May 24, 2006

bumble flies & trumpet suckers

well, it's almost over. another school year burned up.

true had a great first grade year. ended the year reading on the fourth grade reading level, chapter books. he also had a picture he drew submitted in the hill country youth art exhibit. nearly every child was in that, but true's picture was something special. a treehouse complete with acorn gathering squirrels and he & brother alleycat waving at me from the top. and of course, did i forget to mention the ever present robot motiff?

alleycat graduates from pre k tomorrow. when true went through it, i was a pessimist. i thought, well, you pay someone eight grand to watch your child
then they feel like they have to give you a diploma, whatever. i softened up just as soon as my true was there in his mini cap and gown. instant waterworks, look at mommy's little genius. this time i'm wiser, i'm ready, i hope.
invent an insect true may 06.jpg

truett's latest homework assignment was invent an insect. i found these rough drafts that he must have considered using. as i look over the names, it's eerie how art imitates reality. i have been inundated with bumble flies and trumpet suckers lately. the kid is a freekin prodigy, i tell you.

i know alleycat is graduating from babyland and that means this part of mommyhood is gone for good. if i can't have babies, at least i still have brudders. nothing beats it.

just the other day, i was privy to this gem of conversation:

true, "ok, ok, i'm supertrue and i can fly, and what's your super hero name?"

alex, "i'm CAptaaaaaaain DIArheaaaaaaa, and no one can catch me."

true, "alright, captain diarhea, if you say so. do you even know what diarhea is?"

alex, "nope, it's just funny"

true, "yep, it's funny alright. woo, my brother is captain diarhea, lucky me"

indeed. and my sons are supertrue and captain diarhea, lucky me.

Posted by shoe at May 24, 2006 11:41 AM | TrackBack

"supertrue and captain diarrhea" - you just can't beat that! aren't kids are the greatest things, ever?!?!

Posted by: jennifer at May 25, 2006 08:48 AM

That's not a good power to have.

Posted by: Jack at May 25, 2006 10:15 AM

What delightful children you have.

; )

Posted by: Christina at May 25, 2006 11:09 AM

That's funny! I'll bet Capt. D can really... run.

Posted by: Dash at May 25, 2006 11:55 AM

Yes, you are lucky indeed. They grow up so fast. I still have a letter to Santa requesting:

Those items of course would be: a model of the Starship Enterprise from "Star Trek, the Next Generation" and action figures for Tommy the "Green Ranger" and "Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park".

Today my #2 son (the author of that letter to Santa) was issued his military ID. He's headed to Army Airborne School next week. Pray that when my Captain Diarrhea leaps into thin air, he doesn't soil his pants too badly.

Posted by: Bob at May 25, 2006 11:59 AM

Oh too cute *and* funny... What great brudders they are... :)

Posted by: Richmond at May 25, 2006 01:46 PM

... I am suddenly reminded of a poem from my youth... bear with me here....

Comet, it'll make your mouth turn green.
Comet, it tastes like listerine.
Comet, it'll make you vomit!
So buy some Comet! and Vomit! Today!

... your boys still have much to learn, sister...

Posted by: Eric at May 25, 2006 03:40 PM

Yeah, those conversations only get better with time. My oldest two had a discussion about the merits of lambskin the other day. I think the jury is still out.

Posted by: Kelly at May 26, 2006 06:19 AM

Wonderful. Just wonderful. And the picture is one for a frame!

Posted by: oddybobo at May 26, 2006 08:12 AM

SuperTrue and Captain Diarrhea! Classic!

Reminds me of the journal the Mistress of Sarcasm used to keep when she was seven years old. It spoke of such wonders as our friends' Rincoly Dog (a Shar-Pei) and the Peeyanoe that sat in our living room...

Posted by: Elisson at May 29, 2006 04:44 AM


Posted by: Dash at May 31, 2006 06:33 PM

...anybody in there?

Posted by: Dash at May 31, 2006 09:19 PM

Famous is having a problem right now with her computer - that, plus helping me pack, is really dragging her down....

Posted by: Zapatamama at May 31, 2006 10:28 PM