Friday, August 29, 2008

Trick or Treat

Although I am fairly competitive; I really try not to get caught up in competitive parenting. You know, when one parent says "look what Johnny can do." Or better yet, "Johnny, have you showed Suzie how you can...?"; I love it when folks talk through their kids. I know we are all proud of our kids, and no one blames us for wanting to show off their new tricks. It is kind of funny though, when the kids get tired of being puppets. Take for instance, Little Man. He has a new puppy trick that I have been "practicing" with him. He loves to do it with me but has a hard time doing it for others; even Nana! The whole reason I taught him this "trick" was to (a) capitalize on his fabulous memory, (b) try to supplement the silly tricks "we" (meaning hubs) teach him like saying "pay up sucka" while pointing to his hand, and of course (c) teach him the states.

Just remember Little Man, unless you are going into organized crime, I think my trick will serve you better than "pay up sucka".

video
(By the way; I know he has GA and FL swapped. Give the kid a break! We still have 35 to go so I will of course add more as applicable!)

What tricks do your kids have? You know you want to tell me....

11 comments:

JenniBeanV said...

How cute is that? And SMART!

Pay up sucka is pretty funny though...

A Buns Life said...

Wow! I can't do that....

Tammy Warren said...

I heard the proud "yes"....when my youngest son was about that age he loved learning about the states. He would carry around a small puzzle map with him everywhere. What a pain that was. He wanted everyone to see him put the map together. We ended up placing that restick glue on the back so he could reuse it over and over again and the pieces would not fall off while he was taking it to each destination.

Hey, thank you for being on my EC dropper today. I am sure everyone will enjoy the link when they get here.

Mrs4444 said...

My son can pick anything up with his toes. My daughter is double jointed and can touch her elbows in front of herself! Cute~

Miss Got Wings said...

LOVE it! He is so adorable. Hearing a little kid's voice just perks up my day. thanks for sharing!

Putz said...

mike who is my smart one{oh don't let the other four heaar me}used to put puzzles together , the 5000 real small puzzle pieces kind showing white clouds over white seas on a colorless day in a half a day...karen my fourty year old used to do plays, organise parts for her brother, costume and coregaph the whole thing and then present it to publishers for printing and distribution

Heydt Wylie Family said...

I saw the video first and then read your blog. laughing cause I told Ben to come in and see Gannon's new cute puppy trick.

Puppy trick,hehehe, I am happy to see you have included it in your dialog.

BTW Our new saying is "Sorry Charlie"

Putz said...

utah beat michiagan in michigan

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Too cute!

Sogeshirtsguy said...

haha very smart kid.

Veggie Mom said...

I think you have a child prodigy on your hands here. You know, Brad Pitt is from Springfield, MO, too!