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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Humor And Wisdom Of Children...


I have two sons, currently 27 and 30 yrs. old. Neither are married, nor have any children from previous liaisons... This adds up to no grandkids- yet! Reading some of the antics you folks share about your kids (that are still kids!), it helps me remember some of those moments when our sons were younger...
On Race: Eldest, at age 5 says "Dad, why do they call black people black, and us white?" I say, "Because we are." "No were not! They are more Mocha, and we are Peach colored!" He brings a box of Crayola crayons over and shows me....
On Pirates: Youngest, when at Disney World, goes through "Pirates of the Caribbean", and gets a souvenir flintlock cap gun. "Avast ya scurvy slobs!" he yells. "Son it's scurvy swabs.." Later, in the airport they scan a gun in our luggage. "Can you explain this, sir?" "Yeah, we were going to hold up the plane with a cap pistol one shot flintlock , and then go a-rovin'" They were not amused.... Chewed on my butt about it for a bit....
On Dating: My youngest had some slightly wild girlfriends while "growing up" The short answer is they liked "Mr. Right", but liked "Mr. Right Now" better.. After about three of these gals dated and dumped him, he says to me, "Dad I believe I'm attracted to the wrong kind of women"... I said, in my best Ward Cleaver voice, "Son, all normal men are attracted to the wrong kind of women, but most of us don't bring them home and introduce them to your Mother"...
On Graduating: My eldest, was a computer prodigy. He helped the school set up some of their computer system. He comes home from school about 2 weeks before graduation, and proudly informs me there is a little problem. "Dad, they are going to let me graduate, but won't let me in the ceremony until I tell them how I hacked into the computer system". I gave him my level-eyed stare, and told him to run, not walk, to his car, get in it and drive back to the school and tell them what they wanted to know. He started to protest, when I said "This is not a debate-do it!" Graduated, went to U of M., graduated, and now pays taxes like the rest of us...
I may start making this a weekly post, as I consider our blogs a rolling history of events that our progeny may actually read and appreciate someday!

30 comments:

Michelle Ann said...
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Michelle Ann said...

They sound like chips off the ol' block... What a couple of characters!

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing these great stories Buff!

buffalodickdy said...

michelle ann- They were brought up under the heat of humor! Kids are the greatest "straight men" God ever made! By 12, neither trusted me, as they saw the "set up" coming... One got the dry,sarcastic humor, the other enjoys the practical humor more.. I brought them up to appreciate all humor- as a good belly laugh is good for you!
dana- You call the subject, I can make you laugh! Laughs are what this world needs! It is the only thing that helps us not cry... I believe a point of view is what defines us...it never changes the situation, it simply helps us deal with it...

Mona said...

This is such a beautiful post! :)

I love it! Thanks for sharing these!

I think we all must do posts like this, its a good idea!

buffalodickdy said...

Mona- I love you in the best way-you know what I'm talking about! Miss you posting, and you will always see this world as it is- evolving! Your approach to seeing our lives will always mean a great deal to me... You are a human worth listening to! Be back soon, and say your truths.. Have no fear on that point...

doggybloggy said...

great idea...blogs are exactly a living journal...funny stuff

Bina said...

I love this post! I love reading about people's kids and their antics. They are all so different, and oddly, so much alike.

I love the computer kid. I bet he could make good money for the FBI!!!

Tanya Kristine said...

oh i could just go on forever about my son, kody.

nice job, dad.

Jeff B said...

sounds like they've done the old man proud. Good stuff.

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- It was kind of fun to remember a few of these moments!
bina- Kids can be pretty funny! My sons always had humor in their lives while growing up..
tanyaK- We got some dog stories too!
jeff- So far so good... Thanks!

Odat said...

This is a great idea to put in in a blog...after all they didn't have such things "back in your day" hehe.
I'm glad you raised them humorously....like, you say, that's what the world needs more of.
Peace

Urban Vegan said...

You should send these gems to Readers' DIgest!

Lynda said...

I would love to know his reasoning for not telling the school how he hacked their systems. hehe.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Splendid idea! Loved the stories!

Akelamalu said...

This was a great read Buff, thanks for sharing your boys antics. More would be fantastic! :)

Leighann said...

I love this post! I used to keep a notebook with all the funny/cute stuff my kids said. I need to dig it out and start up again!

Amy said...

That shit is funny. Is this what I have to look forward to?

TavoLini said...

great post--you should make this a regular :)

MarmiteToasty said...

What a lovely funny post to come hobbling back to..... I love it, just love it.... humour is the best medicine...

x

buffalodickdy said...

odat- My kids told me, they will never have children until I grow up... This means I will never have grandchildren...
UrbanV- Readers' Digest would edit me until the joke was gone...
Lynda- He was a high school legend for about 3 days...
R.L.L.- Everybody has a funny story in them somewhere!
Ake- More to come... maybe weekly!
leighann- We all got 'em, let's share them!
amy- I could do this occasionally..
Lini The Taken Woman- It could happen...
marmy- That better be you dancing that well already! Hope all went well, and good to see they didn't operate on your knee through your skull...:)

Jen said...

Loved the "woman" advice!

buffalodickdy said...

jen- for all the good women out there, that is what you're up against! Remember, the good men- they will learn!

Roger said...

Kids will be kids lol!

G-Man said...

...Out of the mouths of babes!

Thanks for the weather update Buff...You Rock!

have a great week-end brother....G

Beth said...

ahhhhh, good times, good times....

snowelf said...

Okay, so which one of your sons did you choose for me again? ;)

This was so funny to read!! I had such a laugh! And you know, sometimes I forget was a treasure my blog will be to my chilis someday. When they are older.
A whole lot older.
:)

--snow

HAR said...

I always wonder if I will remember some of these things my girls say.

Thanks so much for sharing these stories about your boys. It seems as if you raised some very smart and successful children!

ciara said...

came by way of akelamalu-love the kid stories and i can totally see that happening.

your blog is making me hungry :)

Anndi said...

Precious! Hey the grandkids (when you have some) will get quite a kick out of these stories!