Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Two things I'd never have thought I'd say as a mother, much less in the same conversation:

Background:

At karate, and elsewhere, but especially at karate, The Kid has taken to hitting himself in the head when he is frustrated. He is most frustrated with himself when he forgets the next move, or what a move is in karate. His sensei has decided that when he hits himself in the head, he must do push ups. 10, to be exact. Tonight, the sensei told him that the 10-pushups-after-hitting-self-in-head rule would apply at home as well.

The following conversation took place after bathtime tonight:

The Kid: Mom, my butt hurts! Look at my butt!

Me: [looks at butt, unfortunately sees a kind of diaper rash-y thing going on down there--shudder, at least it was after the bath] Um, yeah, Kid, you are going to have to do a better job of wiping.

The Kid: Darn it! [hits head, gets mad at self for not wiping butt well enough]

Me: Kid, it's okay, I guess everyone forgets to wipe their butt sometime. Now drop and give me ten!

3 comments:

mr. lady said...

a) get those Kandoo wet wipes. They save the day.
b) T does the exact same thing! I hathatehate it. It's got to be a 6 year old thing. I have given him the 'nobody hits my kids, not even you' lecture, but it doesn't work. I'm stealing the push-up idea.

molly_g said...

I'm not sure if push ups work either, but it sure is funny.

jacik said...

i fell like i have been missing out on so much not reading this for like a month-sorry! i think that if the push ups work, go for it!even if they don't, he's gonna be really buff!