Monday, February 1, 2010

Guest Post

The author of today's guest post is my eight-year old son.   He's in second grade, and part of his homework is to write 10 sentences using 10 vocabulary words.  Today's words were:

  • Yelling
  • Sit
  • Passing
  • Running
  • Pick
  • Jumping
  • Picking
  • Sitting
  • Jump
  • Resting
And here's his contribution to this blog, via his homework.  Feel free to psychoanalyze us in the comments:

Stop yelling.  Stop yelling at me yelling hurts my ears.  Sit down mate.  Hey! Stop passing that football and get over here.  Stop running on the track and get over here.  Don't pick on my little brother wimp! Hey! Stop doing your jumping jacks and get over here!  Why aren't you sitting up?  Jump come on kid jump! I'm resting I broke my back I am parylized you see.


jbchicoine said...

Cute post, thought, I'm exhasted just reading it--honestly, I don't know how you keep up! Does he stay parylized long enough to get any rest at all?

Laura Martone said...

I'm with Bridget - I'm tired just reading one paragraph. Imagine a whole story!

P.S. And please don't tell your son this, but the nerd in me just can't resist... he forgot to use "picking" - and I can think of a really good addition... "Stop picking your nose and get over here!"

P.P.S. If I had to psychoanalyze your son, I'm not sure what I'd make of his paralysis... but I know I'd believe it admirable that he thought to defend his little brother.

Bane of Anubis said...

Sir, how high, sir?

Rick Daley said...

I found it interesting that he felt obliged to use "yelling" three times, as only one was required. You might think our household to be particularly loud after reading this, but really, it's not. Scout's honor.

There is also a recurring "got over here" motif.

I liked seeing his defense of his brother, honestly I don't know where that came from.

I think the jump is what broke his back. Or at least the landing. Interesting spelling for "parylized"

Laurel said...

He's a natural. Lots of action, riveting. That boy has a gift!

Sharon said...

That was greatness!! And just for the record, there is no 'yelling' in your house.... maybe a certain person with a very loud voice that often times sounds like he is yelling?? Awesome that he will protect Vic, smart boy! These older kiddos need to realize the younger siblings will in fact someday be their ticket somewhere!! Ha!

Donna Hole said...

From my son Clay; because he wanted to see what your site looked like. I'm glad you had your son's post up.

Clay's comments:

I think it was funny becuse it repeated itself sometimes and how it was funny enough that i cold belive it. :)

Well, I thought you'd get a kick out of his interest in his momentary favorite author.


Rick Daley said...

Thanks Donna and Clay!

Davin Malasarn said...

LOL. This kid has had some good parenting!

Ann's Rants said...

So funny. I loved it.

Susan Quinn said...

He's definitely got the "action" part of the writing down!

Your son needs a code name. I'm sure he will agree. My eight year old's code name (for blogging purposes) is Worm Burner. The 11 year old's code name is Dark Omen. They picked 'em, not me.

I picked the 6 year old's moniker: Mighty Mite. Because he is.

p.s. My boys' motto is goes something like: "Only I get to wrestle with my brother until he needs traction. Don't any of ya'll even think about it"

Rick Daley said...

Susan- I've dabbled with code names for my wife (ended up with The Hot One...combination of finalists, The One, and The Hottie). After all was said and done, I still write about her as "my wife..."

If I were to ascribe code names to my kids, the older son would be The Hall Monitor (he is very rule-oriented) and the younger one would be either Peanut (I call him this more often than his real name) or The Clown. The kid is exceptionally cute and he knows how to work it.

Susan Quinn said...

The "power of cuteness" is much discussed in our house, and all are agreed that Mighty Mite has it in spades. Although recently, he might have to cede his title of "Cutest" to the 2 kittens now roaming the house. Where is that magic mirror? :)