Friday, April 20, 2007

Air It Out

When I picked The Mayor up from school yesterday Ms. Valerie warned me that he was swinging free, going commando (or "going to Alabama").

He had waited too long to go to the bathroom and then couldn't get his pants down fast enough.

[I don't know about you, but I HATE when that happens.]

These days, when we get home we hang out with our neighbors who are usually outside with their new Great Dane puppy.

It's hysterical that they got a Great Dane because the largest member of the family, Rusty -- the father, weighs no more than 140 lbs. That dog is going to outweigh him by twenty pounds or more and the other members of the family are even smaller.

[Next door: Where the little people dwell...and they do dwell well...]

Anyway, we were standing around yesterday admiring Herschel The Great Dane and The Mayor was climbing on the fence between the yards.

Rusty picked up The Mayor and swung him around and then returned him to the ground.

"Just in case you get flashed, he's going commando," I told Rusty.

Then I heard The Mayor yell, "SEE!!"

I looked down only to find he had pulled his shorts down to his ankles and was waving his package at all four members of Rusty's family -- and the dog too.

Oh. The. Joys.



The Mayor's Joy

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this confirmation that all persons of the male gender are most proud of the same thing and that it takes much control not to show it off to everyone?
Grandma Seattle

Sayre said...

I believe Grandma Seattle is right. I've had five brothers, two husbands, and one son - and ALL of them are quite proud of theirs.

At age 8, my son has decided it's time to sleep commando. I wonder how long that will last?

Patience said...

When you first mentioned the Great Dane, I thought somehow that was going to be turned into the Great Dana.

Be proud, young man! Be proud!

[But as some point, the little guy's gonna hafta learn when and where he can wave his package and when & where he must keep it concealed!]

jo! said...

Holy Cow, you quoted Spinal Tap. I have the biggest friend-crush on you ever!

WILLIAM said...

Did he make his father proud?

The Medium Swede said...

This blog goes to 11.

Augs Casa said...

Sweet, I can't wait to see the mayor on the television streaking at sporting events.

In the immortal words of Jerry Seinfeld, "You mean the only thing between you and me is a thin layer of gaberdean?"

foodiemama said...

hmm....i am thinking the mayor and littlefoodie have something in common...my foodie loves to show of his "twigs and berries".

Adrienne said...

My little guy LOVES to go commando. He thinks underwear is communist plot hatched by the devil known as Fruita de la Loom.

Jenny said...

hee hee... aren't boys FUN?!

sween said...

"going to Alabama"

That's just awesome.

canape said...

Just make sure he knows the difference between ' and '' when he starts measuring.

Em said...

I can tell you are the proud mommy! Perhaps he is just imitating you?!?! LOL

QueenieB said...

Underpants? No underpants? Does it really even matter? I think that once you get rid of that diaper, it's all good.

Kevin Charnas said...

And no doubt making Rusty and Herschel green with envy in the process.

slouching mom said...

First of all, who names a Great Dane Herschel? That just makes me laugh. It so doesn't fit with my image of the G.D., who I'd imagine would have a name like Buck or Mac. (If your neighbors are reading, I mean that in the gentlest, kindest way.)

Love that story! He's a keeper, The Mayor.

Mamma said...

Boys and their packages!!

crazymumma said...

...and it doesn't change when they become men...

urban-urchin said...

i LOVE that photo. my daughter did that at the Mayor's age, in a candy store....

Ryan said...

The worst thing is.... he probably won't change much as he gets older.

That's the man in all of us males.

It could be worse.

ali said...

what's wrong with going commando?? it's my method of choice :)

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Oh yeah, I hate it when that happens too... it's been worse since giving birth for sure... I seriously have to undo my pants before my eyes see the toilet or I am in trouble.

Great story with the package show and tell. You always make me laugh!

Kelly said...

That's the best part of going commando. Makes it so much easier to flash the unsuspecting!

Thanks for the laugh...

wendy boucher said...

I'm glad he's proud of his package. Apparently not all men are. I keep getting emails about enlarging my penis. Never mind that I don't have one - the suggestion is that some men worry about it. Good for Mayor to be so self-assured.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

HA! Boys. They love their package!!!!

Cece said...

Reason # 78552247855 I'm glad to only have girls. lol

QT said...

Wow - you have some great teenage years to look forward to - never mind college. Oh.The.Joys

Woman with kids said...

Oh. My. God. That's hysterical. And so boy.

Monica said...

Oh my gosh that kid is adorable! My boys did the same and thankfully quit before puberty! LOL Boys, gotta love em.

M

Robyn said...

That's about as bad as the little man standing at the storm door, butt naked, girating for the whole neighborhood to see. We've had neighbors offer to buy our house and it's not even for sale.

karrie said...

Sigh. Someday we'll be able to wear shorts again here in Boston. I'd flash a Great Dane right now for the privilege.

TSM-terrifically superiorily mediocre said...

They seem to go in phases. First it's the "LOOK EVERYONE!" phase. Then they don't want you to look. Then, they hit fifteen and start working out. And they're ALWAYS walking around in boxer briefs in a semi-flex. Especially when little sisters 13 and 14 year old friend are over.

