Bobby is seven years old! He’s the only one of my kids that was born after I started Laugh With Us Blog, and it’s amazing to see his whole story on the blog. I bet you’re right there with me, and can’t believe he’s seven either, right? 🙂
Our birthdays are usually pretty low key. The kids get to choose a fast food restaurant for lunch, and I cook a meal of their choice for supper. This kid knows what he wants–three things–Kraft Mac and Cheese, sweet beans (baked beans) and Pringles. I would have been happy to make several more dishes, but that was all he wanted, and he was happy as a clown with his choices.
“Mom, I don’t want cake for my birthday. I want brownies with ice cream.” That was okay with me too! It was great fun getting to celebrate this kid!
Bobby is probably my most verbal child. Now, he doesn’t show off for people like a mother may want at times. It’s the things he says at home out of the blue.
During his kindergarten year, one night at the dinner table, Bobby’s eyes got really big, and he asked, “Mom, what happens when there are THREE vowels in a word?” I’m pretty sure none of my other kids ever thought about vowels when I wasn’t forcing them. Ha ha!
Another time as we were about to begin something new he proclaimed, “The game’s a feet!” (The game’s afoot.)
Driving down the street I heard, “The birds are approaching!” Sure enough there were millions of birds in the sky coming our way, but his wording; it killed me.
I bought Fe-breeze for the van. I explained to Bobby what it was. He took a big whiff. “That smells better than my pants!” he exclaimed. Ha ha! I think it was just his bad mood when later after it was installed in the van, and the kids were commenting about how good it smelled, he said, “It smelled better when Dad stepped in poop.” That boy. He makes me laugh every day. I do hope he grows up to put so much description in his writing some day.
Bobby has grown so much in the last year. Did you notice his two front teeth? I thought they’d never show themselves.
This kid is passionate about what he loves…and hates! Through the years we’ve worked on the temper side of this, and I’m so happy that he has quit smashing things every time he is angry. That right there deserves celebration, but some of the things he smashed go down in family history, and I’m pretty sure he’ll never live those stories down. 🙂
As explosive as he can be, he is also quick to apologize and forgive, and truly feels bad for things…after he’s calmed down!
Bobby loves his siblings, but has found a best friend in his brother Little Jason, and that makes me so happy every day.
Happy Birthday to my Bobby. Seven–can’t believe it!