Sunday, October 21, 2007
Boys Will Be Boys!!
Yes, This is my Son!!! How about Those Ears?
Sigh... My sister Paula is probably running to the bathroom to save herself from wetting her pants right now... You see, Paula has been keeping a 'Stupid Book' of all the things I have said over the years about what my perfect children would and would not do, in their future lives... The majority of these things were said before I had children... You know the type.. Those obnoxious people who know all about parenting but have never had kids... The ones who say 'my children will never be babysat by the TV or watch cartoons before the age of 5', or 'my kids will never wear scary horrid things or dragons or rude sayings on their shirts'. Get the picture? I, was/am on of those obnoxious people.. And to top it off, it was usually said in response to something I observed about my Godson/nephew, Andrew (now, choke, almost 16!)...who is Paula's only perfect child...... OK, one last thing - I eat crow quite a lot!
So, as you can see, my perfect son, who is 8, is sharing with all of you part of his costume for this year. Jake is so into the scary and gory stuff. He is one of those kids who makes shooting noises and likes swords, dragons, and things of that nature...He even has a little book of 'spells' he has made up..And, he plays a game called 'Fate'. He was shooting things long before he ever watched TV.. I promise! (I will say my kids only watched the public TV station and yes, were plopped in front of the tube before the age of 5 to watch Sesame Street, Barney, Tele Tubbies, and a few other cute friends... )
Anyway, back to the blood and guts attraction of small men ... I swear these things are in their 'male' DNA! UG! They must be born with it!
Wait till you see the rest of his costume! Sami and I, on the other hand, will be wearing Mother/Daughter costumes of the Pirate princess variety!