11.18.2008

when a bloody nose is funny...

i always have a sticky note handy. when the funny words come flying out of Justin's mouth i want to be ready to catch them. today, i did.


while in time-out (an unfortunate frequent thing for Justin...his mommy is just picky about not being talked to in a meanie way) anyways, while Justin was in for it...

he was being "picky" in his very own way.

the yucky kind of picky. i didn't see it, but i made a few assumptions. when he called out in desperation for a band-aid, i ignored him. yup. i assumed it was the typical distraction tactic of a boy in time out or pathetic plea for early release. plus, i didn't hear any crying. i imagined a sad hangnail or paper cut or something of the sort. there he remained. eventually he was freed. it was then that i saw the reason for the desired band-aid. justin got his first bloody nose (which i am NOT going to note in his baby book...which is mostly blank anyways.) he had wanted a band-aid for his nose....but had since changed his mind about wanting a band-aid, which i can only assume.

i noted, "justin, you had a bloody nose. can you go to the bathroom and wash it off?

then, he replied in the most genuine tone,

"can i leave this until halloween?"

"why," i quizzed.

then, he expounded,
"because, I want to be a vampire for halloween!
then i could suck my own blood."


i hope not to have scarred him for life, but, i laughed. a lot. hard.

after taking his bi-monthly bath, his childhood dream was washed down the drain with the the dirty bathwater. but, now that he knows how to painlessly produce blood, this is probably NOT going to be the end of the yucky tale.

so, i thank justin for adding some enjoyment to my day. a day when i got to: dance with two of my lovely children, waste nap time on the computer, prepare food for all, listen to lovely music on KZION, read wonderful blogs, smooch Dallin's chubby body, read stories to little anna, feed the mom juice to dallin many times, mop the filthy floor, run numerous loads of laundry and stare out my sliding glass door and enjoy the NEW scenery....and i'm NOT talking about the rapidly reproducing fingerprints!


isn't life beautiful...
and wonderfully hillareous in a gross kind of way!?!?

(photography courtesy of Justin Morris.)

10 comments:

Pattie Garner said...

What? Has he been reading the Twilight series too? Kids are so funny and they have such personality at a young age.

Karen said...

Funny boy. Glad to hear that my daughter isn't the only one that needs to work on not talking to mommy in a meanie sort of way. Must be the 4 year old thing!

Michelle said...

I love the comment about keeping it until halloween. Too funny!
It sounds like you had a very productive day! Productive days make me feel so, so good.

Melissa said...

I love it! That's too funny :) It sounds like you had a pretty great day! I'm convinced that it's the little things in life that make or break us!

Janelle said...

Funny and gross? Yes! And I am so happy for you about your little patch of green in the world! I'll let you know when I get mine!

Jill said...

Fun!!! I love that.

Kristin said...

I'm so glad kids make us laugh! The things they come up with are so amazing (and funny) sometimes! (Okay, a lot of times!)

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

Thanks for the laugh, Julie! What a funny kid! I t reminds me of when I was little, I got bloddy noses the exact same way. It made my mom so mad!
I'm amazed he stayed in time out! The first sight of blood and my kids would have been screaming bloody murder as they ran to me! Oh, the adventures of motherhood! Who knew?

Amy said...

I am so happy to read that someone other than me only gives thier kid baths on the bi-monthly basis!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying all the little fun times being a MOMMY. Love, MOM