Tuesday, August 4, 2009

He may be scrappy, but he's mine...


Recently, I took my young hooligans to the lake. JJ arrived, armed with life jacket, and water cannon pump gun. Because unlike girls, boys only bring the necessities.

At once, upon splashing into the refreshing water, he located two older boys. I guessed them to be around age ten or eleven. The boys were sitting pretty in a green canoe, one was holding a double barrel water gun, and the other was holding a paddle and a shield.

JJ, undeterred, plunged ahead and began to squirt them. They fought back with a vengeance, double barreling him in the face at point blank range. JJ quickly scrambled to reload, and then let them have it as best you can with a lame duck water gun. That's when I realized that my husband had it exactly right when he informed me that our son was tough and scrappy. He takes whatever measures necessary to win. I have no idea where he gets his competitive spirit from...it's not like his father or I are at all competitive... (ahem.)

The canoe boys, or sissies, as I'd like to refer to them from this point on, would get a face full of water, and then retreat behind the boundaries that I set for JJ to "under no circumstances go beyond." (Smart sissies.)

I vaguely remember "someone" yelling "Get 'em good son!" at one point, but I'm sure that would never have come from me... (cough) This little game of squirt and retreat went on and on for what seemed like hours, and I got a little bored monitoring it. Later, I glanced over to see that my son had scrambled up and into their canoe, and had stolen the double barrel gun and was firing both guns at once. One sissy big boy started crying for his mommy, and the other one jumped out of the boat and started swimming for shore.

I believe that's what they call "Scrappy King of the Hill." And you know what they say- If you wanna mess with the little boy, you're gonna get wet.

And that's all I have to say about that.



28 comments:

  1. Sounds a little spirited like his momma. I can see it now...you as a child doing the exact same thing;)

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  2. I love this!!! I laughed out loud when the bigger boy was crying! His scrappyness (I know that is not a word) will serve him well throughout his whole life.

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  3. FABULOUS!!! I want him on my team!

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  4. How funny is that! See you better watch who you mess with. They got served!! lol

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  5. Oh yea! You mess with the bull, and you get the horns! Mwahahaha! Good for him, making them run for their mommies. He he! I love that he totally infiltrated their territory and just took over. I can totally envision him in the newly captured canoe, a gun in each hand, shooting them off like a mini-Rambo... oh yea, next time I'm in trouble, I'm calling Mr. JJ.

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  6. hilarious. Although JJ sounds like more of a pirate overtaking their canoe and all, than a "little boy"! :)

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  7. I love it. Win anyway you can...well without cheating, but be creative for sure. Good for him

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  8. Sasha you are hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course you did not yell "Get 'em good son!"....Never...:) Perfect post to bring a smile to a day. Love your new profile picture!

    p.s. thank you for the sunshine comment!

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  9. I love stories of boys being boys! It makes me smile! The fact that he made the bigger boy cry is classic and should be forever told at the dinner table in front of his kids someday to remind them of his "scrappyness" :)

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  10. Hahahaha!!! That is fantastic! Way to go! Those skills will serve him well in life.

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  11. laughing here about JJ overtaking the other kids' boat!

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  12. So funny! I would have liked to have seen that!! I think I laughed just as much at his scrappyness as I laughed at his mom cheering him on!!! Hilarious!

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  13. That was great! I only have a girl but something tells me she may pull a little tomboy out for such a moment like this :)

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  14. My kinda boy!!! :) go get 'em!

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  15. Oh I know somebody who would really want some of that water gun action--my 9 year old! Thanks for visiting me!

    xo,


    annie

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  16. Stopping by from SITS, just to show some comment love! Hope the rest of your week is awesome!

    Blessings,

    Teresa <><

    http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com/

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  17. Ha ha! I guess that I need a boy for Lance to play with. We washed the car on the lawn this weekend and I tried to start a water fight, but he just let me squirt him without retaliating...nice of him, but not much fun! :)

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  18. what would the world be if not for the times the little guy took the big guy. those are the defining moments in history. you dont know that some longstanding ruler of some wealthy powerful empire seized dozens of countries during his reign. you only heard about the ONE small country that stood its ground and said NOT IN MY HOUSE SUCKA! HAHA, way to go scrappy guy.

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  19. What a handsome young man. Looks like he's happy bein' scrappy. Go get 'em, tiger!

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