Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stuff my son says...#1

A new, semi-occasional addition to the blog.

(Also known as filler, for those times when I don't know what else to write about)

Matthew is my son.

My only son.

He is the kindest hearted kid you'll ever meet. There is not a malicious bone in his body. I have tremendous affection for Matt.

Matt will stop what he is doing -- whatever he is doing -- if it means he has a chance to spend time with me. I cannot express how that makes me feel, nor can I express the regret that those times are more infrequent than I would like. But the sign of a true friend is that they pick right up where you last left off, regardless of time or distance. Not only is he my only son, but Matthew is also one of my greatest friends.

And he says the funniest things.

I thought I'd share a classic bon mot with you tonight:

The scene: Matthew, age four,  has just finished a rigorous day of preschool. I have picked him up, and we're headed home. I ask him what he did in school today. Matthew, who makes an art out of vagueness, nonchalantly responds:

"Today we learned about the "F" word..."


"And then me and a girl did it."

After Sharon and I stop laughing and start breathing again, and after I pull the car out of oncoming traffic, we are able to coax out of a VERY perplexed Matthew that the aforementioned "F" word was, in fact, "Fishing."


Pam Emmons said...

I forgot about this story! Aw, I love Matt!

Mom24 said...

What a sweet post, and how incredibly funny. I'll be chuckling inside all day about that one.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh my! I was worried about that and the Homer photo went perfect with the same way I would have felt had he said that to me! Great photos!

Emily said...

That is a classic. I just love the funny stuff kids say. Matt sounds like quite a character.

Aaron said...

What about the time all his friends were using the 'F' word. You asked him if he ever used it and he denied it until you understood that the 'F' word wasn't THE 'F' word....then he was like "{Whew} Yeah...I use it all the time...."

Classic Matt....

He can marry Alaina.

Michelle said...

You so seldom share shots of your son I was beginning to think you gave him away. :)

Love the F word story. Around the age of 3 while in the Home Depot Kate told me that Reid had just said the "F" word.

Before I started yelling at Reid I asked Kate what the "F" word was and she said, "Fagina."

I almost peed my pants in the middle of Home Depot.

Cecily R said...

Dude. I love him.

Kat said...


That is just too funny. How cute is he? SO CUTE!

I love this post about your son. It is nice to "meet" him. What a doll!

koreen (aka: winn) said...

That's awesome. :D