Tuesday, February 02, 2010

It's a Gift...

Monday morning conversation with youngest son as he leaves for work.

Me: “Don’t forget to call that guy today. I told him you would and if you don’t, it will make me look like a raving lunatic.”

Son: (pauses while untangling his iPod wires, glances over at me and states calmly)
“Mom, you are a raving lunatic.”

My immediate response – denial – is fleeting and dies a natural death. Mea culpa.

Me: “Okay, so, just because I am a raving lunatic doesn’t mean I want to look like one.”

Boys can be brutal.

I shall embrace my lunacy.

And I resist the urge to tell him it’s hereditary and/or catching. Each of my sons is exhibiting the signs. Makes for some delightful and amusing times together.

16 comments:

trish said...

Ha! Yes embrace the lunacy! Before long the boys (mine included) will be acknowledging and embracing their own.

Attila The Mom said...

Oh those family moments just warm your heart don't they? LOL

Sherry said...

There is just something about the way our children 'know' us like no one else...and what they can get away with saying to us!! But all hail to heredity...what goes around, comes around...

Kim said...

Here's a snappy comeback you can use next time - it takes one to know one. How do non-loons get by?

Deidra said...

I appreciate the fact that he paused before declaring you a raving lunatic. What a perfect moment! That's right...embrace it!

Lainey-Paney said...

I think you just gave me a glimpse into my future.

Lynda said...

Embrace the inner lunatic... she that shall be adored.

Boys know nothing.. and they pick their noses in the car.

Besides.. some of my favourite people in the world are raving lunatics.. and all those comments about the world reflecting back to us our inner selves... oh crap.

Rick said...

Nice to have such a fun relationship with your kids. My son, too, points out that I'm not only crazy, but eccentric, too.

Beth said...

ahhhh, dont you just love boys? they can be so innocent at times..and so aggravating at others!

I just love the conversations you have with your boys!!!

XXOXOX

oreneta said...

I know a girl or two who would dish it out just the same......just the same. I kind of like it too, if it doesn't get too vicious....

Did he phone?

Chairman Bill said...

It's either hereditary or the way he was brought up. Either way you can't escape.

cipriano said...

Ahhhhhh.... blessed lunacy!
Embrace your inner lunatic!
As M. Scott Peck used to say [and I believe he was right]...... "We are all mentally ill, the difference is a matter of degrees."

Zhu said...

Ouch, kids are honest these days. I am too with my mum comes to think of it - it's a good way to keep your parents young! :-D

Angie Muresan said...

Haha! I love that! Aren't our kids the sweetest?

Seraphine said...

raving lunacy is what parenthood is all about.

nursemyra said...

Ha! They'll find out soon enough