Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"Innocence lost, man..."

I decided to title this post "Innocence lost, man..." because of a funny story with my husband. When we were on our cruise 4 1/2 years ago we were having dinner with the other couples assigned to our tables. We started talking about how some teenagers had broke into the ship's kitchen and freezer and trashed the place. The conversation went on to talk about "kids now days..." Now, I love my husband and thank goodness he can talk to anyone because I can't. It would be bad if we were both like me. But sometimes he is so much like his dad! They both have the tendency to feel like they have to say something, anything, if there is a lull in the conversation. That happened that nite. We were all kinda sitting there at the table after talking about teens and lack of respect, etc... It was quiet for a second and Sei said, "Yeah. Innocence lost, man." Everyone just sat there and I swear I tried to hold it in, but I couldn't. I started laughing. Hard. Very hard. So hard I could barely breathe and I had tears streaming down my face. And the harder I tried not to laugh, the less control I had. I laughed for a good 5 minutes while the rest of the table stared at me like I was crazy. I'm sorry- it was the corniest thing I had ever heard someone say in real life!! And now it's an ongoing joke between Sei and I. "Yeah. Innocence lost, man..."
Which leads me to my next story. Ok, my son Alec is almost 10 yrs old. He's going into 4th grade this year. And for some reason Sei and I have never told him about Santa, The Tooth Fairy, etc... We told Tristan later than most kids too. I think it's because when my mom told me I was maybe 9 yrs old and I cried. I was so upset. And I didn't want to make my kids sad. So, anyway... today I decided I needed to tell Alec. He had spent the nite at a friend's house not too long ago and he lost a tooth while there. We found out from the parents that their son had come in to their bedroom all stressed out saying, "Alec doesn't know yet and he always gets $1 for his teeth. So, you need to put money under his pillow!!" Yeah- it was time to tell him. So, today I told Alec everything. He was a little surprised, but liked the rules: As long as you pretend to believe for your younger siblings and any others who believe, you still get presents from Santa, the Easter bunny, etc... But Alec, bless his heart, is so sweet and innocent. This was the 1st thing he said (like a lite went on) after I told him:

"Ooooh, so it was your boot that Dad saw going up the chimney last Christmas. Not Santa's."
How cute is that?? Innocence lost, man....

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9 comments:

Tara said...

Ok - now I have tears streaming down my face! LOL!LOL!LOL! Bless his heart, he is so sweet.

Katie said...

Priceless! You'll be so glad you wrote this stuff down---and so will your kids!

Tyler and Ruth said...

that cruise ship story is hil-a-rious!! i was laughing out loud. i love family quotes like that.

Gina said...

Oh my, this post is freakin' hilarious! Such a funny story up top and then the sweet innocent one below to compliment it! Just awesome!

s--max said...

The cruise story - too funny! That's happened w/us before & I was the one laughing at Micah while everyone just stared at me.
& How cute is Alec?! I'm glad you shared that b/c we've been wondering how long you're supposed to wait til you reveal the true identities of the goodie bringers.....Micah said he knew by Ryan's age & I (like you) don't want to totally disappoint him.

Robin said...

It all makes sense now, your boot! That is awesome. Great stories!

Mel said...

So hilarious! LOL

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Oh, man, how adorable... that is just so cute!!!!

I would've busted up laughing too with the "innocense lost" comment. My husband and I take turns being that way (not liking silence and striking up conversation just to get rid of the awkwardness) when we're around strangers. But every once in a while he'll come up with something like that and it's all I can do to not giggle at him.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

I spelled "innocence" wrong. Sorry.