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Monday, February 4, 2008

Future Fodder for Therapy

Last night my son was putting scotch tape on his nose. I have no idea why, I try not to analyse the workings of the male brain, especially a 7 yr old male brain. So, back to my story...for reasons known only to my son....he was putting scotch tape on his nose when his father walked into the room.

"Don't do that Michael, it will give you brain damage."
"Oh Daddy, my brain is already damaged."

Now I have never said his brain was damaged, all I ever say is that the testosterone in his body somehow affects the brain waves. Some of the synapses don't quite work right, at times.

Do you think he can call me on this when he is older? Do you think he will be telling his therapist this in about 20 years?

One of my goals as a parent is to make sure my kids have plenty of stories to tell their therapists one day. I believe this goal will be achieved, no problem!!


Jeni said...

Yep, the male of the species seems to always be able to come up with some of the weirdest things and somehow too, as they get older, they manage to turn things around and blame it all on women being fickle. Imagine that, will ya? How can that be?

ChrisB said...

They will store it up I can assure you~ my girls still throw out things I said years ago! What a cute picture.

TheVasquez3 said...

yea after YEARS of therapy i have yet to run out of stories...of course if you ask anyone in my family they are ALL made up...hrmph, go figure!

Alix said...

It's important to keep the therapists lives interesting! and remember to deny it all when he reminds you of it - which is what my Mum does :)
Lovely picture.

nikki said...

I just spit out my Diet Coke. I think you have a little smart alec on your hands.

Heather said...

I have an eight year old male brain in my house, so I know just what you are going through!!!

I wanted to ask you something about Wales. When I was a little girl we lived in England for five years, and visited Wales once on vacation. One of the only things I can remember was eating Mint cakes. Do you know what I'm talking about? They were sugar cakes that had very intense mint flavor. Is this a Wales thing, or just something they feed to tourists? (Or am I completely off base and they don't make anything like this that you've ever heard of in Wales?) ;)

laurie said...


my mother once caught me putting Vaseline on my forehead. i have no idea why.

Irene Latham said...

He is adorable! Just wait till he is 13. :)

lisa marie said...

Oh yes, he will call you on it. I remember sitting with my four children eating lunch when they were all being a little rambunctious and Mikal was at the lead. My daughter was saying but Mama Mikal. . .and I snapped well, Mikal is a retard. I have never lived that one down even though it was at least 10 years ago. :)

Sandy said...

spazmo is the word of the week at my house - I made the mistake of calling the dog a spazmo. I should have known better.

suchsimplepleasures said...

that is hysterical!! my youngest just like band-aids on his face, his feet...well, anywhere. maybe we can get a two-for-one deal, with the therapist!!

Jennifer said...

Everyone knows applying scotch tape to the nose indicates superior intelligence. The kid is just gifted, that's all. Buy him a slide rule and a pocket protector and turn him loose on Silicone Valley!

Debra w said...


That is actually a very funny response he gave your husband! A sense of humor indicates high intelligence!

What an adorable little guy!

Debbie said...

Absolutely he can call you in this, and all the other family stories you have deemed unbloggable, due to fear of incarceration.;)
My brother and I constantly remind our mother of how she broke us (jokingly of course).

(by the way, I've added your blog to our blogroll, if that's OK with you?)

Cynthia said...

My oldest son is in the gifted program at school. Do we honor and praise his giftedness? Heck no! He is just reffered to as "Special Ed" in our house. One day the gifted kids went on a field trip and rode the short bus. He still talks about how great it was. He will be 16 in a few weeks. He wants one of those t-shirts that say"I ride teh short bus"

I hope I haven't offended anyone. I never intend to, but my husband says he is ussually on pins and needles waited to see what comes out of my mouth. He just always tells people that I am Yankee and was born in NJ and everyone just shakes their head like that explains everything. It gives me license to say whatever I want!

Beccy said...

Laughing at 'One of my goals as a parent is to make sure my kids have plenty of stories to tell their therapists one day', so that's why I do and say the things I do!

Anonymous said...

There is no way that your two blessings will need therapy. How could they, they have remarkable parents who do more with their kids than most parents I know. Love you