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  • When Things Are Askew

    January 21, 2007

    This morning I was trying to get Sean dressed for Sunday school and made the mistake of trying to help him put on his socks. After he yelled, “NO! I DO IT MYSELF!” I deduced that he didn’t want my help. I’m intuitive like that.

    For three or four minutes, I watched him wrestle the sock onto his little square Fred Flintstone foot and somehow I managed to resist the unbearable urge to DO IT FOR HIM. After he got his sock on, I noticed that he had the heel part in the front and I advised him that perhaps he might want to turn it around.

    “You need to turn your sock around dude,” I said, “Your sock is askew. Can you say askew?”

    And then without missing a beat he said, “Okay, but then you have to say God bless you.”

    God bless you my funny little boy. How you make me laugh.


    1. wordgirl says:

      Oh my gosh! He’s got quite the sophisticated sense of humor!

      January 21st, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    2. Sarah S. says:

      I love him so much! He needs to hang out with my Riley — they would have a ball!

      January 21st, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    3. Becci says:

      I just discovered your blog…I have to comment how mush I love your writing! It’s been nearly 26 yrs since I tucked my youngest into his crib, and yet you made me “feel” that night/last time once again! You are extremely talented as a writer! Will you write a book? I will stand in line to buy/read you!

      January 21st, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    4. Roxanne says:

      It is NEVER too early to work on a broad and entertaining vocabulary.

      January 21st, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    5. Luv2bhsmama says:

      I love it! Kids say the best things.

      January 21st, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    6. Linda says:

      He is definitely quick on his feet. That is what we commonly refer to as a “precious moment”.

      January 21st, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    7. Kilikina says:

      That is really funny! I came to your site via Everyday Mommy and added you to my bloglines. I have seen you comment from time to time, and you might have even visited my blog. I’m not sure.

      But I am getting ready to enjoy reading some of your past posts, as Jules @ Everyday Mommy shared with us just how funny some of your posts can be!

      January 21st, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    8. jen says:

      Awesome – just awesome.
      I often tell my little handsome that he is the funniest person I’ve ever met . . . but I can’t remember the stories long enough to blog about them – darn!

      January 21st, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    9. Margaret says:

      What a funny boy! Love the term antique mommy – I am one too! (Got here via Everyday Mommy)

      January 21st, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    10. Paulette1958 says:

      That precious precious boy. He is precious because you are his antique mommy!

      January 21st, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    11. theresa says:

      That is funny!

      January 22nd, 2007 at 6:45 am

    12. An Iowa Mom says:

      Sean is very much like my Emily. Insists on doing everything herself. She, too, puts her socks on with the heel up … only is stubborn enough not to let me change it, or even suggest I change it. All day, I’ll see it on wrong and CRINGE! LOL! Some day I hope I’ll appreciate her independence, however, right now it irritates the crap out of me at times.

      January 22nd, 2007 at 8:32 am

    13. chilihead says:

      Must. Eat. Child. UP.

      January 22nd, 2007 at 8:59 am

    14. Annemarie says:

      Last night as I lay in bed contemplating the sheer misery of being 8 1/2 months pregnant, I told my hubby what I really needed was a gut-busting laugh. My eternal thanks to you for supplying it this morning!


      ps. I found your blog via Everyday Mommy.

      January 22nd, 2007 at 9:07 am

    15. Antique Mommy says:

      Annemarie –

      Tis a far better thing to enjoy a gut-busting laugh than a butt-gusting laugh. Pehaps I should cross stitch that bit of wisdom on a pillow or something.

      ~ AM

      January 22nd, 2007 at 9:16 am

    16. qtpies7 says:

      Love it! But I can tell you where he gets it. Look at that comment by AM……… butt-gusting laugh?? Yeah, he gets it from his momma.

      January 22nd, 2007 at 9:24 am

    17. Jan says:

      I have a 6 year old that is (and was!) very much like your boy, saying things that just leave me with my mouth hanging open or laughing hysterically. I have been emailing my friends and family with stories for years. It only gets better as they get older!

      January 22nd, 2007 at 10:46 am

    18. Teri says:

      I love your “askew” take on life. I remember when my youngest surprised me with his vocabulary…one instance involved the word pollinate when he was just 6-years old. His grandmother couldn’t believe it and I just laughed until I almost wet my pants.

      Ciao bella…enjoy the ride, the detours and the scenery. It passes by all too quickly.

      (aka “The sideways chica”)

      January 22nd, 2007 at 11:17 am

    19. Shalee says:

      “How you make me laugh.”

      Me too.

      Sean is adorable, just like his mom.

      January 22nd, 2007 at 11:25 am

    20. jen says:

      One day they will look back and say I said what?

      January 22nd, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    21. Kara says:

      LOL what a smart little guy! That is hilarious!

      January 22nd, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    22. Crazy Working Mom says:

      *LOL* That is too funny! It’s so amazing how independent they can be. Mine are the same way. : )
      Great post.

      January 22nd, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    23. Sarah's in the Midst of It says:

      Oh my goodness that’s cute! 🙂

      January 22nd, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    24. Kacey says:

      Beside being adorable, he is smart as a whip! God Bless You , indeed!

      January 22nd, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    25. HolyMama! says:

      oh, that is a smart, smart little child. Ha. i’ll think of him every time i hear that word from now on. 🙂

      January 22nd, 2007 at 8:49 pm

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