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Who’s the Boss?

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I was recently dropping Noah off at his cousins’ house for a sleepover and I gave him the usual dad spiel about behaving, being awesome, going to bed when he’s told, yada yada yada. I ended by saying, “and when you’re here, who’s the boss?”

“Aunt Tomi,” he said rolling his eyes because he already knew.

“And you’re going to do everything she tells you to do, right?” I said.

“Yes, Dad.” He was shifting his weight back and forth, chomping at the bit to head off and play with his cousins.

Then Tomi Ann chimed in. “Anything I say?”

Noah laughed. “YES!”

“You promise?!” She asked with a goofy sneer.

“YEEESSSS!!!!”

“Okay, then hop up and down on one foot!” she said.

Noah started laughing. “Hop up and down on one foot?”

“You said you’d do anything I tell you to do while you’re here!”

And while still giggling but not saying another word, Noah walked over to Tomi Ann and started jumping up and down on top of her foot.

My sister and I looked at each other for the briefest moment trying to figure out what Noah was doing.

And almost as quickly as we looked at each other in confusion, it dawned on both of us. He was hopping down on one foot. Her foot. And we both started laughing hysterically.

Apparently it was the first time anyone had requested such an absurd thing from him. And he got mad kudos for doing everything his aunt told him to do.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. This one reminded me of when I told Noah to give me butterfly kisses the first time. So dang cute.

38 comments
thecheekydaddy
thecheekydaddy

My mother tells the story of one of my brothers sitting in the back seat of the car on the way home when we were all young, Protesting that he had to drop a #2, she told him to "squeeze his cheeks together" until they got home. A few blocks from the house, she checks the rear view mirror to see how this brother was doing, and he's got both hands up to his face, pushing his cheeks together, just like he was asked to. Hilarious. 


Jason

thecheekydaddy.com

ElizabethJones1
ElizabethJones1

lol I had to bite my cheeks to keep from laughing out loud. If I had, my 5 year old would have asked me about it, and tried it herself.

Tiffani
Tiffani

Hahaha what Noah did reminds me so much of the book Ella Enchanted, and that girl was my biggest fictional hero growing up! :P

joyfulgritsgirl
joyfulgritsgirl

That boy is just awesome! I giggled when I read what he did. Kids are great!

HealerWomyn
HealerWomyn

Love it!!!  Love Noah, and almost everything you write!  I love that you love your kid, that he is your pride and joy, and that you show him that love without reservation.  Thank you for being such a good Dad.....

jfischer5175
jfischer5175

For the win!  Love it.  My daughter is a master at this.  You should be proud.

Misty Anderson Canada
Misty Anderson Canada

That post linked to "butterfly kisses" and I wanted to share that my son and I fish kiss. LOL! Did you know that not everyone can make a fish face?

Christy Hicks
Christy Hicks

boy are you in for it! he's WAY too smart for his own good :D

Kristen Allen
Kristen Allen

Do you know how hard it is to laugh out loud quietly?!?! In the the ER with my daughter waiting for a breathing treatment. Thanks a lot!!

DaciaWeese
DaciaWeese

He can borrow my oldest's superhero name - Captain Semantics.  Always following the exact word of my "laws" as opposed to the spirit.....

barefootmama0709
barefootmama0709

Sounds like something my oldest would do; he's big on the technicality of language. Kids are so funny!

tomiannie
tomiannie

I can't believe I had already forgotten that.  That was SO funny -- makes me laugh out loud just remembering.  That kid is a quick thinker.  And yes, thankfully, still small enough that it was hilarious instead of painful...

Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson

I love kids! So literal! We've had the "Who's the boss?" talk here to...several times. lol

lcoburn83
lcoburn83

Technically it was not made clear who's foot! That is too funny though!

Debra Fulscher
Debra Fulscher

I was having a big family party, and my eldest, then about 4, was sitting with my brother chatting. I sat down with them for a breather, and overheard the following: Uncle: "So, there are lots of new cousins here today!" Daughter: "Yes, but some are not so new." Uncle: "But there is also a new baby cousin too, right? And so many you only met today." Daughter: "Yep." Uncle: "So, can you name them all?" Daughter: "No, silly. They already HAVE names."

Woobie21
Woobie21

This confirms it even more.  Noah is one of THE most awesome-est kiddles in the universe! :D  One of them... my daughter and grand-daughter are also in his esteemed company. :D

Kelly Lundmark
Kelly Lundmark

Omg that's so funny and cute. Gotta love the way kids' minds work! :-)

MrsApricot
MrsApricot

Good thing he's still young and small, or that would really have hurt!  LMBO!  

Cynthia Bohli
Cynthia Bohli

how funny!! He really pulled one over on you two!! :D

liahonagirl
liahonagirl

*giggles* that Noah is one smart cookie!

CrissyLance
CrissyLance

That kid is a genius!  Hope he had fun with his cousins!

tomiannie
tomiannie

And he was 100% awesome while he was here, too.  His mama and daddy are raisin' him right.