Friday, February 15th 2008
Mother Decepticon

A few days ago i was standing in the kitchen, putting birthday party favors in little goody bags and talking to Caden-4yr. I don’t remember the conversation, but it was a pleasant one. Then he said, “OH! Mom! When you do that, your face looks like Starscream’s!”

Hmm. Starscream? A Transformer. Transformers are really good in our house. So I thanked him, and he ran out of the kitchen as fast as he could. And then I started thinking that ‘Starscream’ sounded like a bad guy.

I was trying to go to sleep last night when I remembered this conversation. This morning it was still bothering me, so I decided to google Starscream. Sure, there are Transformers eveywhere in this house, but they don’t wear nametags and they all look alike to me. Caden-4yr was safely at preschool, or I would have asked him to point out my lookalike.

Unless you are already perfectly familiar with Starscream, could you just click here, please?

Thanks so much, Caden-4yr. It turns out that Starscream is a Decepticon, or a Transformer Bad Guy. An ‘evil robot’ with glowing red eyes. “Ruthless, coldblooded and cruel.”

I WAS ORGANIZING PARTY FAVORS!

Uh huh. No wonder he ran out of the kitchen. He’d just gotten off with my polite thanks after telling me I looked pretty much like Satan.

~hm

9 Comments on “Mother Decepticon”

1
emily
February 16th, 2008
12:56 am

unfair! he likes transformers, though right? maybe he’s just trying to tell you how much he loves you. ;)

2
Cindy
February 16th, 2008
2:24 am

What a hoot! :)

3
Nicole
February 16th, 2008
5:15 am

Maybe he thinks that Starscream is really a pretty Decepticon…

4
Seasonal Learner
February 16th, 2008
1:34 pm

That is funny! Hey I have your box of happiness ready to mail can you e-mail your info? Thanks!

5
CMerie
February 17th, 2008
1:33 am

So funny!

6
Miss Sniz
February 18th, 2008
4:29 pm

HAHA! Kids are the experts at backhanded compliments! I read your breast exam post. One of my good friends just got diagnosed with breast cancer last month, then through further testing, they found another cancer in the other breast and lymph nodes. She has three months of chemo and THEN a double mastectomy! And she has four boys that she homeschools. The oldest boy is ten. And her husband travels all the time. My heart breaks and breaks again for her. My mother is a breast cancer survivor so I do self exams all the time. It is so encouraging to read about your tumor disappearing. God is good!

7
Stacey
February 18th, 2008
5:42 pm

I bet it truly was supposed to be a compliment! I love the way little boys talk to their Mama’s!

8
Joy
February 18th, 2008
10:03 pm

Well, the profile does say that Starscream “exudes a high-class, urbane air that provides a certain irony to his muderous tendencies.” That must be what Caden-4yo meant. :-)

9
Shalee
February 19th, 2008
8:00 pm

Just goes to prove that with you, like a Transformer, there’s “more than meets the eyes.” But please don’t tell me that you’re a robot in disguise. I will so picture you as a Stepford Wife then…

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