My husband and I tried not to get into the spirit of tradition, make gumbo and call it Thanksgiving.
Christopher had other plans for us.Read More
This week I am participating in a mini blog challenge where Monday's prompt is a Blog Commercial or Confessions of A Blogger. I am throwing my link in the ring combining the prompt in a confessions of a first time author kind of way...Read More
Christopher is still scared of the dark and sleeps with his lamp on for half of the night. Sunday night he seemed to be having back to school anxiety and must have turned his lamp back on about five times. I wanted to make him smile and fall asleep peacefully on the night before school.Read More
Did he just say what I think he said? Had learned it from Transformers? Had it been from Kindergarten? Did the new friend say it? Had he overheard his dad say it? What bothered me most was how experienced he sounded saying it.Read More
“Christopher where are your new shoes?”
“In my room?”
“Why are you wearing those?”
“They are comfortable.”
“Well I don’t want you wearing those to school.”
“Because son, there's a hole in that one. I don’t want anybody to think we don’t take care of you.”
“Well I just wanna be like Adam and Eve and not be ashamed.”
“Christopher go get your coloring stuff off of the coffee table.”
“What coffee table?”
Sigh, “The only one we have.”
“In the kitchen?”
“No son, the coffee table in the living room.”
“What’s a coffee table?”
"Christopher." (said in the tone of "Really")
I can’t believe I’ve never referenced this before. I walk into the living room and point, “That’s a coffee table.”
“Well how come you don’t drink coffee on it then?”
Earlier this week I linked up with Monday Listicles where we listed quotes from ten movies. I listed a variety of movies, and whomever was able to guess my #10 won a copy of The Christopher Chronicles.
I didn't think it would be that hard, it was a "Mater" quote from Cars 2. I knew the winner would probably be a mom with a child in the age range of Christopher, who had "listened" to the movie more times than she cared to remember. That was the case, and the winner of the book goes to Pamela Zimmer at Stories of a Mom. Pamela is also an author who contributed to the book Get Your Woman On.
So back to Monday Listicles... Our Adventures with Riley, linked up ten children's movies. I asked Christopher if he wanted to help me figure them out. His response, "Sure."
I read the lines to the movies to see if he knew what they were. He said, "I don't know", to most of them, but here's how he answered some others:
Me: What movie said this? “Go away. I’m not home!!”
Christopher: I totally know that. Gru said it in DisPECTable (Despicable) Me.
Me: What movie said this? “Excuse me, you’re biting my butt!”
Christopher: Awww, c'mon mom. You know that one. It was Marty in Madagascar.
Me: Okay how about this one? “I want the job done tonight!”
Me: No, what movie?
Christopher: I don't know, but I bet Santa said it.
Me: Okay, how about this one? “I set certain rules and I expect those rules to be obeyed.”
Pressing my lips together to hold back laughter, I wheeled my chair around and commented on the blog post:
Here's the thing... the Age 8 Christopherisms are very matter-of-fact and literal, but still funny in my book.
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