Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Awkward Moments


My son is at the honest stage of life that clearly arrives halfway between ages 4 and 5. He vacillates between the fantasy world of dressing up as Buzz Lightyear, Spiderman, Batman, a Viking (Danish heritage) or Superman and openly questioning his surroundings then offering up observations that at times could stand a smidge of censorship. For instance...

...in the doctor's office waiting room loudly announcing: "He's really, really huge mommy" when a bulky person walked in.

...in the backseat of the car when he asked my cousin's struggling-with-overactive sebaceous-glands teenage son: "Why do you have so many pimples?" Had I not been pretending to be deeply engrossed in scenery outside the window, I'd have hugged the young boy for his response: Because I'm growing up and this is what happens to some people as they grow up. After mulling that one over for a few seconds young Rapha replied: "Yeah. I have them on my toosig"

....in the backseat of the same car, leaning forward and asking my rapidly graying cousin: "Neil, you're kind of old aren't you?"

....any and every time he happens to the be in the room when I undress: "Ooh! Your toosig is really, really big. You eat too much junk"

...fielding a phone call at my behest: "My mommy doesn't want to talk to you right now."

...loudly noting the sexual orientation of a relative's parents: "But he can't have two mommies. Where is the daddy?"

...on the beach: "That man is really hairy. Why does he have hair on his back?"

Were we all this adorable?

5 comments:

just-another-girl said...

That is so cute! :)

Liza said...

My parents took me on the NYC subway when I was about that age. A black man sat somewhere nearby, and apparently I said, "look, a robber". My parents wanted to die, and I believe they were quite certain that they were going to. Imminently.

Stephanie said...

Oh my god, your parents must have been like: "Uh..like.. we're the babysitters?"

Liza said...

Apparently, I was also known to make comments about "chocolate" people as well. All innocent, mind you. I'd clearly made some bad color associations. It's a wonder my parents didn't actually leave me on the subway, I suppose.

BTW, I really enjoy your blog!

Stephanie said...

Chocolate, however, is a very good color association. & tks for the compliment...blush blush...slf