I’m not one that is constantly dreaming up ways to become independently wealthy, but if I were, and if I had suddenly decided that exploiting my children was expectable, I have the best idea!
Colin should have his own reality show.
I mean he’s so delightfully mischievous. He’s so adorably sinister. And he knows it. It’s such a contrast to Evan who is constantly in a state of panic of upsetting us or doing something wrong. I understand that too has it’s set of problems.
On the boat with my sister, Deanna, her husband Steven and my adorable nephew Ryan one beautiful afternoon, Colin tried my patience to the maximum. For many reasons really, but specifically because of his new favourite word. He loves to use the word fudge. And no, not like, “This is good chocolate fudge”, but, “Ahh fudge!!” I’m used to Evan who threatened to call Kid’s Help Phone when I told him to be quiet.
“Colin, when you use a word in the place of a bad word, it means that word is bad, and you must never do that!”
And he’s all, “So I can’t say Fudge?” with his hands on his hips.
And I say, “Yeah, that’s right.
And he’s all, “So I can’t say fun?” hands still on the hips, smirk on face reeking of attitude.
And I say, “Yeah that right, if you use fun in the place of a bad word, than fun is now a bad word.”
And he says, “TAAHH” and walks away. I thought we understood each other.
So Colin decided that on this beautiful day on the boat enjoying the Mahone Bay Harbour, that he’d say “Mother Fudge!”
And after I pulled him aside to explain how offended I was, and how disappointed I was that he said that, he said, “Why, cause I said your name, Mother?”
There have been times when I have caught myself holding in a chuckle when he said the word fudge, but in this case I was not amused. My sister however, had to turn away.
Later in the day Deanna asked Colin what we did the day before and he told Deanna how we went to buy new book bags at the mall. “Yeah, but den our credit card didn’t wurk.”
That we full out laughed at.
** In an effort to provide full disclosure, their debit machine wasn’t working, just keeping it real.**