You Never told me that

My youngest child is going to carry a different name in this blog. He has also been known as “Outdoorsman” in previous posts, which is appropriate as well but this new stage in his life is creating a glove like fit for this new name.

Freebird and I discussed it last night and both believe “Challenger” is much more fitting.

He is extremely intelligent and soaks up knowledge like a sponge. I mean, really smart. We are hoping this smart gene pays off but as in many intelligent people the price tag also comes with being extremely literal.

When both were younger I could sarcastically say to Freebird, “If you do not stop, I am going to kick your hiney.” Which would elicit much giggly laughter and hiney wiggling and boo-tay movement therefore tempting the playful kicking of her hind region.

With Challenger I could sarcastically say, “If you do not stop I am going to kick your hiney.” Which would elicit the truly sincere response of, “Mom….whimper,sniff,whimper.…why would you ever kick me?”

Which would also elicit from Freebird, much giggly laughter and hiney wiggling and boo-tay movement therefore tempting the playful kicking of her hind region.

He really does not like sarcasm…with myself and Freebird around that is a challenge in itself.

He is killing me though with this literal mind. It is challenging my brain to communicate in a language of which I did not speak. His desire in not to disrespect, he truly speaks a different language of which I am not fluent.

His most repeated phrase at this stage and age is, “You NEVER told me that.”

My mother mind though is mastering his foreign tongue.

For instance, when I leave the house I do not say, “Challenger, do not play with matches”.

Instead I state, “Challenger, do not create any combustible material with either natural, man made, or any kind of chemical combination.”

Oh yeah…..our mother minds are good!

His sister is learning the language of which he speaks but has not mastered it as well as her mother.

I was never more reminded than when I heard Challenger respond to Freebird regarding the outfit he had picked out and worn to Poppy’s bday party before she or I could look him over.

“You NEVER told me not to wear stripes and plaids”.

You see as his mother and knowing the “tongue of his tribe”, I would have known to say upon the instructions she had given him of what not to wear…….

“You must never wear fabric, that is man made or natural, that has horizontal or vertical stripes or any such patterns together with another fabric. For instance, if you choose to wear shorts, pants, or any outer garment with said pattern you must not attire yourself in any like or unlike pattern in any other garment upon your body or outer body.”

Oh Freebird……..it takes time to acquire the skills of which I have mastered.

Yep…..Challenger it is.


We’ll get you there buddy…….

Love,

Me

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