Tuesday, November 06, 2007

We Could All Take A Lesson


Because Ethan is so outgoing, easygoing, exuberant, and always just so happy, he seems to belong in a completely different family. Ray and I can both relate to Julia and her hesitance in social situations, her moodiness, all that drama. Ethan, though, is a totally different story. For example, if I try to punish him by taking away a favorite toy, he'll inform me that it's OK because he's not all that interested in playing with that toy. I can never win with this kid.

This weekend, he simultaneously blew me away and cracked me up at Julia's soccer game. We ran into some friends whose daughter also plays and whose son is Ethan's age. As guilty as it makes me feel, I just don't like the son all that much. He's too rowdy, is never told no, and just doesn't act like he's that bright or has that much of a personality. Maybe it's not fair to compare him to Mr. Personality, but maybe he shouldn't come over and mow down Brady or spill pizza and watermelon on my brand new rug.

So Ethan and his friend, Jake, come over to say hi to this kid and without saying Hello or anything else he says:

"Hey Ethan, guess what. I can do math and read."

Ethan, who can read the word "cookies" and knows what 5 plus 5 equals, looks at him and says, "Guess what. I have a new friend and his name is Jake." He and Jake walk off leaving the other boy wondering what the hell just happened and leaving me about to pee in my pants.

I love this kid.

7 comments:

skrpndiva said...

Sounds like a kid after my own heart! Go Ethan!

Jaq

NikJustNik said...

Gotta Love that boy!!! He is not going to have a problem in life.

Love ya E... Big Hugs from Just Nicole!!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

the postering starts early doesn't it? Good for Ethan!

Kathy Carr said...

haha love it!

Jodi said...

OMG... I love his reactioin to the kid! I can not stop laughing.

The Untamed Scrapper said...

ROFLMBO I love your son... what a great kid!

Meghan said...

I wonder where that child gets his witty commentary? Hmm......