May 28, 2008

every day an adventure....






My son Kellen, cracks me up. I absolutely love seeing the world through the eyes of a 4 year old. On almost a daily basis he makes me laugh out loud with his thoughts on things. Today was no exception. 

He and I were driving to work our shift at the school fun run. We had just left the dollar store. (Which is another 'joy' in my life. I totally dig dollar stores...seriously.)  We were stopped at an intersection with our blinker on , waiting to turn when he says from the backseat, "why do you have to turn your winker (a.k.a. blinker) on?" I said, "It tells the other cars that I am going to turn." He thinks for a moment before responding, "but how can they hear it?" For a moment, I didn't understand what he meant but then, suddenly, I got it. From his little booster, way in the backseat, the blinker has always just been something that makes a clicking noise inside the car and nothing more. I wonder how many other things we adults do in our daily life that makes absolutely no sense to these little people.....?
Soon after,  we arrived at school to begin the fun run. Today was 'Hawaiian day' and I must say, Kellen was quite adorable in his getup. Much to the delight of the students, (and the dismay of the adults) Kellen was given a squirt bottle to cool off the runners. He had very little restraint as he enthusiastically sprayed and unfortunately, managed to get the principal square in the face once or twice. He (the principal) actually tattled on Kellen to me...."he's not even asking if we want to get sprayed!!!!"  I wanted to say, "no tattling! Work it out yourselves"! I don't think he thought it was as funny as I did........

3 comments:

McMurrays said...

I am understanding more and more why Kellen is the boys new BFF. . Kinkade saved his money for 6 months to buy water squirters.
Talk soon!
Darcy

Joey_Veltkamp said...

Oh, kids are so smart. How can other people hear the turn signals. I love it.

hautemommy said...

Haha how cute!! Kellen is so darling, Colleen!!! :) Isn't it funny that we BOTH have 4 year old boys now?! :) I love bot having blogs so we can catch up! xo!