery store, my son had me undo his seatbelt.

"Why?" I asked, temporarily thrown off guard.

"Because," he replied in matter-of-fact sincerity, "I want you to do everything for me while you still can."

hangin' with mom

14 comments :

  1. Kids say the funniest things! :)

    I pray that you are blessed this Sunday by the knowledge that you have sown seeds of love in all of us your lucky readers and that I consider myself blessed to call you friend.

    Blessings to you always dear friend. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stitchy. I do hope I'm doing good here. That is the goal. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!

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  2. LOL very good reasoning behind the second one

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    1. Ha ha, Pat! Yuppers. That's a pre-teenage attitude for ya!

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  3. That is an adorable and funny story!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I'm so glad I kept a good journal all those years so I can go back and remember the good stuff!

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  4. He sounds like a real character. Kind of like his mom. :)

    Have a great weekend, and I hope you get to put in some happy miles.

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    1. A chip off the old block, eh, Sue? Not so sure he'd like that!!! ;)

      Did indeed get good miles over the weekend. And my first Mother's Day phone call ever.

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  5. Kids say the funniest things, don't they? Great sense of humour!

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    1. Thanks, CameraGirl! He is such a clown. Still, to this day!

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  6. Now that is a lovely snowflake! When the Goatson was about 3, the Goatmother was in church with him one Sunday. The church had a special sound proof room to the side for young children and babies so crying wouldn't disturb others of the congregation. The service was piped in via microphone and could bee seen through the sound proof glass. On this particular Sunday, the lector came out and announced this was the so and so Sunday after Easter. The Goatson looked around and said with wonder, in his small voice, 'Is that God?' :) Everyone in the 'cry room' cracked up. Yes, kids say the darndest things. :)

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    1. Marigold, that's PRICELESS!!! Thank you for sharing! That's the first time you've ever mentioned the goatson! Now I see he has a little bit of Taz in him!!!

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  7. The logic of children is strange, wonderful and has the sort of truth that can only come from the innocent. Out of the mouth of babes....

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    1. True, TG! Kids truly do say some of the most thought-provoking things!

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