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29 January 2010 @ 12:09 am
Conversations with Caleb  
So, my aunt and my cousins came over to use my shower tonight, since they don't have any water (long story that involves a broken ditch...that's farm livin' for you). When my aunt called me, I joked about how I suspected my cousin Caleb would not be among the ones showering at my house tonight. My aunt laughed and said I was sadly correct.

This is the same child who frequently admits to only showering once a week. With pride, I should add. The same child who, while sitting right next to me as we watched Clueless (don't ask), confessed that he hadn't changed his underwear in 3 days. The same child who refused to shower all week at children's camp, and tried to get away with just standing in the shower area and saying that he was showering when the water was off. The same child who, while explaining a computer game to me, described the continents as "you know, the red one, the blue one, the purple one..."

This has absolutely nothing to do with the other points, I just always find that story hilarious.

So, imagine my surprise when I came home and was greeted by Caleb, the showerless wonder, with wet hair.

The following conversations took place between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 [/24clock]

~*~

Me: Wow, you actually took a shower.
Caleb: Hey, I take a shower like...twice a week now.

~*~

(Caleb is reading me the songs you can play on Lego Rock Band)
Caleb:..."The Final Countdown..."
Me: Ooo, let's play that one! (attempts a Gob dance. No one notices or appreciates. Stops)
Caleb: And there's "You Give Love a Band Name."
Me: Ha!
Grace: Band name? You mean, bad name.
Caleb: Oh yeah.
Me: Actually, that wouldn't be too bad of a song.
Grace: (sings, and I join in) Shot through the heart, and you're to blame, you give love a band name!
Me: Shot Through the Heart would be a decent band name. Dibs.

~*~

Caleb: (to me) Liese, did you watch the president's speech?
Me: The State of the Union? No, I boycotted it because they took away my TV time. (my aunt laughs)
Caleb: There was this fat black lady sitting there during the speech and she looked like she was going to fall asleep. I thought it was Obama's mom.
Me: There were just...so many things wrong with that sentence. Let's just pretend it never happened.

~*~

Me: Did you use my shampoo when you showered? My shampoo smells good.
Caleb: I used Joanna's shampoo, but I used your conditioner. You have a lot of conditioner.
Me: I have a lot of hair.
Caleb: But you only have one hair?
Aunt Kris: I'm going to assume he means one head of hair.
Me: I hope so.

~*~

Dad: You know Caleb, pretty soon you are going to like girls, and girls don't like boys who stink.
Caleb: But I'm not allowed to date until I'm 16.
Dad: Doesn't mean you won't have girlfriends before then.
Me: Yeah, boys are held to different rules than girls.
Joanna: He can't start dating before 16! That would be so unfair!

~*~

Caleb: (looking at his Lego Rock Band case again) Do you think that one looks like Ozzy Osborne?
Me: You're too young to know who Ozzy is.
Caleb: (shrugs) That one kinda looks like you, Liese. (points to a Lego girl playing the drums)
Me: Yeah, I do have the whole yellowish face thing going for me.
Caleb: Yeah... and she's blonde.

~*~

Caleb: (looking over my shoulder while I'm playing FarmVille) You should check on the animals with the pink things over them.
Me: Dude, I know how to play the game.

~*~

Caleb: My butt itches.
Aunt Kris: Let's not share things.

~*~

I cannot make this stuff up, folks. I even started writing it down after while. Funny kid.

EDITED: Because I forgot one. Consider it a bonus...

Caleb: (looking at the games while I play FarmVille) What's "Calf" World.
Me: Calf? (tries to find what Caleb is looking at. Sees "Cafe World) That's cafe, buddy. The thing above the e means that it's pronounced differently.
Caleb: That's what that thingy means?

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Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: "You Give Love a Band Name"--Me and Grace
 
 
 
jewelsverne: Gameshowjewelsverne on January 29th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
LOLOLOL! Who is this kid?! Hysterical, Schmoops. I'll have you know that I have showered every day this week, and I changed my underwear at least three times.... :P



Edited at 2010-01-29 11:36 am (UTC)
Katekatejaneway on January 29th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Ha! Your family is quite amazing! ^_^
lulu1960: Foxylulu1960 on January 29th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
My favorite? "My butt itches." Such a boy thing to say.

And Robin you have one hair that you wrap and wrap around your head.
a royal mistress: ~z. zooey deschanel.blanchetts on January 29th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
My favorites?

Caleb: (to me) Liese, did you watch the president's speech?
Me: The State of the Union? No, I boycotted it because they took away my TV time. (my aunt laughs)
Caleb: There was this fat black lady sitting there during the speech and she looked like she was going to fall asleep. I thought it was Obama's mom.
Me: There were just...so many things wrong with that sentence. Let's just pretend it never happened.

AND

Dad: You know Caleb, pretty soon you are going to like girls, and girls don't like boys who stink.
Caleb: But I'm not allowed to date until I'm 16.
Dad: Doesn't mean you won't have girlfriends before then.
Me: Yeah, boys are held to different rules than girls.
Joanna: He can't start dating before 16! That would be so unfair!

just cause i can totally picture joanna doing this since we know the whole kid with the really long hair GAH i always forget his name. DAKOTA! there we go. oh boy.