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What it's like to be The Boy [Oct. 30th, 2008|09:26 pm]
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It seems that The Boy and Sophie have created a bit of a scandal over at the elementary school. After they were spotted holding hands at the carnival, The Boy endured quite a bit of teasing, which lead to this conversation:

The Boy: The kids were laughing at me, so I came up with a plan. I tricked them all by telling them I didn't like Sophie.
Husband: But what if that gets back to Sophie?
The Boy: That's not part of my plan.

We had a long talk about it, and I gave him permission to play the Whatever card. That means that if the other kids start to tease him, he can shrug and say, "Whatever." It's a tactic we came up with way back when he was in preschool. Because The Boy is endlessly polite, getting to say Whatever to someone is a very big deal.

Even when the other kids aren't hard on him, he's hard on himself. My cousin down the street set up a moonwalk this evening, in preparation for the big Halloween party tomorrow night. Middle Daughter and The Boy walked down to try it out before supper, and apparently it didn't go well. The Boy was a bit overwhelmed and was hesitant to get in, although he did eventually give it a try. Unfortunately, he got over his trepidation right about the time they had to come home.

He came stomping into the house very annoyed with himself, grumbling, Who in the world is afraid of a giant inflatable house of fun?

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[User Picture]From: science_chic
2008-10-31 03:17 am (UTC)
The boy sounds a lot like my boy. He went through a whatever phase and that saying was banned but there are times when I tell him he can use the whatever and it excites him to get to use it. We are in a "dude" phase right now.
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[User Picture]From: nikki_herself
2008-10-31 12:35 pm (UTC)
My daughter's seriously afraid of those things too.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-11-01 03:30 am (UTC)
Aww, what a sweet and sensitive little guy!
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[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2008-11-01 04:49 pm (UTC)
Your boy is the cutest little thing ever.
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2008-11-04 03:21 pm (UTC)
"that's not part of my plan." - LOL - I just love that boy! I always enjoy your stories about him.

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