Friday, September 25, 2009

My Teenage Son

The weather has started changing here. The leaves are beginning to show some fall colors. The nights are getting chilly. The daytime highs are dropping. Fall is in the air.

My kids are skeptical. They want to wear shorts every day. I let it go for a while. But now it's officially fall. And the high yesterday was in the 60's. I explained these things to my kids and they both agreed to wear long pants to school. They got up and got themselves dressed. I commented at breakfast on what a good job they did following directions and getting themselves dressed appropriately for the fall weather.

I sent them off to school as normal.

I picked them up at the bus stop in the afternoon. My 5 year old was wearing shorts. Huh?

I asked him why he was wearing shorts. He laughed and said, "Ha, ha. Tricked you. I put shorts on under my pants and took off my pants when I go to school."

When did my 5 year old turn 15?

16 comments:

Gin said...

OH.MY.GOD! I am not going to share that little secret with my daughter because she would SOOOOO do that!

Mama Zen said...

I'm thinking what Gin is thinking. I hope my daughter doesn't figure out that trick!

a corgi said...

too cute! he's too sharp! I think you are always going to have to keep an eye on that one for sure!

betty

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Holy Cow, Cookie... I think you are in for a rough-go with the 5-yr. old. My youngest was sorta like that. IF I said WHITE, he said BLACK... He fought us all of the way --but WE won!!!!! Tough Love!!!! ha

Good Luck.
Hugs,
Betsy

Joyce-Anne said...

Oh no! He's already tricking you at the age of 5! I think he's going to give you a run for your money. Good luck!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow the Kid is very smart !! This is so a funny post !!Unseen Rajasthan

phd in yogurtry said...

now there's an independent spirit!

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girlytwins said...

OMG that is great. So funny!!

Michelle said...

That is HILARIOUS! I was actually thinking earlier today about how Little Miss will be doing this someday, I'm sure. But hey, I'm all in favor of the theory that if you can't use common sense, you can learn to live with the consequences.

Fire Hunt said...

That is so funny I can see my boys doing that 5 is fun I have to.

p-huong said...

My 14 year old sister does the same thing. One time my BFF called me to tell me that she saw my little sister hanging out after school and she was wearing really short shorts. No way my momma would have let her go to school with those on.

I just have to warn you: get used to it. I still use the phrase, "HA ha, tricked you!" to my mom.

Yaya said...

Hahahahahahaha! Oh boy, you're gonna have to watch out for him!

Talon said...

lol! He's definitely one to watch! I truly don't think kids feel the cold the way we do.

Cathy said...

lol! i'd be so mad if one of mine did that. :)

Heidi said...

That's awesome! I love his sneakiness.