*rolls eyes and heaves a little sigh*

Penny. said...

LOL!!!

GREAT SHOT, TOO!

Tessa said...

Heh The Mayor ROCKS! Shecky went through a phase where he'd moon the cars that drove past our house! At first... MORTIFIED. After a while it just cracked me up! He took such JOY in it!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

That picture is priceless.

BOSSY said...

Bossy has a Great Dane who loves packages of every variety, mostly because she gets to harumph at the UPS guy.

Jennifer said...

I love boys showing off their stuff posts. They make me giggle!

Tracysan said...

Oh, kids and their need for empirical proof of everything! Fabulous!

Chaos Control said...

Boys will be boys, won't they? Some things they'll never outgrow - and I'm afraid this might be one of those things.

carrie said...

I thought you were going to say that Rusty pulled The Mayor's arm from his socket (or some other equally common rough-housing injury).

Glad to know it was just a flash.

Carrie

Paige said...

Look, I got a little girl who desperately wants to play with boys right now. You tell the Mayor to rein in his business, ya hear?

Btw, tell your neighbors that Herschel is an awesome name for a Great Dane.

Penny. said...

OTJ.. just so you know, I'm shutting 'er down over at COAHTR, but I'll be on CWO, occassionally. I will visit. If you don't see me commenting much, I'm still here in spirit. Love to you! I'll miss your daily dose of humor into my life. xoxo Blessings to you and yours.

Lotta said...

Snort. Can relate!

Chrissy said...

I love it! Boys are so hysterical in a slightly embarassing sort of way, that makes us smile!!!

mcewen said...

That ups his career prospects no end! I am given to understand that the Chip & Dales [sp] are getting a bit over the hill and may be recruiting in a few years time.
Cheers

thordora said...

I wish I had a penis sometimes...

Kyla said...

I can imgaine him doing some sort of pantless touchdown dance. I think that's what my boy would be doing anyway. *lol* Oh the joys, indeed.

Pecos Blue said...

My little one just found his bits and I can only imagine him doing this. You really do make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

wow your world is certainly small, very small.

gingajoy said...

gahahaha! love it:)

Kevin said...

I used to do the same thing when I was a kid. Now that I'm older, I'll still show it. Only now I I wait until I am asked.

Matt Bell said...

You do know you are all slowly but surely turning into The Simpsons, don't you? On Sunday, Herschel is going to lean over the garden fence and say "Hi-diddly ho, neighbo-rooney!!!"

notfearingchange said...

LMAO...and he'll continue to do that for at least another 20 years...

Tabba said...

It's definitely a guy thing.

cce said...

Hope those neighbors are tuned in to The Dog Whisperer. With a dog that out weighs them all, they need to be channeling some serious calm-assertive energy.

carmachu said...

Yes, we are quite proud and willing to show it off at a moment's notice!

very amusing there...

Lawyer Mama said...

I'd be so proud!

PunditMom said...

Nothin' better than commando,is there! Of course, I did have to explain to Mr. PunditMom what 'going commando' meant! ;)

Mimi said...

"air it out" was always the reason my mom gave for why my sister and i were always to go commando in our nighties. ha!

now my five year old nephew is renowned for his frequent flashing. beware the phrase 'does anybody wanna see a dance?' because i can tell you that it's always always the no-pants dance.

Jenifer said...

Good grief. If I ever have a boy you will need to whip up a handbook or something...the worse we have is Papoosie Girl lifting up her shirt to nurse her babies....

Momish said...

Ok, reason #756 I am glad I have a girl. I just am not cut out for such male adventures!

But, the pic is wonderful!

Southern Fried Mom said...

I love boys!

Mom on Coffee said...

Ahh, the joys of boys and their schlongs. It doesn't ever get any better either, at least some day, some other woman will have to put up with him wanting to show it off.

Awesome=You! Thanks so much!

flutter said...

Only slightly off topic, but, my former boss and her family were teensy weensy wee little people. Like all 5'2" and under. Me? Not so much, so any time they came into town they would hire me to come to their house and do massage.
I felt like Godzilla in Tokyo.

Sharon said...

Not just a Spinal Tap reference, but STONEHENGE at that!

"No one knows who they were...or what they were doing..."

Rock on, mama.

Rapunzel said...

Love it! These are the moments I miss by having only girls.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Junior Mayhem is also quite proud of his package, and feels the need to share it with the world on a regular basis!

Also, he is inexplicably driven to keep his hand upon it for the majority of the day! UGH!

Kara said...

heehee Silly Boy!

Crystal said...

That is freaking hilarious.

dragonfly183 said...

ha ha thats very funny.

The Sour Kraut said...

It's a good thing Herschel wasn't hungry for a Snausage puppy treat!

jchevais said...

Little boys are awesome.

That package pulling gets a little old after the ago of 35. I'm speaking about my husband of course...

DysdHousewife said...

Did there happen to be a Fed Ex Truck nearby? Apparently they induce that type of behavior. Jus Sayin'.