Friday, August 31, 2007

Alas!!! The Boys at P&P!

Other than a few odds and ends, I don't think I've ever posted a blog about my handsome young men!!! As I sit here looking at the photo on my desk...which by the way seems to be my only remnant of why I remain sane now days...I began to chuckle. They are the light of my life, and the center of my universe, so I thought I'd shared a few anecdotes from the Life and Times of W and D!!!

W is the older of the 2. He's a pretty laid back young man who has gotten an A+ in grasping the concept of "every man for himself." Generally, he looks out for his younger brother, but on some occasions he has been caught red handed doing things such as finishing his slushie about 3/4 of the way and trading with D (whose slushie is still almost full) because he's assured him that "red" is better than "blue." One time, he used his age, thus, more advanced gross motor skills to his advantage and left D in the dust when they were about to go outside and he could tie his shoes quicker. There was also this one time when he knew he was the only one who had graduated from "toaster use only" to using the microwave and didn't make enough french toast sticks for D...you know...that kind of stuff.

And then there's D...he's who many refer to as "that little one." Let's just say that he's cut from a different cloth. Although both of the boys are astoundingly brilliant, and are very astute, D is well...a little "different." He wears these cute little glasses that make him seem so adorable and innocent, when in fact, I've had to (a time or two) leave a slight hand imprint on those ever-running soup coolers of his! He has the mouth. He always reminds me when I am a word or two off from telling stories accurately; he likes to kindly tell people if they you know, have a "booger (which he refers to as mocos)," if they stink, or if they're mean, or racist etc.; he also likes to politely let everyone in the parking lot know when I accidentally drop a piece of unwanted paper...or napkin...or apple core or something.

I'll tell you, the boys are characters...different as night and day, but both possess many qualities that I had as a child/have, and it cracks me up!

W likes to express (very loudly-which I call "dry snitching") to D, "You know Mommy said we can't ride our skateboards down the slide!" and his center of focus is hanging out with his friends...with whom he shares a secret handshake...

While D likes to draw, and write poems, stories and books; and tries emotional appeal tactics to persuade me to buy Axe cologne for them because the commercial says, "It makes the ladies go crazy!"

Yep...those two are a riot. And I am announcing from this point forward that I will share little D and W-isms periodically so that I may give you all a glimpse of what REALLY keeps me going in this chaotic thing I call a life!

In comments, what do you think of the boys so far; share your own little stories about your little Bambino/as; and if I really go crazy, who wants to come with?

23 comments:

Susan said...

They sound awesome!!

I was the older of the two. My little brother (Alan) I once told was actually named "Alien". I told him mom and dad found him in the middle of a crop circle (thank you, unsolved mysteries for making me a twisted young child) and that one day they'd come back for him. Every time he'd complain of a headache I'd point out "that's how they track you"..and he'd be instantly better. Ohhh I also told him when he was a little older that our mom had slept with one of the guys my dad worked with..(if you haven't caught on we're veeery white people) who was of a much darker pigmentation. I told him if he didn't drink a gallon of white milk a day he'd show it. OHHH how evil I was..

This made me laugh remembering..

And honey, if you go crazy...I'm goin' too.

Tera said...

Susan~That was a good laugh for the day!!! What a mean sister you were! LOL! Hey, since you're the first one on board girly, you get a first class ticket!

EsLocura said...

sweetness, the boys sound way too funny, and if you go crazy ... please come to the asylum, at least we can all be crazy in the tropics.

Tera said...

Es I shall make haste...the asylum definitely looks like a wonderful place where there's a padded room just waiting for me!

Anonymous said...

I love 'em already! Thanks for posting about them. I have no brothers, one sister I wasn't raised with, and one daughter so...no boy stories from me.

"Dry snitching"! Well, there it is. I always needed a word for that, and now I have one! It's perfect!

heather said...

ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!

i'm already there girl's. drinks and cabana boys for all of you when you get here. :-)

Tera said...

D Dub~I am most happy to oblige with boy stories, AND semantics!

Heather~LOL! I just knew it would be fantabulous there!

Nina said...

I heard a funny story about one of your boys over the weekend. It had something to do with a smell that reminded him of his father...too funny!!!
Gotta love little D and W!!!!

Tera said...

Boy Rey has a big mouth! That was a tad bit embarassing...but funny as hell!!! :) Yeah...they are quite the little characters!

Nance said...

"soup coolers"!?!? that's a new one for me. better add it to the personal dictionary.

you know, as the mom of two boys myself, i am thrilled not to have girls. i wouldn't trade my men for ANYTHING.

forget that pink aisle in toys r us.

Tera said...

Nance~This is true...I am enjoying every minute of not stepping on Barbie pieces and accessories; not holding them up in public restrooms before the "squatting" era begins; and not having to wrestle with coming hair and putting eleventy (that word courtesy of YOU!) million barettes and ball-bow thingy-do-hickies in it!!!!

NoRegrets said...

I had 4 older brothers, so I learned how to scream really loudly. My best defense. Good lungs. I would be scared to have a boy child...give me a girl.

Tera said...

Nor~WELCOME TO P&P! I probably wouldn't know the first thing to do with a girl! I have a 7 year old sister and she is a hand full, and I can barely handle her for an hour at a time let alone for life!!! I will leave that to all you experts out there!

Flyinfox_SATX said...

New Blogger here.

I love my kids. I am about to inherit more of them. I don't usually blog about them on Blogger. I have LiveJournal for that.

However, my kids are my life. After our divorce, I did everything I could to keep the home stable for them. They have accepted the Divorce and the fact that their parents are moving on...but I know it affected them. Sort of like watching innocence fly out the window, knowing it will never return.

Good post today...I like your blog the more I read it!

Flyinfox_SATX

Tera said...

Flyin~WELCOME, and thanks! Good luck with those new addtions! :)

Susan said...

You cannot possibly convince me nothing blog worthy has happened in 12 days. I'm waiting. Seriously, I won't leave this spot. I'll be staring over your shoulder all the time. I'm waatching you..wait...was that something shiny? I'll be right back..

Tera said...

Susan~LMAO!!!!!!!!!! Actually yes, I have something blogworthy but haven't had the time to coherently think it out!!! I will post by Friday, I promise! :)

Susan said...

And I'm back! You thought you'd lost me just because I got distracted. It takes more than a little bling to keep me away.

Wait, are you pregnant too? If that's catching in the blog world I'm quittin' my blog right now. The world is not ready for my offspring.

Tera said...

Susan~~Hell to the NO I'm not preganant!!! And don't worry, I've actually got 2 posts coming soon...they've got me actually fucking working at work this week. Can you believe that shit?!?!?

Susan said...

HELL noooooo. They aren't allowed to do that!

NoRegrets said...

You should write more about your young men...

Susan said...

This is a prime example of how many comments I can leave on posts.

Kofi said...

I'm with NoRe... more stories please.

I was the older child but my sister was the only girl, so there are elements of both your sons in both of us.

At least this way I can't take sides.