Wednesday, December 5, 2012
My son is funny.
So, the whole Santa thing with AJ? He's not as smart as we once believed.
AJ (with a big, unconvinced sigh): "Well, Dad, it looks like Santa actually is real after all."
Shawn: "Oh, really, buddy, what makes you say that?"
AJ: "Well, because we put out cookies and diet Coke for him every year, and he ALWAYS eats them!"
HA HA HA, kid, joke's on you! I love that he's figured out that Santa isn't real, but just can't figure out who eats the cookies...and really, shouldn't the diet Coke be the giveaway???
It's kind of a running joke that I was born without the sympathy gene. If you're looking for someone to feel sorry for you when you have a cold, I'm not your girl. I am not one who is going to coddle and baby you and "ooooooh, poor you, oh no, are you OK, tell me more about your flu and all the barfing you just did, blah blah blah" when you are sick. You're sick, it sucks, I'm very sorry about that but everyone gets sick, it's called life, so just stop whining, stay in bed, sleep, drink your apple juice and zip it. (I'm referring to adult sick people here, not kids). Anyway, Mackenzie's been sick, and this kid is a total rockstar when she's sick. (She is SO my kid. I have no tolerance for pain, but I am the best sick person ever!) So when she says something feels bad, or hurts, you KNOW she really means it. So last week, she's trying to eat her toast, and there are tears welling up in her eyes.
Me: "Oh, baby, are you OK?"
Mackenzie (almost crying): "It REALLY hurts when I swallow my food, and my ear is soooooo sore!" (now starts really crying.)
AJ: "Well, SUCK IT UP, SALLY!"
Huh. Clearly that old 'sympathy gene' skips two generations.