Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rules Are Made to Be Broken

So I haven't given you an anecdote on the boys lately. The latest little escapade nearly made me piss my pants, so I HAD to share!

Every 2 weeks, I take the boys for a hair cut. Since we've been going to this particular Barber Shop for a while, we typically engage in small talk with the Barbers, and they have also grown quite fond of the boys. As I've told you in past posts, the boys have their individual personalities. William (I mess up too much with the W and D shit!!!), the eldest is more cool, calm, and collected. Although he can be a little sneaky and quite manipulative at times, he is a great kid. He's very bright, extremely helpful, and very compassionate.

Damoe on the other hand is all over the place! He is commonly known as "That Little One," and usually makes quite an impression on the people that meet him. He's my little muscle man...ripped up, full guns, AND six pack at the ripe old age of...9! He's a character...loves to joke and laugh. He gets great grades, but is more into art and music and such...you know, stuff that allows him to use his energy!

Well I guess the last time we went to the Barber Shop, Damoe had too much idle time. So during commercials, he would read magazines, crack a few jokes, and ALAS! He noticed the rules on the Barber Shop Wall:

1. No Profanity

2. No Loitering

3. No Solicitation

4. Children must remain seated at all times.

5. No Smoking

A look of sheer amazement glazed over Damoe's face a he leaped from his chair. And the conversation began:

Damoe: Uhhh, why do ya'll have rules in the Barber Shop if all you are going to do is break them?

Barber #1: What do you mean? What rules do we break?

Damoe: Welll...it says, 'No Profanity...' Ya'll be cussin'!!!

Barber #1: Who cusses?

Damoe: Ahem, Barber #2 cusses, Barber #3, AND YOU!

Barber #1 (Laughing-while the owner was shaking his head in an "I told you so" manner): Man Damoe, cut that out!

Damoe: Uh, and 'No Loitering?' Man there is paper ALL OVER the ground outside! Cigarette butts and EVERYTHING!

****Long Silence before a loud thunderous roar of laughter as Barber #2 tried to explain to Damoe that he misread...of course he had yet another rebuttal for that****

Damoe (interrupting): And what is solicitation?

Barber #1: It's when people try to sell stuff.

Damoe: What?!?! Don't ya'll sell movies and CD's in here?!?!?!

I had to interject by this point...

Me: Damoe and it also says, 'Children must remain seated at all times,' now sit your behind down before you get us banned from the Barber Shop!

The customers were overwhelmed and coughing and choking because he cracked them the hell up!

As I went to buy my movies at the 4th booth, I apologized profusely.

12 comments:

Nance said...

oh, honey. you have your hands full with that one! no loitering...LOL!

NoRegrets said...

I think it's great he's so on top of things AND calling people on their inability to follow their own rules! Course, he sounds like a handful. More power to you for being able to handle him.

Nina said...

This is why I love Damoe, he's funny and likes to show me his muscles! Too cute.

I REFUSE to take Devin to the barber shop...the stories are enough for me.

Kofi said...

I laughed out loud when I read this. A great story. Most kids I see at the barber shop cry.

Tera said...

Nance~Boy don't I know it!

NoR~He certainly keeps me on my toes.

Nina~He's quite the character...wait until I post the next thing about his views of what's cool and what's not!

You're right on the stories...it's better here though, because I don't know any of the people they're talking about anyways!

Kofi~I'm glad you enjoyed :)

NoRegrets said...

I filled out your thingie.

Churlita said...

That is so cute. I always say, my youngest daughter has made me be a better parent. I have to think hard before I tell her no. If I'm just saying it arbitrarily, I will hear about it over and over. Little boundary pushers.

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Belle - A Beauty livin with her Beast said...

Girl...I am sorry I missed that! I love it when the little ones can give grown ups a run for their money!

dmarks said...

I always like the sign on a business wall that says "Fish and Visitors Smell After 3 Days".

NoRegrets said...

Happy New Year!

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