Thursday, March 13, 2008

He Knows Who the Sucker in the House Is

Last month, Aunt Bob gave Lumpyhead Bob the Builder Legos. Lofty and Scoop, to be exact. (Or as I knew them, "Blue One" and "Yellow One.") And OH! the rejoicing and affection that filled the house.

Nothing was more awesome than Lofty and 'Coop. Lumpyhead asked to bring Lofty and 'Coop with him everywhere. Lula was not allowed within a three-foot radius of Lofty or 'Coop without the sharp rebuke, "BAY-BEE! Lumpyheeeud's pwaying wif dat!" God forbid she actually get her sticky hands on his prize toys and pull them apart.

A couple of weeks ago, Bump bought Lumpyhead Muck and Roley (aka "Red One" and "Green One"). Much joy followed.

Now, Lumpyhead points out on a continual basis that there are Bob the Builder machines that he does not possess in Lego form.

Lumpyhead: It's Roley!
Bump: Yep, that's Roley.
Lumpyhead: Where's Dizzy? You don't have a Dizzy.
Bump: Right, Buddy. You don't have a Dizzy. I know because you remind me like five times a day.

The thing is, that same conversation goes differently with me.

Lumpyhead: Where's Travis?
Me: I don't know, where is Travis? (Who the hell is Travis?)
Lumpyhead: You don't have a Travis.
Me: Okay. You don't have a Travis.
Lumpyhead: You don't have a Travis yet.
Me: Wha?
Lumpyhead: Mama buy one.



Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

That is one smart kid.

Oh, and by the way, I don't have a Mercedes yet.

Michele said...

Heh. How can you say no to that?

BTW, I loathe Bob and the whole gang. I cringe when my kids see it as I flip through the channels. They just wont buy my arguments in favor of Real Housewives of NY.

Em said...

That is too funny.

Henry chose a Bob the Builder story for his court ordered, I mean, school-assigned reading today. I too am not a fan of Bob.

(Also, it would be funny if you gave Sarah, gss a Lego Mercedes)

Violet said...

Your son will go far.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try that tactic tonight!

Also, the repeating things never ends. Mine will be nine in two weeks & just yesterday I had to get on him for telling me something a million times!