Wednesday, April 2nd 2008
Adam, Eve, Charlo, and Duke

Seth-2yr likes to share. It’s an admirable trait in any kid, but it’s certainly rare in a two year old. 

Just now he tried to ‘share’ with Charlo, the cat.  Seth-2yr does this a lot. Last week he ‘shared’ his favorite blanket with Charlo by tucking him in very sweetly.  And the day after that he ‘shared’ his stuffed animals with Charlo by edging them closer and closer to him to see if he would play with them.  (He didn’t.)

Charlo enjoyed Seth-2yr sharing his blanket. He was indifferent to the stuffed animals.  But he was completely annoyed just now, at Seth-2yr’s latest efforts. He’s an easygoing cat. He doens’t get annoyed often. 

But Seth-2yr pushed his kitty limits when he tried to share his Elmo underwear by putting them on Charlo’s hind legs and trying to yank them up. 

Caden-4yr overheard me saying, “Please don’t put underwear on the cat,” and turned to see what was happening.  Caden-4yr looked at Seth-2yr, who by now was trying to untangle Charlo’s hind legs from the Elmo undies, and said, “Charlo does not NEED underwear, Seth-2yr.”  Then he thought about that for a minute and said, “Cats do not need underwear. Not just Charlo.” 

I thought he was done. 

He thought some more.

Seth-2yr freed the cat from the underwear and Charlo ran off.

“Mom!  Charlo HAS NOT BEEN WEARING UNDERWEAR!”  He was suddenly horrified at this realization.   I started thinking about Adam and Eve and how they first realized they’d been unclothed. That was the scene in our living room.  Well. Sorta. 

“MoooOOOoooM!  Charlo isn’t wearing underwear!  Why not?  Why is he just walking around …. without… underwear?  You tell me underwear is important!”  He paused to breathe and maybe see if I’d answer, but I couldn’t.  Breathing wasn’t actually possible at that moment.   Caden-4yr’s big blue eyes were wide and he looked around – as surely the entire world looked differently to him now.  

And then he saw Duke.  The dog.  And it started all over again.

Pretty soon Caden-4yr might be trying to ‘share’ his own Elmo underwear.   After all, I did say it was important. As is sharing. But not sharing underwear with the pets. I should have clarified.  Obviously.

 Who knew he was listening? 


11 Comments on “Adam, Eve, Charlo, and Duke”

Amanda - VintageDutchGirl
April 3rd, 2008
3:11 am

Do you have fish?

April 3rd, 2008
8:10 am

I bet Duke never remembers to put the toilet seat down either.

April 3rd, 2008
2:41 pm

A new motto for everyone: Underwear is important. Not for pets.

April 5th, 2008
1:47 am

Have a pet that wets? Get new underpets, the wonderfully absorbent pet underpants :o )

April 5th, 2008
2:04 am

you know why this really makes me laugh? Cause it looks like your son really call each other Sean-2 yrs.

April 5th, 2008
10:13 pm

Be careful — the next step is that HE will go commando with his furry friends! “What mommy? I’m a DOGGY!”

Yeah, I think like this from learning the hard way….

Stephanie C.
April 9th, 2008
3:46 am

This post made me LOL!!!! I have read it 4 or 5 times so far. Your boys are so funny. I hope one day (a loooong time from now) I have boys that are this entertaining!!!

Miss Sniz
April 9th, 2008
5:38 pm

HAHA! The world looks different to him now! I love that! Wait until he notices the cat “cleaning” it’s…well, you know, with it’s tongue!

Becoming Me
April 11th, 2008
10:55 pm

That post made me laugh so hard. Very cute. I’m so glad I decided to check out Antique Mommy’s blog roll.

April 18th, 2008
10:38 pm

I never laugh so hard until i come over here. Then i have to call my parents and read it to them! Your kids are too too funny!

April 30th, 2008
5:24 pm

This is hysterical! It amazes me how kids can put these things together! I have two boys…5 and 3. We definitely have our share of these types of stories. I love your site!

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