November 30, 2011

Funny Four year old

My Christopher is just the sweetest little boy.  He is so funny and so sincere that he just makes me smile.  These are some things about him that I've written down over the last little while that I just didn't want to forget, and I thought they might make you smile too.

One time around 3 in the morning he woke up screaming because his foot hurt (He sometimes has growing pains). After a long while, I finally got him to calm down and I tucked him back in bed.  I leaned over to tell him good night and that I loved him but he shushed me.  He said he was worried I was going to wake up his stuffed animals.  How thoughtless of me.

Last night he came into our room crying because he had had a scary dream about a giant.  He cuddled with me for a while, and then I took him back into his room and tucked him in.  He was still worried about dreaming about the giant, so I told him that maybe he could dream that a fairy came and shrank the giant so he was really really small.  He looked at me like I was crazy and said "Mom, I only dream about boy things, not girl things like fairies."  We decided a wizard could probably do the job just as well, and that was more acceptable to him.

Once I had to carry him up to his room while he was kicking and screaming to put him in time out for a while.  I don't remember what he did, but he was mad.  It was during Nathan's nap time, and as I was leaving, Christopher stopped his fit and told me in a very serious voice to make sure I closed his door so he wouldn't wake up Nathan.  I closed the door and then he started screaming and crying again.

Once he told me that he wanted to be a hockey goalie, but then changed his mind and said he wanted to be a dad instead, but he wanted to ride a motorcycle.

He doesn't quite understand the meaning of "yeah right" when said with the sarcastic inflection.  (Did that make sense?) So he'll often say "yeah right" in a way that sounds like he's saying it meaning "you've got to be kidding me" when he really does mean "yes".  It's just really funny to ask him if he wants a bowl of ice cream or something and hear him respond "yeah right" in that tone of voice.  Maren and Joshua have been trying to get him to say "right-o" instead, which also is very funny.

During the summer, when I would ask the kids to put their shoes on and get in the car, I would often find him buckled into his seat with no shoes on his feet.  When asked about it, he would respond "I'm wearing my secret shoes."  Usually I caught him before we left the house, but a couple of times I arrived at the grocery store only to turn around because he wasn't wearing shoes.  I had to be very careful to say "Everyone get their shoes on and get in the car. And that means real shoes not secret shoes." And he would say "Ah man."

Sometimes we have apples and peanut butter at snack time.  He often asks for extra peanut butter, even when his apples are gone, "for his finger".

I take my boys to speech therapy and it's connected to the hospital.  Sometimes we see these robots that deliver things to different labs as we're walking to and from our appointment.  The first time we saw them, the kids were all really excited, or at least I thought they were.  We saw one as we were walking to our appointment and passed another on our way out.  Christopher whimpered, grabbed my hand, then looked at me and said "Mommy, how are we going to get out of here?" Confused, I responded "the same way we always do, through those doors to the parking garage."  He replied "I mean how are we going to get out of here with those bad robots following us?"  Apparently he thought they were evil robots intent on keeping us in the building.  I don't know where he got that idea, but he was so scared and sincere it made me laugh and cry at the same time.  Sweet funny boy.

Today I was unwrapping a fruit roll up for him, and apparently Christopher was quite impressed with how quickly I was able to get it open.  He told me that I was "as fast as a pickle herding peacock."

Yup. That is my sweet funny Christopher.


  1. Hilarious! I just happened on your blog through Pinterest, and I LOVE the birthday parties I came across! (Clown School, Spy Training) Just came across this post and had to let you know I liked it. What a creative/funny boy.

  2. Thanks so much for the comments!


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