Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Stinky Kind of Love

When I picked up The Rooster from school all of The Mayor’s friends crowded around me.


“Where’s The Mayor? Where’s The Mayor?” they chirped.

I told them that he broke his arm and had to stay home for a little while.

“Tell him I am missing him!” one shouted.


“Me too! I am missing him, too!” another joined.

The next thing I knew I was waist deep in a sea of munchkins who were all shouting,

“I am missing The Mayor! No, I am! NO, ME!!”

It was kind of awesome!

This morning The Mayor came to school with me to drop off Rooster but he was feeling too protective of his arm to stay.

Taylor, a curly-haired classmate ran up to him yelling,

“MAYOR!!! DID YOUR MOMMY TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE MISSED YOU?!!”

More awesome!

Finally, in a burst of morning tenderness, K knelt down in front of The Mayor, moved in close and said,

“Mayor, you have been so brave. I am so proud of you and I love you so much.”

In response, The Mayor said,

“YUCK, DADDY! I. DON'T. LIKE. YOUR. BREATH.”

Which is, of course, the most awesome!

67 comments:

Mama DB said...

ha! that's all awesome.

Velma said...

Oh, man - you are warming the cockles of my cold shriveled heart with that little vignette of filial love.

(I may perhaps be playing too much Scrabulous this week.)

Corgimom said...

Oh the honesty!

Lisa Milton said...

Children hide their feelings, oh so well. So much for tender.

bethtrue said...

OMG that's awesome. i'm sitting here all by my lonesum self in my office, snickering away. poor daddy - love comes in all shapes and sizes. hee hee.

love it

Beth (tired mommy to an early risin' 4.5 yr old)

furiousBall said...

here's how you say happy valentine's day

ya baby

Omaha Mama said...

I love those moments. Okay, maybe not really...

Shannon said...

LMAO. Kids have a knack for taking the tenderness out of a touchy feely moment :)

Mamma said...

Go Mayor, Go Mayor

*doing my best cabbage patch*

Tracey said...

Hehe! That is like when Ladybug told me that my breath smells bad but my armpits smelled good! Glad to hear he is popular and well liked!

Dory said...

Ahhh, coffee breath!

Magpie said...

Ha ha ha - between K's breath and the mighty wind, what's a kid to do?

Laura said...

What a wonderful exchange! Kids!

Hope the arm heals quickly.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I love this post! And didn't get to say, SORRY about his arm! You poor things!

flutter said...

LOL....oh the love of a child.

Caffeine Court said...

Ah yes-I can always count on my kids to tell me when I have stinky breath.

fooped said...

Bwah ha!!!

the mama bird diaries said...

Man, kids are harsh. Funny.

JoeinVegas said...

They all missed the Mayor!!! Such deprivation. Hope he gets well enough to return to class soon.

liv said...

That kid is money. Pure money.

Cyndi said...

Too funny.

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee hee! It's those tender moments that are the best.

Jenni said...

Never ask a kid if you're fat, pretty or stinky.

Spoken from experience.

the end of motherhood said...

The Mayor, keepin it real...

Cathy said...

bwah-ha-ha!!

Such a tender moment!

imaginary binky said...

Breath ruins all of the best moments.

Kelley said...

*snort*

and a little gift for mummy.

Bwaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaa

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee. Miss M was a little hard to love yesterday, for erm, stinky reasons...

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

hehehehe.

Time to lay off the garlic.

Too funny!

Two Kids and a Husband said...

First i have to say I read yesterday and my heart broke for you! What a horrible exprience, I was frightened for you and for him! Its one thing I alwasy worry about with my kids.. It sounds like he is pulling through it great! How awsome that he was able to be so brave! (and also a cheer for momma..GOOO MOMMA!!for being brave for him)... !!!

WILLIAM said...

Awesome.

Moobs said...

I love this.

I think on this side of the pond we would be wondering what our kids were up to to make them that popular. Which is why we have bad teeth an whine all the time.

Patience said...

Love and Altoids!

~JJ! said...

Love that kid.

Mahala said...

LOL! Don't you love how they can shoot down a tender moment in two seconds flat?

-The Shiny Happy Mama- said...

I love it!!!!

chantelle said...

Gotta Love the honesty. :)

Amy said...

Kids = Humility (or, humiliation!)

Jenifer said...

Oh how a moment can change in the presence of a child. Glad to hear The Mayor is back on his feet.

Super B's Mom said...

I love it when those tender moments are shattered by brutal honesty. HAHA

Hugs to you Mayor!!

mamatulip said...

I've been thinking of you guys since your last post. I love the thought of The Mayor's friends rallying around you to tell you how much they missed him.

Every morning when I drop Julia off at school, a group of her friends from class, spearheaded by one adorable little boy who Julia announced the other day was her boyfriend, start chanting her name. It is, seriously, one of the best parts of my day.

Jen M. said...

All of that is awesome.

Kids are wonderful.

ImpostorMom said...

hahaha, that is awesome!

Mimi said...

Well, he's related to YOU so I imagine he must truly be a social butterfly :-)

carrie said...

Well, I am happy to hear that he's feeling well enough to notice stinky breath! That is AWESOME!

Have a wondrful weekend.

Rosie said...

I love the Major's comment to his Daddy - that's brilliant. And what a lovely bunch of friends he has.

motherbumper said...

I just fell completely in love with the Mayor. I love kids. Good thing I guess ;)

dawn224 said...

I'm glad the Mayor is up and about and so loved by the masses :)

Queeny said...

I'm like the mayor -- can't tolerate funky breath. Desperately wishing the hubs would quit smoking.

LceeL said...

Gotta love a kid that hasn't learned to do anything but call a spade a spade.

QT said...

Obviously someone is feeling much better....

Carpenters said...

kids having a way of putting us in our place..haha....

Annie said...

Way to keep Daddy grounded Mayor!

I love it!

Ponygirl said...

Glad things are quieting down at the homestead. Big love to the mayor.

jennifer h said...

That IS awesome. There's nothing like honesty to dispel a tender moment.

Lawyer Mama said...

Way to go, Mayor!

notfearingchange said...

ahhhh....kids are so cute.

painted maypole said...

your kid is popular!

now teach him how to hand out breath mints.

Kevin Charnas said...

HHAA!! I used to think the same about my Dad's coffee breath when I was the Mayor's age. Now, I think of it with fondness.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Ahhh, a love so honest and true... I think I've said that exact thing to John... no, wait... it was more like, "Did I just shit myself? No...omg, that's your BREATH."

Value wIT said...

with a broken arm to parade around the school, The Mayor's popularity is secure for the rest of his school days. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

Redneck Mommy said...

Catching up on my post reading (as you can tell...lol) but I just wanted to say how glad I am the Mayor is going to recover from his injury.

Scary how in a blink of an eye, our hearts can be in our throats as we worry for our child's safety.

Even scarier is how a man's breath can be worse than a dog with rotten teeth sometimes...

allrileyedup said...

That would make an excellent Listerine commercial.

Mommy Bits said...

HONESTY ROCKS!!!lol

TV Brackets said...

There is nothing quite like a broken limb to up your cool factor at school and get lots of attention.

Jane the Sane said...

Ha ha...priceless!

Posh Mama said...

LOL- hilarious!