Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Tales of John

John is the kind of kid who only has to hear something once and he will remember it.  Whether he chooses to remember and use it is totally up to him.  He must have watched something that used the words 'you fools' and committed it to memory.  One day we had to put him in his room for something and he got MAD.  Hans and I were in our room listening to him scream and then, all of a sudden, we heard, "Let me out of here, you fools, or I will huff and puff and blow this house down."  I have to admit we got a good laugh out of that.

John also went through a phase where he asked us if we were stupid.  I'm still not sure he knew exactly what he was saying, but the conversation went something like this, "Daddy, are you stupid?  I need something to drink."  I think we finally got through to him that this isn't something you say, so now he says "Daddy, are you st...." and then stops himself.  I'm not sure where he got that from.

Last weekend we had some of Hans' cousins visit and they have four kids.  John and Paul, 2, were downstairs playing musical chairs, with four chairs.  I think they were trying to bring the chairs upstairs to show us.  All of a sudden we heard a crash and lots of crying.  When we ran downstairs we saw Paul on the ground with a chair and John standing next to him with another chair.  While Paul was being comforted I talked to John.  "You know better than that."  I said.  "But, but, Mom, I tried to tell him it was a bad idea."  As much as John thought it was a bad idea, he obviously still tried to help his friend.  I can only imagine that I'll hear other forms of 'I tried to tell him' when he gets older.

1 comment:

The Simpsons said...

I love John's tales.....too funny!!