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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Would You Have Smiled?

Literal are the young.
Expressions they do not get.

Hyperbole, similes, metaphor
Are lost in preschool land.

Misunderstandings do occur
If this should be forgotten.

All this we were reminded
When middle son his pants did drop

After Daddy remarked
to our skinny boy
"You have no butt at all."

Turning around,
His naked tush
Our son did flash.

"See? I do have a butt!"
As Daddy was proven wrong.

Mommy hid her smile
As the thought occurred
A blog post she now has!

Linking up with Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop and the prompt: Write a poem about a time someone made you smile. Okay, so I'm not a poet, but this definitely made me smile! And laugh until I almost cried.

Pssst, did you get a chance to check out any of the Pour Your Heart Out links yesterday? Some great stories there!

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Blogger Oka said...

I so enjoy how literal the young kids can be. I even enjoyed it a little bit longer than normal with my oldest. His AS has made it difficult for him to learn "Hyperbole, similes, metaphor".

I fight back the smiles often.

November 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

TOO cute... those moments are getting few and far between in my house and I miss them!

November 18, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Okay your comments are back for me. The weirdest thing ever.

How absolutely adorable! And the best part of this is, when he's eighteen and he brings his girlfriend around, you can share this with her!

Ahhh, the power of the blog.

November 18, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Raine said...

That's cute :)

November 18, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Ha Ha. Love it. Ever since I started blogging back in the Spring, I'm constantly smiling to myself because I know my boys have just given me something to blog about. I only wish I had started when they were younger!

November 18, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My boys would do that too. B thought it was hysterical yesterday when I told Z he had a boney butt

November 18, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Very cute!

It's so true how literal kids are! You really have to be careful sometimes what you say to them!

Oh..sarcasm... also missed by kids!

November 18, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I bet it's a really cute butt too. Well done, Shell. Move over Maya Angelou.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

November 18, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Cute poem. Of course I would have smiled. He's so cute.

November 18, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Funkidivagirl said...

How funny! And now we can all laugh too...the beauty of blogging. :-)

November 18, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Renegades said...

Kids can be so literal. I guess he showed Daddy he was Wrong. Kids love that!

November 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

So cute! It reminds me of how my youngest will not accept an actual "name" for anything yet. The neighbor's cat isn't Fluffy, it's "no Mommy, that's a kitty cat!"

or if I call her GoofBall she will say "no Mommy, I'm A'mia!!(Amelia)"

November 18, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

HAHAHAH I would have busted a gut laughing. Got to love kids and their ability to take everything literally

November 18, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Claire {Beaktweets} said...

haha! that's great.

November 18, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

That's a good one!

I love it when they are so literal.

November 18, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Mimi N said...

That was cute and if I don't see my son's bare toosh for the rest of my life it will be too soon! LOL I've seen enough little boy butt cheeks to last a life time. giggle


November 18, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

That's too cute! I'll send my boy down to teach him the butt wiggle dance!

November 18, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh how sweet! It is amazing how specific and literal their minds work- love moments like that!

November 18, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

"As the thought occurredA blog post she now has!"i think like this ALL the time

November 18, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger ROemptyMommy said...

This was an adorable poem and certainly made me smile. :)

November 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

LOL! so cute!

November 18, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That is too funny!!!

November 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I love this and I love that pic =)

November 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

That made me giggle too.

November 18, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

I would have smiled. What a cutie.

Yesterday my husband did the "hey you have something on your shirt" bit on my daughter. When she looked down at his pointing finger he booped her in the nose.

It took four times before she got that it was a joke.

Sometimes the cute turns a bit painful!

November 18, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Love it! This made me smile!


November 18, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

Ha! My hubby sometimes takes off his pants to lay on the couch in his shirt and underwear. Last night when he did my daughter SQUEELED - Yippee, no pants time!

Kids are goofy.

I love it.

November 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

He is a doll!

November 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Love kids!!! They make the world so much more fun ;)

November 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Great job with the poem, Shell!

Naked kid butts are always blog-worthy!

November 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

hehehehehe Love it. :)

November 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger chele said...

That was great. It made me smile too!

November 18, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

Love it! With kids, it's really hard to run out of blogging material!

November 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

Ah yes, so very literal thinking aren't they?!

Great story!

November 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Cute! I married into a family who has a long line of no butts, my little boy included!

November 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I LOVE it! sounds like something my daughter would do too, lol!

November 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I applaud you for having the courage to write a poem, I chickened out and wrote the coffee list. But I have to say that my son is almost three and I love this age. Everything is so literal and he has a bazillion questions about everything but there is such a sweet innocence that gets lost when we get older.

November 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

that is hilarious! and he is adorable.

November 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Aw, now that's a cute lil butt poem!

November 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

What a wonderful poem it is, and funny! I can see the whole scene in front of my eyes..Thanks Shell for your recent comment!

November 18, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Angelia Sims said...

Ohhhh....that's cheeky. :-)


Too cute! Too funny! Definitely made me smile. :-D

November 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Love it! And yes it is so funny when they take everything literally.

November 18, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love the poem! That boy is so stinkin cute!!

November 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Aww! That is adorable!

November 18, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

That's hilarious! You've got a very smart kid there :)

November 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

HA!! I don't know what we'd do without our kids for inspiration.

November 19, 2010 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Michelle Pixie said...

Hee Hee! Having girls this is not an occurrence at our house but that is totally my sense of humor. Too funny! ;-)

November 19, 2010 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I tend to take things too literally like a child. Never know what might come out of a child's mouth. What inspiration!

November 19, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Amy DM said...

That was a very cute story and well done on putting it into poem form.

November 19, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Di said...

So cute! I can't wait to have these stories!

November 19, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

ADORABLE with a capital A!!

November 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Gotta love kids!

November 19, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Myn @ fresh graNOLA family said...

Too funny! And wow...your son looks so much like my friend's little boy, it's crazy!!

November 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

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