Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sense Of Humor

Last weekend:

Jed: "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?"

Me: "The bad news."

Jed: "Well, my bike has a flat tire."

Me: "That stinks ." (Slightly stressed about putting more money into the bike.)

Jed:"And the computer crashed again. I can't even get it to boot up...

Me: "Oh no!" (Annoyed about spending more money and knowing from previous experience that our computer will be dismantled and parts strewn about our living room until he can fix it.)

Jed: "... and we may have lost our most recent pictures, that weren't backed up."

Me: "No way!" (This is devastating to me, precious memories, lost.)

Jed: "Yeah and the real kicker is the a/c in the van stopped working again."

Me: "Unbelievable!" (We just paid an astronomical amount to have it fixed earlier this summer, I felt sick to my stomach.)

Jed: "You want your good news now?"

Me: "Ugh, I guess but nothing could make up for all that."

Jed: "None of that is actually true."

Me: "What?!"

Jed: (Grinning from ear to ear.)

Me: (Punched him in the shoulder and walked away.)

This weekend:

Seth: "Mom, Ford took off his diaper!"

Me: "Oh geez!" (He's been doing that a lot lately)

Seth: "He pooped and poop is everywhere!"

Me: "No! No one touch him or the poop! Get away from...." (Running into the florida room, not seeing feces anywhere.)

Seth: (Grinning from ear to ear)

Me: (Giving Seth a suspicious and irritated look while grabbing Ford because he had pulled the tab on one side of his diaper)

Seth: "He didn't really poop." (Giggling to himself)

After thinking for a little bit about the last week, I realize that Seth has been lying to me quite a bit about really silly stuff. I pull him aside,

Me: "Seth, you've been lying to me a lot lately, why?

Seth: (thinks briefly then shrugs) "I dont know, I guess I like to joke a lot."

Me: (Light bulb goes off. Trying not to grin from ear to ear.) "Ok, we'll talk about this more later." (Find Jed to inform him of his spectacular, example setting skills.)

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Gotta love it when they are such good role models!! Just get him back with something great. :-)