Thursday, October 18, 2007

Our Child Prodigy

So, Kellen came running in the living room tonight, animated, bursting to tell us about something … something obviously very “cool”, something obviously worth sharing ---

Kellen: Mom, Dad, listen to this, listen to how cool this is! {eyes glittery, big smiling face, clearly very excited}

Kristie: Ok, what?

Kellen: I just went in your bathroom ….

Kristie: Uh-huh ….

Kellen: And got on your bathroom scale ….

Kristie: Yes, I see …. {thinking to myself, woo-boy, this is fascinating stuff indeed}

Kellen: And I weighed 70.0 pounds!

Kristie: Wow, 70 pounds, that’s a lot {*that* is what this kid is excited about??? That he finally hit 70 pounds? Sheesh, he’s sure easily entertained}

Kellen: 70 pounds, Dad, did you hear that?!

Blaine: Um, yeah. 70 pounds. That’s a lot, huh?

Kellen: But this is the cool part --- are you listening? THEN, I pooped, then I weighed myself again, and I only weighed 69.5 pounds!!!! That means I was half a pound less!

Total silence.

Kristie: Wow, that’s um. Hmmmm. I don’t even know what to say to that. I guess, um….. good job?

Blaine: For what? His math skills, or the other?

So, in a nutshell, now you understand why Dancing With the Stars is the cultural highlight of our week, don’t you?


Anonymous said...

Now you know why i NEVER weigh myself in the morning until after i have done my business....!
m cron schulman
crosslake/san diego

Staci said...

OMG i am laughing my ass off.. hahahahahahaha

GOOD JOB KELLEN!!! He just won my heart.... Good boy..

Jenny said...

Hahaha! Classic! I love all the crazy things your kids do and say! Makes me laugh all the time!

Amy Grosso said...

Well earned chuckle this morning!!!

Connie F-G said...

He's a fighter pilot in training!!

Mine is full grown but never grown-up.



Jenny said...

Mental note for what to do before going to the doctor next week!! ;)

It was so good to see you guys on Monday! You really do have great kids!

Alice said...

Ummmm....I do that, too and I'm 32 years old. Every ounce counts when you're dieting!

Anonymous said...

My son did the exact same thing when he was about 10, except he lost a whole pound, and was so proud that he told any and all who would listen!! Boys!! Gotta love them!!

ClarkFamily said...

Okay - thank you Kristie ... my Diet 7 UP just lfew right out of my nose ... thank you for the great start to my Friday!

Kellen - you are too funny!

Rebekah Clark


lizinsumner said...

I just have to know - did Blaine make his comment with a straight face? Because it sure cracked ME up (math skills...hehehehehe)!

Patty House, Jasonville, IN said...

That is priceless! lol!

WendyK said...

That is too funny!!!! He can do math, and what a boy way to do it.

Anonymous said...

Hysterical! Gotta love that!

Pam Doughty said...

You know, maybe you should submit that as a math lesson plan to his teacher. You might want to wait until right before you leave town, though. Kellen and my son would get along just fine...

Dianna in Louisiana said...

LOL Kellen.... you should meet my nephew Mikie. You'd two would probably be grand friends.

Alisa said...

My husband does this and then feels the need to share this info with me.
On the plus side, my husband is brilliant, so maybe this is just a sign of super high intelligence? Yep, Kellen is a child prodigy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kristie,
That sure must have been one huge pooh for such a small body!!

Blaine is funny!! I hope he is ok?

How nice that he started cleaning up when somebody ws going to vistit the house! He sounds such a nice helpful person!
Take care,
Love Angela