June 16, 2005

My Other Son

Son#4 is spending the night. That’s right. I have four sons. OK, not really.

There is a little boy whose mother and I were pregnant at the same time and he is two months older than my eldest. They’ve been best friends since my eldest was born. That’s 10 ½ years. He’s a great kid and an only child for many reasons one being… his Dad being the age of The Great Omnipotent One. His Dad is a wonderful man, I love him dearly, he is a very proper New England man. His Mom is a dear friend of mine and the Godmother to my youngest.

I refer to Son#4 as my other son and his mom refers to my boys as her ‘other sons’.

So Son#4 is spending the night and as I’m putting dinner on the table, we realize the kid’s toilet is clogged… again. Bones is vehemently denying that he was the culprit in putting too much paper into the commode, again. None of us believe him. Of course my husband came home and immediately started teasing Son#4 that it was his fault, but we would overlook it.

We were at dinner and the commode incident conversation happens again and there is now talk of big poops at the table. Nice dinner conversation, right? Normally I would actually reel it in and say, “Yo, not at the table”, but the talk was really funny and Son#4 was laughing so hard I thought he’d cry. In between gasps of air in between his fits of laughter he looked at me and said, “Man. This is the BEST sleep over ever!”

I think that made my week.

I love having him over as he sees what it’s like to hang with brothers and he is one of them. He can cut loose and be a brother and be gross with the boys. He is always ready to go home, however, as he does like his solitude and living in my house is like living with the circus. Perpetual motion and noise. You never really know what’s going to happen next. And... you can really only take it in small doses.

Posted by Boudicca at June 16, 2005 10:37 PM

Did Bones come to the rescue with the plunger?

Posted by: Sissy at June 16, 2005 10:46 PM

I can't wait for my turn to sleep over in April. Sounds like a little bit of heaven right now!

Posted by: Tammi at June 16, 2005 10:47 PM

Sounds great! My son is only 2 so we are in our newewst phase of telling mom what we did today it was "I had bread, and put jelly on it, and folded it and ate it, mmmm good *rubs tummy and smiles*" Life is grand!

Posted by: Oddybobo at June 17, 2005 08:27 AM