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The Boy Went Over the Mountain [Feb. 28th, 2006|10:40 pm]
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The Boy has been staying up very late for the last week or so, which means he is now a total bear, complete with growliness and a lumbering, shuffly step.

He gets very grumpy when he's tired, does The Boy - and isn't shy about sharing with the rest of us. He also gets very frustrated, collapsing in puddles of despair over any tiny setback. Can't find the yellow marker? Wailing and gnashing of teeth. Can't tear off the exactly right length of tape? Moaning and flailing of various limbs.

When he's tired like this, he becomes especially frustrated with Husband and me for not letting him interrupt. Normally, if we ask him to wait until we've at least managed to finish our current sentence, he complies with only minor impatience. During weeks like this, we're more likely to be met with a howling No!! I'm trying to tell you about something different!!

Sometimes, though, he's a bit more subtle. I knew we were in for a long evening when he greeted me with a picture as I walked in the door. It was two elephants, with open mouths and bared teeth. 

"Ask me why the elephants are angry" he commanded. 

"Why are the elephants angry?" I obligingly asked.

"Because their Daddy wouldn't listen to them" he said, with a distinctively warning tone.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2006-02-28 09:28 pm (UTC)
ROFLMAO!! I love The Boy. Priceless.

Not too long ago, Jake did something similar. He showed me a picture of him as a knight battling a dragon. When I asked why the knight wanted to kill the dragon (I'm partial to dragons) he responded "The dragon is only a mythical beast. It is a metaphor for my frustration with you when you aren't listening to me."

Gotta love 8 year olds with great vocabulary.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2006-03-01 06:38 am (UTC)
Sounds like there is something bothering him that he tried to tell his dad but at the time dad wasn't listening, or at least the Boy doesn't feel like he was heard.

My girl does stuff like this sometimes. How you can find any humor in it makes you a far better mom than I.
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From: blissonbliss
2006-03-01 08:06 am (UTC)
How come my kid doesn't do stuff like this? What a smart kid!
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[User Picture]From: no_hdaisy
2006-03-01 12:13 pm (UTC)
Oh! he's so funny!
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-03-01 05:23 pm (UTC)
I love your son.

I may someday choose to kill mine (well, maybe just the older one). But I love yours.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-04 04:21 am (UTC)

Just Had To Ask

By the way, does The Boy have a fan club yet? Because I want to join!

Kes
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-04 05:40 am (UTC)

Welcome to my life

Feel lucky, it's not an everyday common occurance. Switch with you anyday, it would be a vacation for me.
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