Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Little Teetotaler

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Friday was the fiftieth day of school for Mister Man. In celebration, his teacher (whom we love) had a fifties day. They were to bring in 50 pennies, which they counted and used for all sorts of fun games. She provided 50 Cheerios per student for snack. They played with hula hoops during recess.

Oh, and of course, they were allowed to be out of uniform and dress for the fifties.

(Ok, seriously, why can't he smile like that for the pictures for school?)

When I picked him up after school, I asked how the day went.

Fine, Mom, he told me. Mom, am I allowed to drink beer?

Ummm, no. You know that of course. You are allowed to drink root beer though.

The silence in the back seat was deafening.

Did you have root beer today, Mister Man?

Umm, I told Mrs. Teacher that I'm not allowed to have it.

Oh, knowing they also had root beer floats in school. So did you just have the ice cream then?

No, I just told her that I wasn't allowed to have it.

Oops. Yeah, that generalizing thing isn't exactly his strong point. Poor kid. Of course, now I have to wonder what the teacher thinks that I won't let my poor little guy have a root beer float with the rest of the class!


septembermom November 8, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

He's too funny! See how well he listens to you :)

He looks very handsome in his jacket. He'll attract the girls for sure in those teen years!

Hyacynth November 8, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

I think we just got a glimpse of what MM is going to look like when he gets to high school. What a good looking guy!
I love how innocent they are.

Teacher Tom November 8, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

What a good kid! I'm impressed.

We've offered out daughter wine and beer since she was a toddler. My wife grew up in Europe and she believes that kids ought to learn how to drink with their families -- not with their high school friends like I did. So far, she's had the occasional sip, but she much prefers root beer!

Debbie November 8, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

But good for him for being such a rule follower! This may pay off one day.

Melisa Wells November 8, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

So cute. At least he gave you a good story!

Karen November 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

Bless his little heart. Poor thing. I hope you made him a root beer float at home to make up for it.

WeaselMomma November 9, 2009 at 4:46 AM  

What? The teacher didn't have any tofu and spring water floats as a substitute for kids who are going carb free?

Pat November 9, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

He is a very obedient boy! So cute, too. A 50th day of school celebration is a great idea! Our schools for years have done a 100th day of school celebration.

MaBunny November 9, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

Oh Michelle he is cute! What a smile on him! Too funny about the root beer float.

Cookie November 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

Too cute!
50's outfits can be hard to find. He looks great!

Swishy November 9, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

What a cutie pie!

Claudya Martinez November 9, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

How awesome is he for not having it when he thought he was not allowed.

Roxane November 9, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

Hey at least he isn't rebelling yet! :)

Anonymous November 9, 2009 at 9:35 PM  

I am so impressed that he didn't have one 'behind your back'! LOVE the pictures - he is so handsome!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" November 15, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

That is such a nice picture of him. Maybe he should wear that jacket for his school picture and he'll smile then. You should be very proud of him for doing what he thought was the right thing.

Michelle November 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Kelly - It's always interesting to see what they listen to you about, ya know?

Hyacynth - I'm hoping he's just a little taller when he gets to high school, but yeah.... ;)

Tom - I thought about that once, but given my family's prediliction towards addictions of all sorts and the chemical processes that are involved, we're avoiding that route.

Debbie - Yeah, so long as he chooses the right rules to follow. He doesn't follow ALL rules!

Melisa - Yep. He's good at doing that, if you haven't noticed.

Karen - Ummmm actually I didn't even think of that. And not only because I can't stand root beer. Oops.

WeaselMomma - Hey now, it's just the BEER part that he was really objecting to. Besides neither I nor my offspring are ummmm tofu fans.

Pat - I think there might be something for 100th day, too, but obviously we aren't there yet. It's a great school.

MaBunny - Thanks! I think he's adorable, but it's always nice to hear it from someone else, too.

Cookie - 50s are easy. It's the 60s and 70s that are hard. For him, I just needed a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. Then again, I guess the girls would be more of a challenge.

Swishy - Aww, thanks!

Unknown Mami - Yeah, although I feel badly that he didn't get to have the special treat. He's long since forgotten about it though.

Roxane - No, but his little sister is more than making up for him in that regard. Whee.

Nichole - He is good that way. I just wish that he'd known that it was ok.

Karen - That was actually his "normal" jacket, but it did rather fit for this. Here's hoping the retakes Dec 2 turn out better!

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