Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Setting a Record

"Mama?" my nine-year-old son asked.  "Do you think I'll ever be in the Guinness Book of World Records?"

"Um, I don't know," I said. "Maybe. What record do you want to set?"

He shrugged. "I don't know."

"Well, Bubba, if you want to set a record, you have to set a goal and work towards it.  Otherwise nothing is going to happen."

He thought about that. "I'm going to build at 10,000 foot building and be the first person to jump off with a parachute."

"I'm not sure that's such a great idea, Bubba.  Jumping off a building is a recipe for disaster.  You'd better think of something else."

He did.  "I've got it, Mama.  I'm going to set the record for causing the most destruction with my hands in two minutes!"

I looked at the kid, wondering where the heck he came up with that.  "Oh yeah, Bubba?  If you do, I'm going to end up in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Grouchiest Mama on the Planet!"  

 

33 comments:

  1. Be sure he gives you warning before attempting that record.

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    1. I hope he does, but unfortunately, if he does attempt this record, I'm sure he won't tell me, because I'll put a stop to it before it even gets started!

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  2. The Incredible Hulk has nothing on Bubba!
    Bubba SMASH!

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    1. Ha! Yes. I just saw a trailer for the new movie, Hercules. I think even Hercules has nothing on Bubba!

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  3. Hope he do make The Guinness Book of Records in years to come. Will you remember this post if he do?
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes. But I hope his record is for something a little more respectable than causing destruction!

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  4. Bubba-zilla. I raised 5 daughters and thought that was hard.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Ha! Yes, boys are a entirely different animals!

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  5. So cute! Gotta love his ambition ;)

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  6. Hmmm you may have no house left

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  7. He's so funny!.
    '.the most destruction with my hands in 2mins!!.. in the house!! lol

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  8. Oh, no! Destruction at his hands and in two mins? No!

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  9. Oh, the things they come up with...when Mom's not happy, no one's happy. I'll bet he came up with plan c.

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  10. I think he can set a record for having the most blog posts written about him.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! Do you think? Maybe I should see if I can submit that as a record!

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  11. Work with your strengths, Bubba.

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    1. I like Janie's idea about having the most blog posts written about him. That's a record!

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  13. Causing the most destruction with my hands in two minutes? Wait, he's trying to break my record???

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    1. Hahaha! If you have the record, I feel really bad for your mom!

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  14. Hee hee. Gotta give the kid credit for coming up with a goal he can meet!!! LOL. Smart guy!

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  15. I remember being fascinated by the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid. I don't remember attempting to get into the book, though. I love Bubba's creativity.

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    1. I've always found the Guinness Book of World Records interesting. Some of the records are unbelievable!

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  16. LOL..Would love to hear more of his ideas.

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