Thursday, January 22, 2009

Intelligence...nurture or nature?

This is Gage. Gage is a very funny little boy with quick wit and lots of love to share around. Gage makes us laugh often and is always found doing crazy things. Just yesterday was one such event. Ryan had the boys at the church for a bit while I was at a bridal shower. I came and picked up the boys, and ran around the church trying to find Ryan's scriptures. We were kind of in a hurry so I kept telling Gage, "hurry up!" He whined and limped along while I kept asking him what was wrong, he replied over and over that nothing was wrong. He was wearing these great boots:

To tell you the truth, I hate these boots, they always make him go slower because they are so big and chunky. But he insists on wearing them ALL the time. So while I am getting after him to hurry up he continues to whine and walk gingerly. Finally, I stopped him, after we had walked all around the church and we were heading home. I asked him, "are those boots too small for you now?" He replied, "maybe." Then I had a flash of brilliance and asked, "is there something in your boot?" He replied, "maybe there is, I don't know."

This is what I found in his boot. Four paperclips, WOW, how the heck was he walking in those at all? I spent 20 minutes running around trying to get him to hurry and all the while he was walking on these paper clips. Not sure why they were in his boot or why he kept them in there, but there they were still in pristine condition and Gage made it home with them, which is why I think they were in there in the first place!



9 comments:

Turbo said...

That story is awesome. Better get the little guy a box of binder clips for his birthday. Maybe a backpack too! Hahaha

Lia said...

Kara, I love reading your blog! That's just too funny.

The Wakefields said...

I have done something similar to my kids too. I am glad I'm not the only one. Poor kid.

michelle p said...

Ok Kara..I know you! You are my Jr. Jazz friend..Kase, my son, is on Connor's team this year...i'm the mom w/Chloe that has the super duper curly hair :) AND, I live right across from Melissa...was that you pulling up to the craft/sewing day on Wed? i swear I saw you and your boys and little baby carrier...we are in the brick home on Lake Run...cute cute blog and you your baby has the cutest bows/headbands....ok, nice to be able to stalk your blog now.. :)

Elena said...

You just make me laugh.

Amber Faull said...

That is funny. I've done something similar a few times, where I was trying to make my kids hurry and then I realized they were in legitimate pain. Oops:)

Karli said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha! You have your very own Walker! Good luck with that :)

Lauri said...

Funny Boy! Only one question remains - does he have to return the clips?

The Nielson Family said...

To him, I'm sure it was worth the pain! What a treasure!