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Passing Notes With The Boy

Recently I was making the boy’s lunch when I thought about the picture I’d drawn with him which now lives on the back of his bedroom door.

He’d tossed a piece of paper in front of me while saying “daddy, just draw whatever and I’ll draw it next!”

So, I drew. And this is what I came up with.

From that point on, “puffy leaf floaty guy” became a staple in the house.

I’d draw him on their arms cause “I want a tattoo like yours daddy.”

I’d draw him on pieces of paper and randomly leave leaf the puffy dude somewhere for the kids to find.

Then, it hit me one fine coffee-aroma-filled morning.

“Golly gee gosh darn-it! I should totally draw the boy a picture for his lunch box!”

So, I did.

And, he did something completely unexpected…the little bastard wrote back.

So, like a tiny puppy given his treat for the first time I started wagging my tail obliviously knocking things off tables and the next morning, I did it again!

And he wrote back!

The third time I drew the cat from this awesome animated shorts called “Simon’s Cat” which my kids love.

And he wrote back!

Then, the boy schooled the hell out of me.

Yesterday I sketched out this quick little motivating message as a small pat on the boy’s back in the middle of his day.

And what does he do? He out-draws me with his version of himself "rocking."

It’s my first experience being one-upped by the boy. He “out-creativelyed” me. (Yeah, I just made that word up.)

And I guess I’m cool with it, but it kinda stings a little.

I’m the creative, out-of-the-box, shock-value funny one in the family damn it!!

But, then I realize what an awesome thing a sense of humor is in life. And, if he’s going to have a sense of humor I would want it to be unique and creative.

So, bring it on my man. I’m ready to up-my-game in the note passing arena!

Let’s do this!


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Reader Comments (29)

That is awesome. And totally love. You're not as hard as you make yourself out to be. BWAHAHA!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess@StraightTalk

This makes me miss when my kids were little SO DAMN MUCH. Interaction is so much easier in the little kid days. Enjoy it! Cute post.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn MacDonald

awwww...that is totally awesome. Now I think I am going to have to put notes in my girls' lunches when they are old enough to go to school.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMamaBennie

Love it! My five year old leaves a trail of little love notes and philosophical notes all over my house, and I'm trying to capture then all in photos too.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Awesome! It's both shocking and a wonderfull experience to discover these talents and sides of their personality. And secretly fearfull that their talent is bigger than yours. That totally sucks and makes you proud at the same time...

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeannet (FascinoDesign)

Despite my being 29 yrs old, My mom and I still participle in these types of fun things. (I had to move back home with my parents due to the shit-tastic economy)... I came home from work one morning and when I opened the fridge door, she had taped a picture of the Geico gecko on my mozzarella cheese. I retaliated by taping a picture of a derranged looking LOLcat to the screen of her laptop... This cycle has gone on for weeks now. Ah, creative insanity, how I love thee!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDangleingsquid

That is so cool!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleslie (crookedstamper)

Love this so much! What great memories you are making with your little guy.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathygee1

I love it! I always tell my son that my mom cursed me when I was in high school - "I hope you have a child who acts just LIKE you!!" And, lo and behold, I DID. Same weird sense of humor and everything (well, except the fact that I have girly parts and he has boy parts...ya know). Over the summer, my darling little man started drawing a comic strip that IMHO could easily be published, so your post really hit home with me. This is when we sit back and light a cigar and say "Ahhh....we have trained them well..." *grin*

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Glad my kid (daughter, 9) isn't the only one who calls me Dude. ;)

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Mitchem

that is the sweetest thing! i love that you guys share that :) adorable!!!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Parris

Very cute daddy. I do the same thing with my husband except I substitute rock with ---

Psst. Don't tell anyone but I also put notes in my kids lunches ;)

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterieatmykidzsnack

Awesome pictures.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

I love you

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI love you

Awww that's so cool!! Love that he calls you "dude" back. I call my son dude all the time. Especially when he makes me mad ... I'll be like "awww dude no... what's up with that?" I'm from California so it must be West coast thing.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC...

Awesome little dude!

That's some pretty amazing dad-ness. And awesome kid-ness.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbubblewench

I **HEART** the hell out of this! A little bit of awesomeness!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTinfoil Magnolia

He's one hell of a happy kid! Keep it up! Never stop drawing no matter how much he "out-creativelyed" you! That's how he's learning! You're spurring that imagination!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

Awesome! That's one rocking, note-writing creative dude!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynette

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