June 7, 2012

Six Things I Want My Son to Know Before He Turns Six

1)   The Legos go in the Lego bin.  The animals go in the animal bin.  The Dominos go in the Domino bin, the green army men go in the green army man bin, and the Mr. Potato Head pieces go in the Mr. Potato Head Bin.

2)   All the words to “Say Goodbye to Hollywood.”

3)   The purpose of a fork.

4)   Aim.

5)   It’s yellow let mellow.  Just the yellow.

6)   They’re called “nipples,” not “pimples.”

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  • Reply WendyElissa June 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    This made me laugh. I like the slightly wrong terms my girls use for things and I always feel sad when they start to use the words correctly. But I guess I wouldn’t want them to grow up and keeping saying “hairplane” for airplane or “timple” for dimple. And I’m glad Ella has stopped referring to the front part of her anatomy as her “little butt.”

  • Reply Slow Panic June 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    aim. aim is the most important and elusive of these goals. i wish you the best of luck.

  • Reply magpie June 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    good luck with that first one. it’s the one that brings out the OCD in me, all those bits commingling with the wrong other bits.

  • Reply Heather June 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Good luck. My oldest is almost 12 and doesn’t have the first 5 down. And #2? Not a goal in our house. We’re actually quite happy he hasn’t discovered showtunes of any kind as we’ve sadly fallen into the gay parent trap of hoping our kids are straight.

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