Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Mother's Pride and Joy

My daughter and son. He of course does not want to take the picture.

I have a fifteen yer old son. Actually I have three teenagers. But that is for another post. Like I said before there is never a dull moment in the BIBI household.

Especially with my oldest son. Two years ago he began to experience the "puberty" thing at thirteen. Last summer he began to "smell" himself and began to be get very cocky. It's all good. I got him straight, and brought him back to earth with one of my 'if the momma ain't happy, nobody is' discussions. He got the message.

Or so I thought he did.

My talk was essentially about taking care not to smell when you become of a certain age. and as you become older you have to take essential care not to offend anyone.

He wanted to argue. I told him that if he didn't clean his 'pits' that we were going to have a problem. He sulkily went to take a shower. I was happy that I won the battle with the 'child' until I went into his room and discovered a letter that he wrote to himself.

FYI: I snoop on my children in my house all the time. It's my full-time occupation. Antyway...

The letter read:
Reasons Not To Wash
  1. I was forced to as a child.
  2. People who make soap are only after your money.
  3. I wash on special occasions like Christmas and Easter.
  4. People who wash are hypocrites--they think they are cleaner than everyone else.
  5. There are so many different kinds of soap, I can't decide which one is best.
  6. I used to wash, but it got boring so I stopped.
  7. None of my friends wash.
  8. The bathroom is never warm enough in the winter or cool enough in the summer.
  9. I'll start washing when I get older and dirtier.
  10. I can't spare the time.

I don't know where he got his writing skills from, but I'm betting the comics that he reads has a lot to do with it.

I let that infraction go. He was soon not to disappoint me again.

Now don't get me wrong, my son is good in school and he loves his teachers. But someone said something to him (an adult of course) and asked him why was he passing notes in class?

It wasn't nothing that serious, just a harmless drawing, but the teacher felt the need to address my son, in front of the whole class!

He (the assistant teacher) then preceded to tell him "That if you do this again I will send you back where you came from, as you will be banished from my class."

My eloquent son told the assistant teacher:

"No you can't, my momma ain't here!"

Why oh why did I ever encourage him as baby to talk?!?


carma said...

I have to agree with him on point #8, but you seem to be doing an awesome job raising a fine young man. I'm sure he is happy to have you as a mom :-)

Anonymous said...

Your son's list cracked me up! Your kids are gorgeous, especially your daughter!

Deutlich said...


Lucy said...

Gotta love kids. I always find it amazing what they will take the time to write!

Lastly, a teacher knows that kids at that age do not like to be called out in front of their peers and the teacher challenged him. I'm like you, I wouldn't have been happy with my child but sometimes teachers have to remember the age they are dealing with too. Really, was it worth the battle?

Also, I would have giggled when he answered, it was a good comeback.

Hang in there!!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Okay he did have a good come back for teacher!
What a great pic

BIBI said...

Thanks Carma. Yes number eight is hilarious because the kids bathroom IS the hottest in the winter and the coldest in the summer. He will one day write a comic strip, and then go to med school!

BIBI said...

Thanks Cyndi. I think so too. They are a mother's pride and joy!

BIBI said...

Hey Deutlich, what can you say. Outta the mouth of babes!

BIBI said...

You are so right Lucy! But that boy is the wittest of them all.

When he was two he said to his big sis Tia: "Get the hell away from me!"
Of course I stopped dead in my tracks, turned to him and said:"What did you say?"

He turned to me, looked me straight in the eyes and said:"I said get the hello away from me. Hello is not a bad word is it momma?!?"

That boy has made me gray prematurely. :)

BIBI said...

Thanks mom. I thought it was funny too. And when I heard the story, I had to cover the mouth piece on the phone as the teacher was relating the story to me. I laughed so hard I couldn't be mad at him.

Christine said...

Nice looking kids you have. You know Bibi, I've seen you make a lot of lists in your posts yourself, just saying!

Tina said...

What gorgeous kids you have Bibi! Your son totally cracked me up! Mine just turned 13, and he is all about smelling good for the girls. I kinda wish he was like your son and didn't want to wash-at least then the girls would stay away!

BIBI said...

You know what Christine, that is a nice comparison. Thank you!

I always tease the hubby that he got it from my side of the family. :)

BIBI said...

Ditto Tina. I know exactly what you mean. No girls would follow my son though. We live in the country, and if he hops off the bus and she follows, guess who has a loooong walk home?!?

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Cute kids! See, he was trying to be funny and close his eyes.

I fear the day 'teen' becomes a part of my kid's ages. Fear!!

But, that list was funny as heck. LOL!

BIBI said...

Thank you Akilah. That boy is always trying to be my pride and glory.

But you know what?, I enjoy these years. Now I'm not getting all nostalgic on ya or anything, but I kinda like the fact that I can hold conversations with them. I even tell them about my 'old' days and they crack up.

I find the more I talk to them, the more I enjoy them being teenagers. Call me crazy, but I love this age!

Yeah sometimes the surliness gets to me, but after three to four days of pouting, they are back to talking to me again.

Maybe I'm just a sucker for friendship. Who knows!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

That's cool woman. You've got a great relationshp with them.

I'm inventing a child-proof taser for when they get out of line so I'm sure my kiddies will try their very best to not give me a coronary in their teen years. ;)

Anonymous said...

his list is hilarious. good writing skills for a 13 year old!! must have his mama's brains?

BIBI said...

Thank you Akilah. You are too kind!
I try very hard,but then again no one is a perfect parent.

BIBI said...

Thanks Ashley. I think he does! It obviously comes from my side of the family. :)

PunkyBean said...

I am so scared of having teenagers!!!

Great list though! I am impressed that he wasn't just like, "Whatever" and went and watched TV, which is what I would've done as a teenager! Instead, he made a list and put thoughts to paper! Smart guy! :)

He's right too, I can't stand a cold bathroom! Maybe TMI, but I have to go upstairs to go to the bathroom in the winter - hate a cold toilet seat!

BIBI said...

I totally agree PunkyBean!
He is such a smarty pants, but I still love him!