Saturday, March 20, 2010

If you aren't familiar with seven year old boys... might want to skip this post. It's definitely off topic, but I promise to get back to garden updates tomorrow.

My son is a very sweet boy and a very hard worker, to boot. He is wonderful in math, but is having a little trouble with reading and writing. The other night while my husband was out, Caleb and I were coloring and drawing, and we decided to leave a message for my husband who would be returning after we went to bed. I went with a generic "We love you!". You can imagine my surprise when Caleb churned this out, without any help:

Let's get a little closer:

"I hop dat you fart!" Translation: I hope that you fart!

Okay, so it's not a typical greeting... and the only four letter word he spelled correctly was slightly offensive.. But like any mother would do, I congratulated him for the effort, let him know just how proud I was, and asked him to please not do that at school because I'm certain the next time I'm there, I'll hear "Oh, that's Caleb's mom!" Cross your fingers for me, please.


Nell Jean said...

I haven't had a 7 y.o. boy in the house in more than 30 years, but I remember what it's like!

Well, wait, there was the grandson, whom I offered to let 'chat' before texting was fashionable. He typed, 'Your stupid' to my friend who fortunately had some little boys at one time, too. I don't remember which upset me more: his rudeness or his error in pronouns.

Annie's Granny said...

That is so cute and funny! I still have a note on my refrigerator that my (now 16-year old) granddaughter wrote when she was seven: "Grandme wen the bolgame is ovre met me in the cichin". She came up with some real dillies, many of which I kept in a journal. I'll embarrass her with them some day.

Sunny said...

That is too funny!...I miss the days when my kids were little....never a dull moment :)

Erin said...

Oh yes, 7 year old boys... I have one myself! And another 5 year old waiting in the wings... life is never dull, that's for sure!

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Our 4 year old boy says Fart all the time. I guess my dream of it dropping out of his vocabulary by 7 may not come true :)

Annelie said...

Love your post. I have a 7, and an 8 1/2 year old. Very familiar with the sense of humor. Unfortunately, for my husband, I still have a bit of potty humor. And that's how I laughed at your post and thought your son's message was a blast. Also think that you have a sense of humor. "Let's get a little closer"