Mama Diaries

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Little Mess

Yesterday, I took my nine-year-old son to the music hall to hear an orchestra concert.  I made him wear a suit and tie.  He cleaned up pretty good and was looking rather handsome.

At intermission, he decided he needed a snack.  He was hungry.  I took him down to the snack kiosk, where he spied a large, frosted brownie.

"Dude, that's going to be messy!" I said.

"I have napkins," he replied.  "I'll be fine."

I must've been slightly out of my mind to agree to this, but since he sat through a rather long first half, I decided to go ahead and get it for him.

Sure enough, crumbs landed on his suit. I picked them off.  Frosting landed around his mouth.  When he grinned, frosting covered his teeth.

"Dude, you're a mess!"

He poked me with a chocolaty finger.  "I'm a kid, Mama.  Making messes is what I do!"


(We spent the rest of intermission cleaning him up so he at least looked presentable for the rest of the concert.  Somehow we got him fixed, but there will be no more chocolate brownies at intermission!)

41 comments:

  1. Making messes is what I do. Brilliant line.

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  2. That is so cute! Kids definitely know how to make messes. ;)

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  3. Yesterday morning at work, I dropped a tray full of 6 drinks and their bread. Luckily, only 2 glasses broke and it was in the kitchen for an easy clean up. I ended up getting upset because in my year and a half of restraunt-working, I have never dropped a drink tray before. Next time, I'm going to think something along the lines of your son. He's pretty darn smart.

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    1. I would've been upset, too. I'm glad you got it cleaned up.

      And yes, my boy is pretty witty!

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  4. When most people see a child with chocolate all over his face, suit or not, we think, "Now that's a kid that knows how to have fun!"

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    1. Bubba definitely knows how to have fun!

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  5. Bubba certainly knows how to give an answer!

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  6. haha you should have saw that one coming

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    1. I did. But I was really hoping for a different result. ;)

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  7. I like his honesty! "That's what I do!"

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  8. LOL! He does kind of have a point... XD

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  9. I still make chocolaty messes. I'm a big kid at heart.

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  10. He's right lol. Making messes is the funnest part of being a kid!!

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    1. Absolutely. Sometimes it's even fun as an adult!

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  11. Kids and messes do seem to go hand in hand. : )

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    1. It's funny how that works!

      (I'm happy to see you again! I was just wondering how you were!)

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    1. You've seen Bubba with lots of messes on his face at Panera! ;0)

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  13. They have brownies at orchestra concerts? I've been missing out! (Oh, and cute story!)

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    1. We found one brownie. They had cookies, too. In Cincinnati, they had a chocolate stand. I really miss that! See, orchestra concerts can be fun! ;0)

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  14. He's found his role in life. I think he's going to fine. Pass more chocolate brownies.

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    1. Haha! Do you think he'll stay a kid forever?

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  15. He is right, you know- that is what kids do!

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  16. Oh, Mom he's right little Dudes should make messes and enjoy life. Just think how dull intermission would have been without the brownie. :)

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    1. He probably wouldn't have wanted to stay for the second half if he didn't have that brownie!

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  17. Maybe Bubba thought you needed something to do during intermission so you wouldn't be bored! He knows he's really good at getting messy and having fun.

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  18. Yeah. You were a little out of your mind.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Oh hey, you have an award waiting for you on my blog, would us look at that?

    http://when-a-lion-sleeps.blogspot.com/2014/06/six-seriously.html?m=1

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    1. Cool. Thanks. I'll hop over and take a look.

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  20. Being messy is what kids (and animals) do! Bet there are no more brownies at intermission!!!

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