December 13, 2007

Here is an example of what happens when you have a house that consists of boys in various stages of pending manhood…….

We had pancakes for supper tonight, and our 9-year-old, who finds himself extremely humorous, decided to play a joke on the family. He made his siblings believe that he was storing pancakes in his pants. Just so you know, I’m going out on a limb here, and making myself very vulnerable……… I’m thinking I won’t get any comments saying, “That happens ALL THE TIME in our house too!” so the embarrassment potential is enormous. So there he is, sitting at the table, choking down pancakes, but no one is noticing because the 2-year-old is discussing the new house that she has been praying for the new baby to find (I’m not sure and it is impossible to find out), and the 5-year-old is giving her rendition of the amazing heroics she performed that afternoon in the snow, and the 3-year-old is letting everyone know that she is constipated……..all at the same time. Welcome to suppertime at our house.

So after everyone has eaten, the 9-year-old again promotes the idea that he is storing pancakes down his pants. Which was basically an invitation for all the boys, including the Biggest Boy, to pile on the poor kid, pull down his pants, and frisk him for pancakes. And I am able to announce that he did indeed pull a fast one on every member of the household, which is extraordinarily thrilling for a 9-year-old boy who ordinarily only gets attention when he tells you an entire, excruciatingly-detailed 13-minute story with his eyes crossed. And his shirt on backwards. While folding his ear in ways that ears aren’t supposed to be able to go.


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