Monday, April 26, 2010

My kid's better than your kid.

I have to say that one of my biggest pet peeves in parenting is the whole comparison thing that parents tend to do.

You know the kind I'm talking about.
You're talking to them and the entire conversation is about - "Johnny is the star of his little soccer team!"
"Suzy is only 4, but a concert pianist."
"Have you seen my little Sally's crayon art? It's amazing! Colleges are already calling."
"Jimmy did the most amazing thing with his playdough the other day. He developed a cure for the common cold!"

Yeah. Well, I ask you this - Can your kid wink with both eyes?
Does your kid have crazy psycho Jack Black eyebrows at only 3 years old?
Can your kid impersonate a pirate better than any actor at Disneyworld?
Well?!!
Mmmhmm. That's what I thought.

Who's kid is amazing now, huh?!





You're impressed, aren't you?
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31 comments:

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

I am so impressed! Wonder if any scouts are reading this? You'll have prducers ringing your phone off the hook (pun intended) now! LOL! Have a great day Beki! You're kids are adorable and I love your outlook on life. Hope the farm's coming along OK.

Julie Harward said...

Dang, thats a cute kid! He makes me laugh out loud! (But on a serious note..you are right, all those accomplishments don't make for a successful kid...but a kid that plays outside and uses his imagination..thats a happy kid!)

Wendy said...

He's the cutest pirate ever! :o)

Maria G said...

I so love this post!! Much too often, and annoying, parents do too much comparison. I have seen very tired kids (at 5 years of age)and cranky because parents have them already going here and there and everywhere to keep up with other parents. I don't brag about mine but tell folks that we enjoy doing crafts, storytime, drawing, coloring, Yahtzee (did you moms know this is a great, fun, math game?) Playing catch, trimming roses, playing pretend, making food-fake or real, jumping rope, making a "cave" with blankets, reading stories while in the bath, taking a walk with daughter on her bike. Gosh, lots of stuff but so much fun :o).

Erica said...

hahahahahahaha this made me laugh and smile, i love it!!! :)

kraftykash said...

Talented! Your kids are just to cute!

Rachel said...

Love it!

(and yes, the whole comparison thing does get a bit wearing, doesn't it?!)

Rachel

Graceful Moments said...

I hope you have already arranged for his private pre-schooling. If you didn't sign up before he was born, it will be almost impossible to get him in any really good schools now. I will take my tongue out of cheek now and simply say, I think he is truly amazing and oh, so stinkin' cute! But you already knew that!

Graceful Moments said...

One more thing: I am so glad that there are some parents out there, like you, who actually let their kids be kids.

LeAnna said...

Oh yes, I know what parents you're talking about! And friends kids seem to be the most talented, hmm...
Your jack black eyebrowed pirate is a CUTIE!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beki:
I AM impressed with your little one! A genius for sure!

I love all the bumper stickers you see around our town..."I'm the proud grandparent (or whatever), of a student at (fill in the blank) school." In retaliation, I got one that says "My Labrador retriever is smarter than your honor student." I know...really bad, but I couldn't resist.

Have a great day!
xoxo
Donna

Jenny said...

Ha ha ha! He does remind me of Jack Black. =) He is too cute!

Kelly said...

Very impressive! He is certainly advanced in pirate developmental area! Thanks for the smile!

Cole said...

such a cutie!

Brittany said...

cutest kid EVER! Soooo flippin adorable! LOVE THIS!

Rebecca on The Homefront said...

What a doll! And yes, I'm incredibly impressed with the Jack Black eyebrows!

The MacDonald Family said...

What a handsome little guy!! Totally agree here, we don't do the whole comparing thing either. Our 5 year old has rett syndrome and is unable to walk, talk or use her hands. Most would say there's nothing to "brag" about but not her mommy - she has unconditional love for everyone and a smile that lights up even the darkest of nights. I couldn't ask for more.

Graceful said...

I love your blog -- your photos are amazing (Badger Creek is beautiful...even if there is a badger living there!), and this post made me laugh!

Lisa said...

LOL!!! I think he is very special! Well done you!
Hugs, Lisa

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Oh man, gotta love the "competitive" mom. I hate being around people like that. It makes me feel like I need to be this anal mom, making sure I'm doing everything fast enough, early enough, etc. When really, it's best to just let our kids be kids. I don't want to be that parent that pressures my kid.

On a side note... Your son is quite talented! (and adorable!!) I actually sat here and tried to wink both of my eyes, haha. Just makin' sure I can do it.

Hope you had a great Monday!

amy d said...

holy crap! he does have jack black eyebrows!!!!!

Kelly said...

Oh how funny! He is such a cutie!

My little fireball winks his eyes when he is about to do something naughty! Drives me crazy! LOL!

Candace said...

I love it! How precious - and impressing!

Laura said...

hang with me sister...my kids suck


just kidding of course

and if he can't get a job at Disney as a pirate, he can totally play Jack Black as a kid!

Karm said...

hahaha I LOVE IT! You're kid is truly amazing!! (:

Sara said...

he is awesome :)
I love his expressions...and how you know him SO well.
He's pretty impressive...but have you seen Molly sing Glee in the car??

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enjoy!

Signs and Salvage said...

WOWEE...he must get all that talent from his momma!!! Brilliant...and YES I am very impressed:):)

Take Care,

Kristin

Christina said...

No one could ever doubt that he's amazing!!

Heather said...

That's one amazing pirate face! He's such a cutie! Who needs early colleges calling anyway! I'd keep him around as long as I could!

Lori R said...

you think the competition is fierce now...just wait until college application time!

That's some serious eyebrow action the Baby's rockin' there--too cute!

A Cupcake for Moose said...

Too funny! Your boy has skills!