Having a six year old can be a lot of fun and obviously, I am going to state that this is my favorite phase so far.
You see, he says the cutest, funniest, most fucked up things! Here is an example:
Yesterday, I had to take a sick day because he had the flu. I also felt very run-down and nauseous myself and I thought it was best to stay home with him.
Having a sick kid can be sweet in many ways. He wants lots of cuddles and is usually very quiet! Yesterday, was spent on the living room couch watching movies. I noticed that the movie "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" came out on Netflix. I remember loving that movie as a child and wanted Philip to take part in some of my childhood nostalgia, therefore, I convinced him to watch the movie with me. The movie begins and I am getting all giddy. I can't wait to introduce my son to something I enjoyed as a kid. Then Philip spoke: "Oh good. It's not a black and white movie. I thought movies that came out when you were a kid wouldn't have any color"
How do you respond to something like that? I decided to laugh and explain that I do love to watch old movies but when I was a kid, movies came out in color. I may be old but I am not THAT old!
|Philip's drawing of E.T|
Philip got into the movie. I am not surprised. He loves Doctor Who and Star Wars. He related to the protagonist, Elliott. In fact, he hung onto his every word and learned a new insult (thank you for that Mr. Spielberg) You see, in the movie, Elliott called his older brother "penis breath" and Philip thought that was the best insult ever! Alright, I admit, I have dropped a few swear words in front of my kid and probably said much worse. Besides, I am the one who allowed him to watch the movie! Experience has taught me to simply ignore any bad language the kid repeats. If I give a reaction, it only encourages him to keep saying it.
Fast forward to bath time. Considering we watched the movie in the morning, I thought the insult would be long, forgotten by then. We were in the next room and we hear him playing in his bath. We couldn't quite make out what he was saying but we thought he sounded sweet and cute. On the other hand, the words were were able to make out very clearly were (you guessed it) "You penis breath!"