Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sitcom Surfer Dude

Surfer Dude has been on a real roll lately. I was reminded of this Friday at school drop off when he hopped out of the car and sped to the front door as fast as he could. I saw a girl from his class walking up the steps and thought "Awww...how nice. He's going to open the door for her". Then I watched him fling open the door and race in front of her as she jumped back barely in time to not get clocked. I guess I can put that boy/girl thing worry out of my head for a few years.



When we discovered that he had lice he didn't say much about it at the time. Come to find out later that he had soon after gone up to his arch-nemesis at school (let's just call her Susie Derkins, as in Calvin and Hobbes) and put his arm chummily around her shoulders. "Hey Susie," he said, leering, "guess what I've got?"


On the way home from the lake the last time we made a stop at a Kwikshop to get them something to snack on. Gumby got a bottle of water and some mints and SD got something carbonated to drink and some chips. About half an hour later, SD decided to belch out the alphabet (at top volume) and punctuated that stellar performance with a gaseous explosion from his nether regions. On seeing Gumby's look of disgust (or was it admiration?), he said "Dude, don't you wish you'd bought an antacid instead?"


Then there was Thanksgiving when I was in the kitchen with my budding Top Chef. He really did have a hand in virtually the entire meal and was a huge help. At the very end I was trying to explain gravy making to him. "See," I said, "you take some drippings and you add this flour mixture that you've stirred up very carefully and it makes kind of a roux. Do you know what roux means?" And he peered carefully in the pan and scrunched his brow. "Lumpy?" he guessed.


Speaking of Thanksgiving, here's his take on world politics. "Hey mom, what happens if you drop the turkey on Thanksgiving?" No clue, kiddo, what? "The downfall of Turkey, the break-up of China and the overthrow of Greece."


He's not normal. Maybe that's why I like him so much.

15 comments:

Willowtree said...

And everyone goes Hungary.

my two cents said...

I think for a boy, that is completely normal.

ciara said...

can't wait for the next episode. i enjoyed this one a lot.

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee....he does sound like a keeper. :)

Corey~living and loving said...

ps. why do I always need to itch my head when I come to your blog????? that's odd!

Mya said...

What a great joke - Saturday Night Live watch out - here comes Surfer Dude!

Mya x

laurie said...

lumpy! hahahaha

ah, the smartass of the family. wonder where he gets it, RC???

Kaycie said...

Willowtree made me laugh!

Boys are so great. Mine keep me laughing all the time. For better or worse, Laurie's right. They inherit their best (and worst) qualities from their parents.

I have a sarcastic, sardonic, and flippant little brood.

auntie barbie said...

the kid is a riot!

Eileen said...

I like him too! Sound like never a dull moment when he is around, very funny!! David had a great button in college he wore that said,
"why be normal" Too boring!!

Kimberly said...

The Calvin and Hobbes analogy seems eminently suitable. Normal is so boring.

Akelamalu said...

Aw bless him he keeps you (and us) entertained! :)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Poor Susie Derkins! Wonder if her family spent their entire evening delousing themselves!!

Crystal xx

Sweet Irene said...

Yeah, those are the best kind of kids to have around, the abnormal ones. They can be a great source of humor and insight. I like them a lot. My son was one of them.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hmmm. I thought I commented on this already. Weird.
But erm, funny. Very funny. I love the dude.