Wednesday, January 11, 2012

That's My Boy...

Well, this weekend I went and made myself happy.

Get your minds out of the gutter for once, you hooligans!

I MEANT that I got myself something I have wanted for a while now…

Didn’t I just say to get your minds out of the gutter? Jeez, what kind of gal do you think I am?

What I’m trying to say is that I bought myself a beautiful new Iphone!

Now I can while away the hours while talking to SIRI about all manner of useless topics.

Last night my son, who is infatuated with SIRI, asked it, “SIRI, why is my daddy so ugly?”, to which SIRI replied, “I don’t know. I’m not sure who your father is.” That gave me a hoot.

Anyway, speaking of Mini-Me, last night he surprised me, as he often does, with just how awesome he is. Apparently, he had an assignment in school where he had to write about his hero. When I went to his parent-teacher meeting last week, all the little rugrats had their Hero Essay taped to the hallway outside their classroom.

Mini-Me’s entry is in the banner pic above. For those with bad eyesight or too lazy to embiggen it, it reads:

“Who’s your hero? Mine is my dad. He’s tough, kind, and gentle. Even if he yells at Ozzy. I love to cuddle with my dad and sometimes Ozzy jumps in too. It’s so fun when me and my dad go outside and bring Ozzy out too and all play together. When we walk we bring Ozzy too. Now, it’s like son, father, and puppy day. My dad loves to walk me to 7-11 and get a cold Slurpee. While we walk we tell stories. He lets me pick the adjectives. I love my dad.”

I cleaned up the spelling a bit because, quite frankly, it was atrocious, but darn it all to heck if he didn’t cut me to the quick with this. He deserves something for making me all veklempt. Quick, someone buy him another Xbox!

I especially love the pictures up above the writing.. I’m assuming that the picture on the top right is me, him, and the dog walking to 7-11.

I can’t quite figure out who the one-eyed Medusa-thing is that’s following us.

It’s probably my wife.

19 comments:

sybil law said...

Awwwwww.

Congrats on your iPhone!

B.E. Earl said...

You drew that picture. Admit it.

Heff said...

That's either 1. NOT you in the drawing, or 2. Your son hasn't learned how to draw a huge cartoon dong yet.

Slyde said...

sybil: thanks!

earl: i cant draw THAT well..

heff: maybe he just didnt have enough paper to draw one to scale..?

Not So Simply Single said...

I think it's your mind that is in the gutter!

Glad you like your new phone...

Slyde said...

i really do. its a peach!

radioactive girl said...

I love that your son did this and I love that you love it. I have the new iPhone too and Siri is hilarious. A friend told me that if you tell Siri you are drunk she pulls up a list of nearby cabs for you. My kids enjoy copying the commercials and asking what a weasel looks like.

Slyde said...

yeah, my fun has just BEGUN where SIRI is concerned. Try telling her that you love her... she's a hoot.

Possum said...

You let him pick the adjectives...I like!!

True said...

Can you be my hero, too, and save the Twinkie?

Seriously, your kid loves you a lot, that's just awesome.

MarkD60 said...

I saw an essay online a kid wrote called "I Like Hores" He meant horses, but spelled it wrong every time. Look for it, it's worth it.

New iPhone? I want the new Galaxy

The Accidental Somebody said...

That almost made ME cry! What an awesome little guy you have there! Those little snippets are more valuable to me than anything money could ever buy. So glad I have two kids to fill up my heart like that. Great kid you have there Slyde, you're obviously a great dad too. :)

Chantel said...

I recently received a similar honor--only it was in the school cafeteria and my youngest is in 5th grade and ALLLLL the parents were there to watch as every kid called someone up. Apparently they had to use three adjectives to describe the person and tell why they chose them. Mine? I am "loving, admirable, and genial." Genial?? wth?

meleah rebeccah said...

I *heart* my iPhone4GS and Siri.

And I gotta tell ya, that photo of what your son wrote about you being his hero, brought tears to my eyes!!

Slyde said...

possum: yes, hes big on picking the adjectives!

True: save the twinkie? is that a bathhouse reference?

mark: the galaxy really does look good, but i guess im a bit of an apple fanboy after all..

accidental: my son read this and feels bad now that he made you cry.

chantel: now THAT is awesome! arent kids the bestest?

meleah: my son feels bad that YOU cried, too...

Cocaine Princess said...

Mini~me--- what a doll.

Slyde said...

that he is!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Awwww!!!!!!!!!! SO sweet!!!!

elizabeth said...

totally adorable.

I was reading my daughters "small moments" compilation of short stories (2nd grade) and hers was about our cat running away and coming back...not so bad when one kid wrote about how his parents forgot him at the mall so he borrowed some dudes phone to call the police... so not kidding. I should post that shit. It's funny as hell.

Oh - and you're my hero too. Because you send me the finale of Survivor all those years ago before I moved to this country where you can watch it on the website. The USA is so much more advanced that those of us who live(d) in igloos.