Kid for Hire

I had a friend in college with a much younger sister. He loved that sister dearly, mostly because of the entertainment value that she provided. As she got older, he loved her less because she matured out of the innocent and fun stage. Partly because of that, I've always looked forward to the toddler years of my own kids. Little did I know that the teen years are very much the same. When you're a parent, there is no end to the entertainment value that your children provide.

Listening in on a conversation between Josh and Luke (12 and 8, respectively), Josh said, "it's so much cooler to have armpit hair than chest hair. I think if I get chest hair I'll shave it off." Well, okay then. And all I could think of was the conversation between Josh and Becky on the subject of armpit hair a few months back. Apparently armpit hair is a major milestone in a tween boy's life. I had no idea.

The things that I say as a result of parenting are equally amazing. Like when I told Micah the other day that "no, I do not want to wear a potty seat on my head." In what other dimension would that even come up in normal conversation?

I think it's Luke that takes the prize for weirdest random comment though. He's good at them, apparently. We were in the store the other day, just walking along chatting about whatever, when Luke says, "I can gargle my own spit. Want to hear?"

I should probably hire him out for entertainment. I could pay for his braces in no time.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh I love it. But ummm I hate to tell ya, I'd NEVER pay to hear that. It makes me gag just to think about it :)

But ohhh those entertaining children. I'm glad to know it doesn't all go away after toddlerhood!

Molly C said...

I have a camper who smells EVERYTHING. especially things he wants to eat. So this week I had to say "Will, please stop smelling Trinity (a staffers sister)" Which is not something I expected to say. I think he may be in lurve.

I feel Luke would be a big hit among other male children his age. Although, gargling spit? Gross!

Trannyhead said...

Dude - boys are gross. I know this is pointing out the obvious, but you can never say it often enough. They're grooooosssssss.

Karen Deborah said...

BWAHAHA you have a great life!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Tell him to enjoy that hair for all it's worth, because he probably won't take kindly too it when it migrates out of his armpits and onto his back.

Flea said...

Oh guh-rossss. Gargle his own spit? Ew!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Right! And I can honestly say that they stay just as amazing when they are 18 and 19. Too funny!

imbeingheldhostage said...

sorry, my fingers are in my ears LALALALALALLALALA I can't hear anything about spit being gargled lalalalalalala

(love the boy, but could he find something to talk about that doesn't make me gag?)

Nap Warden said...

They learn to talk, and all bets are off!

the planet of janet said...

i *seriously* love your children.