You're Just Jealous of Me

Those of you that know my youngest, know that he is full of interesting reactions. Here is an example:

Jimmy has had pneumonia for several weeks now on and off, and he is just well enough to truly be ornery and bossy (not my favorite stage of the recovery process). One day after a particularly trying round of "Mom, Mom, Mom" I lifted him out of the car.

"You're a stinker pot, baby." (This is a ridiculous title we give him to ease the tension during rounds of "Who's the Boss?")

"No, I'm not. You're just jealous of me."

A laugh pops out.

"Jealous of you? Do you know what jealousy means?"

"What does it mean?"

"It means that I want to be you."

And without pause, "Well if I were you I wouldn't yell at my kids."

Yeah, this is my life with my son. Definitely never boring. And apparently I have jealousy issues.


  1. I am laughing out loud at work. I remember telling my parents that I wouldn't yell so much when I was a mom too! If I only knew then, what I know now....

    Cute story.

  2. I have been reading your blog for a while now but have never commented before. I am truly in awe of you as a scrapbooker and as a mother. We as mom's are never perfect and I'm sure we all "yell" a little to much (for me probably a lot too much) but the grace with which you seem to handle the trials that you are given is amazing.

  3. Oh...that is funny. And sounds JUST like something my Ike would say! ;)

  4. heehee! Oh my! That's just too cute!

  5. You jealous wench...I always knew it! ;) That kiddo of yours is good fodder for blogging eh?

  6. He sounds just like my little boy! Are they funny? Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog! I am a great admirer of your work and your strength.

  7. Little boys say the darndest things!!

  8. Haha that's pretty bad when your kids start analyzing you- sounds like trouble! LOL


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