Monday, January 24, 2011

Pretty Rude

The other night we went out to dinner and as we were waiting for a table an elderly man passed by and little kid exclaimed, "Wow, he's old!"

I sternly reminded him of our rule about not making comments on how people look; I know he is familiar with this rule because I drilled it into his head recently after he shouted "That is one fat mama!" when he saw an obese lady on a scooter at Walmart.

"Do not make comments on people's appearance!" I hissed at him once the elderly man had passed.

"Don't talk 'bout people's parents? I not sayin' nuttin' about his parents! He prob'bly doesn't even have parents!"

"Appearance! How people look. Don't comment on it."

We sat in silence for about 2 minutes until the next guy walked by.

"That's one cool lookin' dude," little kid said loudly, looking at me out of the corner of his eye.

"I told you not to say anything about how people look!" I said, exasperated with him.

"Even when it's somethin' good? That was a cool lookin' dude! He looked all awesome."

"No, not at all. Just don't say anything about anyone."

"Well now you're the one bein' rude. 'Cuz that's pretty rude not to tell someone they're lookin' awesome."

9 comments:

Lin said...

bwahahaha...I love how he turned it around on you & now you're the rude one! That is one smooth kid :)

Jenny said...

Your little kid and my 3-year old are the same person! Your previous post (about how awesome he thinks you are) sounded exactly like my C. But this one is even better. Love than I'm not alone in the insanity. :)

Tammy said...

HaHaHa!!!!!! Love it! They are pretty smart. HeHe.... Mine still does that.

Joy said...

next he will turn it on you and not compliment you! and he will remind you how he's not suppose to make comments on someone's appearance:)

Jennifer said...

This reminds me of the time Baby Girl shouted in the grocery store after we passed an elderly couple that smiled so sweetly at her, "they look so old like they could be dead." I was completely mortified.

Anonymous said...

My mother told me "Never put your child in a play pen, it will shackle their mind." You obviously listened to her.

Scene from your future --- "Masta Max reading Beowulf for school and singing a song to the tune of "Stacy's Mom." Only it's "Grendel's Mom." "Oh Grendel can't you see your just not the demon for me..."

Kerry

Wanna Be Iron Mommy said...

I love that kid! He is one cool, awesome, dude! I can't wait to see what he is like as a teenager!

Colleen said...

I could not live with little kid. Couldn't do it. I would get nothing done with all the cracking up I'd be doing. He is one hilarious individual!

sarah said...

I've recently had to tell my oldest that my youngest can't be called "Fat Fat Ezra" any more since he's almost two. He said "But he IS a Fat Fat Brother, Mommy!! He IS!!". Apparently, we have to call him that until he slims down. Poor Ezra.