He’ll Be Here All Week

Yesterday afternoon the little man greeted me with a joke when I picked him up from school:

What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming over the hill?”

*dramatic pause*

He said, “Hey! Here come the elephants!”

I laughed until I cried. Clearly we share an appreciation for the obvious in our family.

I’m heading to Nashville today to do a little dekky-ratin’ with Sister, which means there are a whole bunch of trips to Home Goods, TJ Maxx and World Market on the immediate horizon.

And that reminds me.

A couple of weeks ago when Alex and I were in Nashville, we ended up staying in World Market for somewhere between four to sixteen hours. The seven year-old was DONE after about eleven minutes, so I told him he could sit down a few feet away from Sister and me and play Doodle Jump on my iPod.

Here is how I found him about fifteen minutes later.

Oh, he’s a card.

Oh, I love him.

Hope y’all have a great weekend!

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  1. He lasted eleven whole minutes? You have a keeper on your hands. I think my littlest would probably give me three minutes at most. What a sweet boy you’ve got!

  2. I LOVE that you both have the same sense of humor. It’s so cute! And that photo – he seems like such a sweet little ham! Have fun decorating!!!

  3. Oh my gosh! He’s 99 kinds of awesome!
    Hug that boy till he oozes doodlejump!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Like “papa” like “san,” heh? I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist!

  5. I’m a second grade teacher and would love to share my students’ favorite joke:
    Why DIDN’T the skeleton cross the road?
    Because he didn’t have any GUTS!!!
    (Get it, teacher? He didn’t have any guts hanging out. Like guts in your body but guts like you are brave…GET IT?)
    Still laughing after the 567,329th time because they are so enthusiastic in their deliveries.
    Hope you strike gold in Nashville stores. Or record stores. :)

  6. Get some of those INCREDIBLE ginger snaps in the red can while you are in World Market. Oh. My. Goodness.

  7. I have to tell you I laughed so hard!!! My kids are now 18, 14 and 12…but i do remember and so much so that I ran up and asked my wife what Tarzan said!!! They do grow up – Enjoy every minute!

  8. Hey! Buy him a set of drums for Christmas. My little man tells us jokes complete with ba-da-boom on the drums. It’s hilarious! I’ve tried to tape him unawares but he always spies that pesky red light on my camera…always. Your guy is growing up so fast.

  9. Favorite joke…You have to tell Alex this one…Why did the pilgrims’ pants keep falling down? He was wearing his belt on his shoes! haha

  10. I just read that joke to my husband. We both chuckled. Of course, one of our favourites is, “What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?”… “Where’d my tractor go?”

    Yeah, we have an easygoing sense of humour, too. :)

  11. hey there. what a fun site. what a fun picture.

    just visiting here for the first time, and i love your humor and your heart for Africa. we are currently in thailand and, like you, keep feeling like we are getting more than we are giving. funny how that works.

    anyway, thanks for being a fun spot to visit!

  12. LOL! I’ve got a few pictures of my kids in the very same pose at various stores :) Gotta love shopping with kids