My son is seven. He is very entertaining at times...
For example, did you know that sexy means wearing your underwear on your head? At least that's what it means according to him.
My son was making his Christmas list and a commercial came on tv. He said "I want that!" It was a commercial for Dulcolax Stool Softener. His reason for wanting it was "because it is so soft." I still haven't figured out how to explain to him what it is and why he probably really wouldn't want it. Needless to say, we all had a good laugh about it.
At church on Christmas Eve, the minister called the children up to the front of the church and asked them if they knew what holiday we were celebrating. My son pipes up, proud as can be, and says "Hanukkah!" Now, we are not Jewish and do not celebrate Hanukkah. We are Methodists and the whole congregation got quite a kick out of the whole thing. The minister was a little taken aback and finally said that some people celebrate hanukkah, but we are celebrating a different holiday. Another child said Christmas and he went on with the message. I think a lot of people in the congregation were surprised that he even knew what Hanukkah was. I was actually kind of proud that he knew about it. I try to keep an open mind and teach him about different cultures and such.
This past Friday, we were preparing to go on a little trip to my brother's house. My son came in with a dead rat that he found outside. He seemed rather proud of his find. My mom and I were a little less enthusiastic about it.
While on the way to my brother's house, we ran into a thunderstorm. We ended up pulling into a rest area because it was raining so hard I couldn't see to drive. While sitting in the car in the parking lot, the rain continued to come down very heavily and hail stones were hitting the windshield. Of course, this is the moment he tells me he has to go potty and that it is an emergency. We ended up out in the pouring rain, getting pelted by hailstones on the way into the building. He laughed and laughed and thought it was great fun to be running through the rain. I was a little less thrilled about looking like a drowned rat and sitting in wet clothes the remaining 2 hours of the drive.
Anyway, these are the moments that we can sit back and laugh about. I wouldn't trade them for anything. These little things are bigger than you think they are. They are wonderful memories to keep for a lifetime.