Friday, February 02, 2007

He said what?!

Eli’s knock-knock joke of the day was actually funny today. Are you ready?

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Tank who?
You’re welcome!

Ahh. That one made me giggle. What does it mean that I’m entertained by the humor of a 4-year-old? Hmmm . . .

Today, when I went to pick up Eli from preschool, I was stopped by two (TWO!) different preschool teachers so they could tell me something my son said. It wasn’t anything bad, but let me tell you, when a teacher says, “Oh, before you go, I have to tell you something Eli said,” you get that “uh-oh” feeling in the pit of your stomach.

The first teacher said they had a librarian in the other day to talk to the kids about the library and books, yada, yada. My son piped up and said, “Well, actually, I don’t like books anymore. I prefer DVDs.”

He has echoed the same such sentiment to me on several occasions (although he does still read books), but apparently he crushed the spirit of the aforementioned librarian. That’s my boy.

As I was walking out, I was stopped by a second teacher. She started out a little bit better with, “Your son is so sweet! Do you know what he said the other day?”

I guessed that one was going to end better, but still, “Uh-oh.” She said, “I was helping out in their classroom the other day, and he said, ‘I miss my mommy.’” Most normal women would say, “Awww.” But me? I said, “My son? I’m Eli’s mom.”

The woman looked at me. Blink. Blink. “Yes, I know. He was very sweet.”

This is the same boy who doesn’t want to have anything to do with me at home. I sat down to watch a video with him one day, and he paused it, turned to me and said, “Mommy! You can leave now.” This is also the same boy who immediately wipes off my kisses (except when I’m wearing Nipple Nibblers on my lips, in which case he licks his lips after I kiss him).

Anyway, that made me feel good. He does love me! It’s nice to feel validated every now and then. I have a feeling that will be happening less and less as he gets older. I think now I will go force him to cuddle with me.


Desert Songbird said...

Ha! Sounds like your Eli will be known throughout his school career by all the teachers, regardless of whether or not he is one of their students.

My son Little Man Warrior has that reputation as well. EVERYONE knows my son, and they let me know they know him, too. He's always coming up with the jokes, zingers, and witty remarks. He also can hum the appropriate soundtrack music whenever a situation arises.


Morgen said...

I love Elisms!

Tank who!


Sadie said...


Poor librarian.

He's such a funny little guy. Takes after his mom. ;)