Sep 28, 2009

9 Going on 29


So, the 9 year old thinks he's half grown. Unfortunately thanks to the genetic roulette wheel, he'll probably always be on the short side. Neither his father nor myself are what you'd call tall. But lately, I've had more and more people ask how old he is and state that he looks MUCH older than he is. What? This kid that doesn't bathe unless threatened with his life? The one that refuses to clean up after "the babies" or "the little jerk?" You mean the one that argues over things as simple as taking out the trash? (by the time he argues his point, he could have done the dreaded task and been on his way) Surely you don't mean the one that is too lazy to tie his shoes and too lazy to put his dirty clothes in the hamper? Older? No way!

6 comments:

heidi said...

Sounds like maybe he's exhibiting some teen sized attitudes, too! LOL

The Stiffs said...

I have the female version in my house with the exception that she thinks she's a mother to the baby in our house. Drives me nuts!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

My oldest is like that too...has to argue his point for hours on end...when he could have just done what he was told and finished way sooner!!

T- said...

Love the pic of him! He's growing so fast, though.

Mrs. C said...

LOL 9 is halfway to 18... sounds half-grown to me!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Um, so your saying that the years ahead may not be the most pleasant? And here I thought boys were easier!