March 27, 2007

Poop and Feet

I was away for the weekend and during that time I had great hopes that our new dog would bond with the boys. Eh, he did, but only as I was gone. It wasn’t permanent. As soon as I walked in the door, I regained my title as solid with his becoming my shadow.

Anyway, tasks were divvied up while I was away and this conversation took place yesterday when I was taking the dog for a walk.

Bones: Mom. Did you know that picking up poop is the job of the youngest kid? I don’t mind, but do you really think that’s fair? I mean, anyone can pick up poop. Why is it MY job?

My husband informed me that was not the case, that every boy picked up their share of poop, but in Bones’ eyes, it was all about him.

Big Surprise.

We were in the car yesterday and Bones said to me, “Mom, no offense, but why is it that Aunt Morrigan’s feet are all nice and smooth and yours are so… bumpy?”

Me: Well, I go mostly barefoot, took Karate for a long time, and I’m six years older. All those bumps are calluses.

Bones: I don’t see where age has anything to do with it. Like I said… no offense, but your feet… I like Aunt Morrigan’s much better.

I figured Mo would get a kick out of that.

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Posted by: Sissy at March 27, 2007 08:13 PM

Must have been a poop week. I gotta write up the story of the boys and poop, pee and farts... it was after we left breakfast...

Posted by: vw bug at March 27, 2007 08:23 PM

Let's be serious her Bou- It's called Pedis. You too could have soft feet if you just treated your little feet to some tender loving care.
I love Bones- he is soooooo sweet to his Aunt Mo. Big smooch to him for noticing...unlike most men...he needs to keep that up.

Posted by: Morrigan at March 28, 2007 07:50 AM

That whole "No offense, Mom" thing is big around here right now. My girls feel it is their duty to let me know things...

Posted by: Richmond at March 28, 2007 02:52 PM

To be fair, I think we need side-by-side comparisons to be able to make that judgement.

Posted by: Dash at March 28, 2007 05:16 PM

Boopie has taken to the "no offense" thing as well. Like last week he said, "No offense day, but no matter how hard you try, you're not cool."

I told him I was walking him to school the next day... in my kilt.

Posted by: Contagion at March 28, 2007 05:50 PM

Hah! He should see my feet. My podiatrist - a close personal friend, no less - examined them once and told me, "You know what your problem is? You have Monkey-Shit Feet."

True story.

Posted by: Elisson at March 29, 2007 08:35 AM