Monday, 14 June 2010

He Ain't Heavy...

Conversation between Man-Child (14 and 6'3") and 7 year old brother (very tall, but a wee boy):

14 - Dude, Pull your pants  (shorts) down.

7 - Why? What's wrong?

14 - You look like a dork. They're not supposed to be up around your armpits.

7 - And your's aren't supposed to be under your butt. Dude - Pull YOUR pants UP.

14 - But you're not supposed to see your knees.
(At which point I want to rush in and point out that every mother wants to see her little boy's knees in shorts for as long as she possibly can.)

7 - The world isn't supposed to see your boxers  either.

14 - Mom- tell him he looks stupid. His shorts are pulled up way too high.

7 - Mom - tell him no one wants to see his boxers.

ME - OK, that's enough. Both of you, I want to see your shorts where they should be.

(Neither of them change the arrangement of their shorts, but the threat of mom interfering with their appearance is enough to stop the arguing.)

Oy, oy, oy.


  1. Haha! Boys eh? With us it's 14 year old being hyper-critical of his poor Dad. Heaven forbid he should tuck his T-shirt into his shorts!

  2. Just came over from Expat Mum as I too have teenagers. 15 and 6"2 what the hell is in the water! and 14 hormonal with breasts and long, messy hair(she's a gir).
    Look forward to reading more from you.

  3. ...and the language quite reserved...l thought

    saz x

  4. I love the fact that 14 cares enough about 7 to give him sartorial advice!

  5. Sweet post, I can just imagine the conversation and you intervening, exactly what I would have done!!

    CJ xx

  6. Hahaha! LOL...all sounds incredibly familiar here too.