Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tattle Tale with a Twist

Sean came running upstairs crying. I wasn't too worried because it wasn't his injured cry, it was his sad and heartbroken cry. After a while you get pretty good at figuring out cries - even in bigger kids. He had big crocodile tears running down his cheeks. The boo-boo lip was out in full force. I gave him a hug and pulled him up into my lap.

Sean - Mom, Brian was mean to me.
Me -What did he do?
Sean - He told me something that wasn't nice.
Me - What did he say to you?
Sean - He called me a not nice name.
Me - What name?

Sean runs out and yells down the steps to Brian

Sean - Brian, What is that name that you called me?
Brian - I don't remember.
Sean - But I need to tell Mommy on you!
Brian - Sean, leave me alone!
Sean - Brian, just tell me!
Brian - I called you a goofball. okay!

It was all I could do to keep from laughing. I mean, Sean asking Brian what he did so that he could tattle on him. Too much. His feelings must not have been hurt that badly- he couldn't even remember what Brian had said to him! Sean comes running back to me.

Sean - Brian called me a goofball.
Me - Is that so bad that you had to cry?
Sean -Well, he gave me a mean look too!
Me - (holding back a smile) Brian, don't call Sean names.
Brian - Okay.
Sean - What about the mean looks?
Me - (no longer able to hold back a smile) No mean looks either.
Brian - Okay, Mom.
Sean - Thanks, Mom.

I guess all Sean wanted was someone to hear him and to validate his feelings. It was too funny! I still cannot believe that he asked Brian what he name he called him!


The Town Criers said...

Doesn't he know that tattling is a chance to make the story even bigger and better? :-)

Kathy V said...

That is so funny that he couldn't even remember the terribly mean thing his brother called him and goof ball is on of the nicer names to be called. This is one that even parents can get away with. You know, Don't be a goofball. Oh well that is just so funny.

Waiting4OurAngel said...

That is the cutest story. I teach so tattling gets old but that is so funny. Hang in there that HSTK is coming

Rachel said...

This is hilarious! Love the new layout too!