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27 August 2008 @ 05:29 pm
Mister Grumpypants  
Aaron James is not a morning person.

Of course, he can bounce out of bed at 7 am on a weekend, but for school?  Huh uh.

This morning's exchange went something like this:

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Me.  (flips on light) Good morning!  Time to get up.

A.J.  (puts pillow over his head) Five more minutes.

Me.  Nope.  Now.

A.J.  Twenty more minutes.

Me.  Erm...  no.

A.J.  I don't want to go to school.

Me.  Sorry.  (passes him a shirt and shorts) Put these clothes on.

A.J.  Why do I have to go to school?

Me.  Because the state of Texas made it law for every child 6 years and older to be enrolled in school.  If you didn't go, I'd be breaking the law and I'd go to jail.  Do you want me to go to jail?

A.J.  Do they wear those striped outfits in jail?  The black and white ones?

Me.  (...)  No, orange jumpsuits, I think.

A.J.   You don't look good in orange.

****

And that, my friends, was the conversation we had that made him decide to quit whining and get ready to go to school.  True story.  My hand to God.

 
 
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dragonsangel68: TW - Edward Adorkable Laughingdragonsangel68 on August 27th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
He's articulate in the morning! Wait a few years... You'll be grunted at, but don't worry you learn really quicky to translate each and every grunt ;)

It's a good think orange just isn't your color ;)
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on August 27th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
I totally dodged a bullet, there. Thank goodness, right? If the black and white stripes had been the uniform, I think he'd have sold me down the river!
Embellishedembe11ished on August 27th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Well, aren't you lucky! Where would you be now if orange happened to be your color?
Carrie Leigh: Pfft.carrie_leigh on August 27th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Probably in Huntsville, in the women's correctional facility?

Whew, is all I have to say.
seegrim: beautifulseegrim on August 27th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
*squeals with laughter*

Oh, Carrie. That's a good one. I'm so glad we get Aaron someday. ;)
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
He can make sure Becca's outfits don't clash.
seegrimseegrim on August 28th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
*cackles* There is hope for her yet, then!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Muove - Charactersjandjsalmon on August 27th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
At least he knows his fashion sense that early in the morning. ;)
Carrie Leigh: Jim!carrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
A very fashion savvy six year-old.
raspberry_rave on August 27th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
*waves* Hi!

Your kids are adorable! And so very amusing. Lol. At least he knows what his Mum looks good in. :)
Carrie Leigh: Si Muove Characterscarrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Hey, new friend!

Thank you. They have their moments.
Jessicatudorrose1533 on August 28th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Sometimes I think you must be deliberately inventing how hilarious your kids are, because I know I was sure as hell not this amusing at that age.
Good thing you don't look good in orange!
Carrie Leigh: Cinically Insanecarrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
I seriously don't. They're just weird!
ex_justduch on August 28th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
He is SO going to be in theatre..lol!
Carrie Leigh: We're actorscarrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
One can only hope.
WolfStar: memorieswolfstar07 on August 28th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
lmao Well, at least he cares about how you look. :)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
:)He does.

dL: giggledieloreley on August 28th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
A boy with fashion sense. You don't get them that often. What a loving son, he woke up to save his mommy from having to wear something that clashes with her skin tone! *is secretly cackling*
I'm just me: Life is Beautifulairmidm on August 28th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I adore your kids, Carrie! I guess it is a really good thing you don't 'look good in orange' according to the little man. *snickers*
Carrie Leigh: a rainbow diescarrie_leigh on August 28th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
That's no joke!
blaise_muove on August 28th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I fear mine wouldn't have cared. Especially if it was the black and white striped ones rather than orange. I know Case would have said something along the lines of 'but MOM you like black clothes!'

(And yes, I am being lazy by not logging out of B!)
pipperstormspipperstorms on August 28th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
well, at least your son has some fashion scene?