Sunday, August 23, 2009

Not My Child Monday!

Howdy y’all – we’re playing along for the first time with Not My Child Monday!  Head over to My Charming Kids for more… please, just to confirm that my kiddo is entirely normal.
This week, it was not my kiddo who was thoroughly amused by a complete stranger in a restaurant.  You know, those kindly older men who look like Santa and are willing to make all kinds of silly faces?  Yeah… Itty Bit didn’t spend a good 20 minutes having a gigglefest from two tables away with this guy.
And when the guy stood up to leave and waved at Itty Bit… I did not prompt my little guy to wave back.
He did not wave slowly then look at me in total confusion and say, “Who’s that?”
Not my child who found his inner cowboy on his first trail ride… riding double with Mommy.
Not my buckaroo who kicked Moi out of the saddle and told her to skedaddle (hey, that rhymes!)
And it was not my ‘lil trickrider who scared the living snot out of me 11 seconds later when he did THIS:


Not my child who triggered a massive fit of public laughter when he walked through a department store, spanking every mannequin.  I did not allow him to do so after receiving atrocious (actually NON-EXISTENT) assistance from the snobbish salespeople.

Hey, at least he’s not knocking their heads off, right?  (You’ve been warned… that is a terrible and traumatic story that may convince you to never shop with a toddler again).


And though my niece is not my child, she might as well be Itty Bit’s twin.  And her momma sure taught her well.

At a beautiful formal tea, our sweet May-May did not pull out a pirate hat and give us this:


Classic, no?


And it is not my child who decided this week, that my teapot would be an ideal train transporter.

And being the logical and flexible mother that I am, I certainly would not let him take it to bed and (gasp) fall asleep next to it.

And then, it would most certainly not be the mother of this well-adjusted (and creative I might add) child who actually risked waking him up to snap a picture for the blog posterity…



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Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

He is just the cutest. Man our little guys are so much alike.

Unknown said...

SPANKING mannequins -- thats hysterical!!! and I love the teapot transporter... boys are SO much fun aren't they?? have a great monday!

Alicia W. said...

I love your version of "Not my child Monday". He looks like a natural on that horse.. A mini Mr. Daddy in the making. :)

Brandi said...

Love it! Oh, dear Lord. . . spanking mannequins! And let me just say May May is a trip! :)

Kmama said...

Great not me's!! I followed the link to read about beheading mannequins and I was laughing out loud. Too darn funny!!

He & Me + 3 said...

I wish I could be a fly on the wall when you take Itty Bit shopping. He is hysterical. Him & Stunt Man could turn a Gap Store upside down...LOL
Love the picture of him on the horse. So cute.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Life with a boy... never a dull moment! LOVED the pictures!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Killlashandra said...

Ah the natural cowboy. I'm familiar with that one. Cute picture. Now he'll want all the trappings to go along with his new hobby too. :)

Foursons said...

I love that Itty Bit acted like you had no clue that he was playing with Santa when he walked by.

And what a dare-devil he is. Rodeo cowboy one day?

And I know you taught him how to spank the mannequins behinds. Come on. Fess up!

Doesn't everybody sleep with a teapot? How weird that you don't. ;)

Floortime Lite Mama said...

That is NOT the cutest story ever Love your stories

Pam said...

Not your child.....but you love like he was huh?
Great pics...

Stacy said...

Look Ma, No hands!! LOL!

They are brave when they are young. Luckily most horses know when they have a baby on board and are pretty good. :)

Love your little pirate niece, that is so cute!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Very funny!
The horse pic. was darling-my eight year old at two was riding a horse-He LOVES them!!!!
The pirate pic. had me laughing outloud-too perfect!

Kameron said...

Well, you have come one step up without the mere mention of the word poop!! :o) I wish I could have seen the manequin bum slapping. I would have laughed right along with ya!

Emily said...

love it! He's a little bundle of energy that's for sure! ;) said...

I love all of the things that Itty Bit did NOT do this week and the pix to go with them. And yes your neice is a wonderful pirate. Love it!

Megan said...

Spanking the mannequins, huh? LMAO!! Hilarious!

Love the pirate face, too!