Bryson has been doing something lately that reminds me so much of Blaine. I thought I would share it here and recap somethings that Blaine has said as a toddler. I can't remember if I have ever posted about it, and frankly, I am too lazy to go back and look. So sorry if this is a repeat.
As a mother of three, I have learned that all kids will do things and see how much they can get away with. Don't you agree? I don't remember Brayden doing this, but the other two have. Saying "bad words". Now when I say "bad words", I am not talking about "bad words" as you would probably know it. I always used that phrase with my kids for things I didn't want them to say. Because they weren't "good words". Are you following me here? Like shut up, stupid, butt, fart and the list could go on and on. Just words that are rude or not nice. I know, I have boys. What else would I expect? But let me add here, boys can still learn manners.
Bryson's new thing lately is saying "little bootie". (Thanks Stephen.) Well that's all fine and dandy when we are at home and they are playing around. And I knew this day was coming. We went out to eat last night and I asked him what he wanted to eat.
"Little bootie", was his answer.
I explained that little bootie wasn't an option. He could have chicken, beef and broccoli, and so on. So I guess he decided I didn't understand that he wanted "little bootie" so he proceeded to stick his rear end up at me and smack it as he told me again, "Little bootie". I have also learned that the more you try to get them to stop, the more they will do it to be funny. So I just somewhat ignore it and he goes on to something else. Getting his brothers to stop laughing when he does it is another story.
Here is the reason that reminds me of Blaine. Me and Stephen had just gotten married so he would have been almost the same exact age as Bryson is now. I went to pick up Blaine from Bible class and the teacher pulls me aside and says, "I've got to tell you what Blaine did in class." All I could think to myself was, "Oh great." To be honest I was a little scared. He had already been in trouble numerous times for not keeping his lips to himself in class.
They were learning about Noah and the Ark. They learn one lesson at every class for a month. You know. Repetition. Anyway, they asked Blaine who built the ark.
"StupidshutupNoah." Yes. That was his answer.
His teacher wasn't sure what he had said so she asked him to repeat himself.
And it went on from there. Everything they asked him in class that day his answer started out with stupid shut up. And he would say it all in one breath so you know he was just seeing if he could get away with it.
Thankfully that phase didn't last too long.