Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday 13

13 Ways My 4-year Old May Be Smarter Than Me

1- When I’m trying to put a movie in the DVD player before my morning caffeine fix he says, “It’s ok, Mommy, I’ll get it for you.”

2- When I’m driving down the road and he tells me to turn right to go to the store and I have to think about it because I still am not sure of my right and left sometimes (Don’t laugh! That is a sign of brilliance!)- and he is correct.

3- When I’m fussing a lot he looks at me, cocks his head to the side and says, “I don’t think Jesus likes your attitude, Mommy.”

4- When he reminds me that I promised to get him ice cream 2 days ago and I can’t even remember what I did that same morning.

5- When I’m trying to turn on the oscillating fan and he reminds me it has to be plugged in first.

6- When I give him a cup of milk and the threads on the lid of the cup aren’t lined up so the top leaks, he unscrews it and puts it on correctly.

7- When we discuss the story of Jesus dying on the cross and coming back to life, he mentions people Jesus died for whom I haven't thought about in ages (and he hasn’t seen in over a year!).

8- He reminds me to feed and water the dog.

9- When I am putting on his socks and shoes and trying to keep up with his brothers too, he reminds me the socks go on first.

10- He knows what button to push to turn on the 3-wheeler his poppy rides him on and how to put it in reverse (This one actually makes me a little nervous)- and I only know how to go forward.

11- He tells me it’s time to go to the dentist because he now has all of his teeth.

12- He knows he isn’t supposed to get out if the bed once he down for he night so he asks me to get him water, then to turn on his night light, then to get his pillow (which is usually buried in the toy box), then to get him a drink of water. I finally say, “Why don’t you do all of this yourself?” He replies, “You told me not to get up, Mommy.”

13- I asked him when he was going to start wiping himself after he poops and he smiles and says, “But you do such a great job.” He knows it gets me every time!

Happy 4th birthday, Coley! Mama and Daddy are so proud of you and all you have accomplished this year (read about it in your notebook)! We look so forward to watching God continue to grow and bless you. We are so grateful He trusted us to be your parents! We are honored you are our son!

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The LaBouffs said...

What a great list! It made me laugh several times..especially #13...that's just like a boy to want you to do the dirty work :)

Dena said...

Now that is a LOT of ways Cole is smarter than ALL of us! It's nice to have a helper around!


ps - don't forget you get to claim preggo brain!

Buffie said...

I love it...every bit of it. I am relating a bit as Mac does some things that make me feel kinda' dumb. He is growing up so fast..makes me a little sad!!

April Emery said...