Wednesday, October 12, 2011

the boy is in the house.

Sometimes I feel for Bo.
With Dad at work during the day (and sometimes away on work trips), Bo spends a lot of time with the girls.

Tonight, as I type this, I can hear him playing with his trains and singing:
Shake your quake!
Shake, shake your quake!

I have no idea what this means.

Today I came home and Bo was excited to tell me he spent time with equally rambunctious little boy. The two together act like dinosaurs high on testosterone and skittles. While I think it's awesome for Bodhi to spend time with cool little boys like Ollie, I also instantly notice the effects.

For example:
Me: Bo, tell me a story.
Bo: Once upon a time there was this little ghost. He fell in the dirt. Hahahaha (Bo, now doubled over in dorky chuckles), that was so funny, Kaleen.
Me: Ok... Um, Bo tell me another story.
Bo: Um, Once upon a time, there was this monster. And..he hit his head on a shelf. He said, "OH MY GOODNESS". Hahahahaha (more dorky chuckles), that was so funny, Kaleen.

I now understand that the boys at the college I work at all started here.

And everything makes more sense.


  1. Anonymous11:33 AM

    so good! I am the only girl in a house full of boys-and there are so many times i don't get it. I wish i wanted to wrestle 24-7, and wield a sword. It is totally fun for a while, but doesn't anyone want to colour or read a book?
    I love that it makes you understand college boys! (not much difference some times : ) I think my years living in the mens dorm will be invaluable!
    Glad to hear you are back in Student LIfe-enjoy!
    Kendra Kieft

  2. Thanks Kendra!
    I still can't believe you lived in the guys' dorm for as long as you did! You deserve a medal.

    Good to hear from you! I think of you and Rikk and your rambunctious boys often :) Hope you're all doing well.

  3. Anonymous11:01 PM

    amazing! you captured their dorky/weird/over the top humor perfectly!