Monday, July 16, 2007

Fetching

The Mayor thought it was great fun to throw a stone in the pool and watch his father dive under and retrieve it.

K played along as if he were a golden lab and loyally brought the rock back time and again.

Losing interest,
K splashed and flip flopped in the water.

He went under... he jumped up... he made faces at Rooster.

"Dad, get the rock. DAD!"

K ran off to jump off the diving board.

"CANNONBALL!"

[Ginormous splash.]

K stayed under and swam all the way to The Mayor's belly.

When K's face emerged, The Mayor grabbed it in two hands and yelled,

"FOCUS, DAD. FOCUS."



The Mayor's Goggles

52 comments:

~JJ! said...

Oh! The focus of a child!!!

Love that.

(Am I first? no frckin' way!)

One Wacky Mom said...

What's really hilarious is how they spit back to you your own words as they older and you look at them like, "Oh crap...I cannot say one freakin word because you are so right, those are my words." And the moment is hilarious!

Anyhoo, I gave you an award, you can pick it up here:

http://wackymom.blogspot.com/2007/07/awards-awards-and-more-awards.html

kara said...

too funny! Love it!

ewe are here said...

heh heh

Bossy little things, children are.
;-)

Bon said...

aptly named, that child.

do you think he'd like to come and teach some of my classes?

Omaha Mama said...

Hilarious. Funny how they want us to focus, but where is that at say - supper time?

B and I were trying to sing a song from a movie we recently rented. She says, "Mo-om, you're not listening. You could sing it right if you would just listen to the words I'm singing!" She's THREE. Oy.

g-man said...

Out of the mouths of babes. (comes all the crap we say only funnier).

Julie Pippert said...

LOL!

I don't know *why* but often when the kids instruct (throwing my own words back at me) it cracks me up.

They don't appreciate the laughter, BTW.

Sayre said...

Don't you love it when your own words come back to haunt you (out of the mouth of your babe, no less)?

Patience said...

Look at the face on The Mayor!! Joyful!!!

Rachel said...

Ha! And yeah, toddlers are really bossy. Bella barks orders at us all day long.

Queen Karana said...

My friend tells me that she knows when she hasn't been paying attention to her kids because her son will proceed to call her by her first name to get her attention. Kids crack me up.

JoeinVegas said...

Making little 'mini me's' at your place now, huh?

Woman with kids said...

*sigh* It's so frustrating when parents are just so flighty...

The Expatriate Chef said...

I love it when they quote you back to you. I use the "Focus!" thing myself.

Nikki said...

I've had to grab my hubby's head and tell him to focus too...but in a totally different context.

KC said...

You are training him well...

by the way, you were in my dream last night. I was visiting your house and shampooing my hair. Random!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

That *totally* sounds like my kid. AND my husband.

CamiKaos said...

mayor rocks.

Kyla said...

Hahahaha!!! FOCUS, DAD! Too funny.

Jenn said...

Focus. Right. I suppose better than a four letter alternative.

But speaking of focus, I can't right now.

Because KC is dreaming of you? So you two know each other?

Jealous, Joy, Jealous.

QT said...

Now THAT is going to come in handy later....

liv said...

Love it... and each time I see your little ones I think, Good golly, that woman has been busy in these few years. Focus, indeed!

Slackermommy said...

Too funny!He's a smart little dude.

mcewen said...

A handy skill for him to have acquired just before he takes on the role of pushing you both about in your bath chairs.
Cheers

Paige said...

Ah Mayor, how we love thee...

slouching mom said...

So is it you or K. who says that to The Mayor? ;)

allrileyedup said...

At least you don't have to worry about whether or not he has a short attention span.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

If that worked on K.....I need to borrow The Mayor for some work on Mr. Mayhem!

Biddy said...

hahahahahahaahaaaaaa

great, now they think i'm a lunatic at work again (somehow hysterical laughter coming from my office scares people...)

those children of yours...LOVE EM!

p.s. i taggy tagged you
http://biddysworld.blogspot.com/2007/07/insightful-meme.html

Jennifer said...

Can you send The Mayor thisa way? Because there is a certain dad around our house who needs to focus on getting certain house projects done before a certain mother loses it completely...but, I digress.

Hilarious!

And your previous post -- Morning Tides -- was breathtaking.

Hol&J said...

That's too funny!

Kevin Charnas said...

HA!! And that is why he's the Mayor.

carrie said...

Future diving coach in the making?

My god, he is gorgeous!

Carrie

Cece said...

The stuff they come out with, huh?!

furiousBall said...

Swimming with the kids is the best. Gotta focus!

flutter said...

jeez, Dad FOCUS!! I am trying to make you act a fool! CONCENTRATE!!

tulipmom said...

Gotta love it when your own words come back to bite you in the ass. The Mayor looks just like K in that photo.

Momish said...

He's quite the coach!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Too cute!

Gingers Mom said...

Little cutie pie...what a tyrant! LOL

notfearingchange said...

I need that kid to start hangin' out at my house and in my work place...that is genius... :-D

Mrs. Chicky said...

Yeah, Dad. Focus! Sheesh.

LOL.

(just a heads up from an anal labrador retriever owner - labs are yellow [or black or chocolate], golden retrievers are golden. heh. i'm done preaching now.)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Very cute!!! I love when we act like goofballs and the kids get upset b/c they are trying to be 'serious'.

urban-urchin said...

can he come and say that to the dad in our house?

jen said...

Hi Mayor, you gorgeous ball of summer love, you.

EE said...

Too cute!!

canarygirl said...

hahaa! Isn't it hilarious when the very words we use to teach our children come pouring out of them?

Momma Bean said...

Oh, what a riot!!

Lotta said...

That's funny! Do you read The Sneeze? I thought of you when he posted about his son climbing up on the bed, pulling down his pjs and mooning his dad. Then he said "Gotta love the classics!" Ha!

amusing said...

I enjoy the critiques of my appearance.
"Gee, mommy, you have really dark circles under your eyes. Wow! That is so weird!"

And the inevitable fat tummy comments, but I remind them that the two of them lived in there for a very long time and never paid rent.

kellypea said...

How hilarious. I truly miss these amazing moments. Mine are all big now, so there's no rushing to my journal to write it down. *sigh*