Mama Diaries

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hungry Boy

My eight-year-old son was sitting at the breakfast table this morning, gobbling up his eggs when he posed this question:  "Mama, can a person eat a whole humpback whale?"

I looked at the kid.  "No, Bubba.  A whale is enormous.  I don't even think a polar bear could do that." 

"I bet I could," Bubba said. "Especially if there was a little bacon and butter on the side."

"Right, Bubba.  But I bet it would take you more than a day to do it."

He finished his breakfast and got up.  "I'm going fishing, now," he announced.  "You should start making the bacon and butter."

Sure, kid. I'll get right on it!    

36 comments:

  1. Lovely to read, really cheering.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Wow, that's real optimism!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and huge congrats to you for your own agent news! Woohoo! :-D

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    1. And a huge congratulations to you, too!

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  3. LOL! This really did make me laugh out loud. That boy is a star in the making! :)

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  4. oh, poor whales! Hope they don't meet your son :)

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  5. He's determined, he is, but who wouldn't be, with bacon and butter involved?

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    1. I think his cholesterol levels are going to have a serious spike after that meal!

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  6. Wait till Bubba discovers how oily whales are! He might change his mind about the bacon and butter! He's so funny; a constant source of entertainment.

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    1. My stomach is sick just thinking about it.

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  7. Soon he'll be out renting a flatbed truck

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    1. Yeah. I can't wait to have a humpback whale dumped in my driveway!

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  8. LOL! Love those boys with hollow legs and big imaginations! :)

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    1. He certainly has quite an active imagination!

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  9. I bet Bubba will bring something back from fishing, even if it's imaginary. lol.

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    1. I'll take an imaginary whale over a real one!

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  10. *LOL* Now that's an appetite! I'm sure Schultz would help out. I'm almost thinking he might be able to eat a whole whale with bacon and butter.

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    1. Will you help him haul the whale out of the lake? ;)

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  12. Lol..now I'm wondering how you're going to cook it. :)

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    1. Ha! I think we're going for whale sushi, because I'm not cooking that thing!

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  13. LOL! Love both his imagination and his determination. It's amazing how he always seems to come up with things as awesomely random as this...

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  14. haha he has big dreams--i love it!!

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  15. Ha! I love it when kids say things like that.

    best,
    MOV

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