Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Or at least not a jerk like your mama.

"I have a new motto," Boy Child told me quite seriously.

"Do you?"

"Yes. My new motto is...wait. Do you know what a motto is?"


"Do you have a motto?"

"Mine is...'I like big butts. I cannot lie.'"


"Never mind."

"Okay, but mom? My motto is 'It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice.'"

"I like that one."

"Yeah, me too. Because I'm pretty nice."

"Yes you are."

"All the girls say so."

"I'll bet they do."



"Are you important?"

"Not even a little bit. Why do you ask?"

"Well, you wrote a book mom. Doesn't that make you famous?"

I tried not to laugh as I said, "No. It doesn't. Not even a little."



"You're important to me."

I'll take that over being famous. Any day of the week.


Devon said...


Danielle said...

Does he really say this stuff or do you make it up? How can an 11 year old boy child be so perfect??? He rules!

Kathy said...

Can my daughter marry your son? I think I love him and I don't even know him. That is the best motto ever and what a wonderful thing for an 11-year-old to say to his mama.

insomniac ellen said...

I agree with everyone--Boy Child rocks!!!!

What a wonderful kid. Cherish these conversations--the teen years aren't always as cool.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I want to clone that boy about a bazillion times and pass him out. Absolutely perfect.

Reb said...

The girls are right. He IS nice :) Good job mom. They don't get that way by themselves.

Anonymous said...

Def awesome!

mythoughtsonthat said...

That is a great motto- that boy child, he is something. You've done a great job with him. Peace.

Sheila Deeth said...

Oh wow. That's lovely!

CPA Mom said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how important you are to ME too. That pales in comparison to your son but still. Wanted to tell you.

Paige said...


Dawn~a~Bon said...

I agree with all this except that you ARE famous!

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that I hope your son will marry my daughter some day.

SJINCO said...

Oh I would too! Your boy is awesome.