Our dear Sweet Pea is turning 13 this week. I know, it is a milestone year for us. In honor of him, I finally finished an old half-done post about him I had hanging around. You may know that dear Sweet Pea is a poster child for ADHD (actually, now it is called ADD- Combined Type, but whatever) and takes medicine every morning. The medicine that helps the most with his symptoms is a patch. Sadly, the patch takes a while to start working which leaves us with a largely unmedicated Sweet Pea every morning. Some mornings are largely uneventful, but most are completely whacktacular and off the wall. Think Steve Martin’s Ruprecht from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels banging his pots and yelling, OKLAHOMA!!OKLAHOMA!!OKLAHOMA!! It’s remarkably similar.
A while back, I started writing down quotes from Sweet Pea’s Morning Bizarro World Show. These are direct quotes in all their awesomeness. I did not change them at all.
Do you have a ladder I can borrow?
I was practicing my reaction in case I just saw a magical dwarf.
Mom, I am going out to whittle.
Can I use an axe? I want to cut down a tree.
I am going out to do some leaf blowing (7:30am at Camp Mamaw).
Can I borrow the music stand to use for a target?
I need to figure out how to become a Nerf gun tester.
Can I eat breakfast in the new van?
I’m so tired, I am barely awake!
Now this is me talking to him:
Please stop licking the door.
Please don’t lie on the dog.
Please don’t lie on Pumpkin Pie.
Please sit down and eat.
Please sit down and eat your breakfast.
PLEASE sit down and eat your breakfast.
Brush your teeth.
Brush your teeth.
Did you brush your teeth?
There is no way you brushed your teeth.
Eew. Go brush your teeth.
Please put down the hammer.
Happy Birthday, teenaged Sweet Pea! Keep on being wacky!