Friday, October 10, 2008

The best boys ever!

Our boys really enjoyed General Conference last weekend.  They especially loved watching the Tabernacle choir and trying to find the one man with a mustache.  They called it "Let's find the mustache!"  When they got bored with that game, they decide to play "Let's find the bald boys".  There were a lot more of those than mustaches.  If conference was just singing, they would have no problem watching 8 hours of it.   
Another great conference moment was when one of our boys passed by the TV just in time to hear a speaker quote a scripture that had the word "naked" in it.  Quietly, he began to laugh and said "naked (chuckle chuckle) he said naked."  The best part was, my boy was not saying that for anyone else, just for his own enjoyment.
Big J is the star student this week at school and everyone had to draw a picture of him today.  He told me that his favorite picture was from Katherine because she drew her and him playing and he really liked how she drew and colored her dress.  He said it was really nice.  He then told me that he asked her to be his very best girlfriend (to differentiate from his best friend that is a boy).  I think she took it a bit different and told him that she would rather just be "friends".


Bob & Kristy said...

We just got some new neighbors, and they have a really nice boy who is Nicki's age, and he's now in her kindergarten class. So she's been begging to play at his house, and to have him over here, because he's like a new toy that is always available just a few houses away.

Nevermind that NEXT DOOR is a family with a boy one year older than her and another boy one year younger than her, who are really sweet and who she has played with since she was old enought to play. They are "The Vanderwoods", and they aren't friends, they just exist, like the playground, and sure they are fun. But the new kid, Pablo, he is her new fiend. And apparently she's told his mom he is her "boyfiend", because in her mind he is the first boy she has been friends with, since relatives and The Vanderwoods don't count (I think because she doesn't remember meeting them).

I had to explain to Pablo's mom that having a boy as a friend is a new thing to her, and merits a special notation of that, hence the title "boyfiend"; but she really has no idea boyfriend can mean anything else. But then I have to explain why the other two boys (The Vanderwoods) that Nicki and Pablo play with don't count as friends in Nicki's mind, although they clearly are friends, and boys.

Ah, the inner workings of a 5 year old's mind!

Katy said...

So was it Ryan who laughed at "naked?" So Jacob experienced his first rejection when he wasn't even trying to hook up.

Gabriela Hull said...

Suzy, that's funny. Boys are so fun!

Donna said...

I had a boyfriend in preschool and I specifically knew that meant we were going to get married. Mia on the other hand will have nothing to do with that kind of silliness. Her friend Molly is convinced she is going to marry Sully, from primary, and Mia always tells her, "Molly, you just think you're going to marry Sully, but you're really not. You probably won't even know him anymore when it's time to get married."