Saturday, May 22, 2010

Best Response Ever

In an attempt to encourage outdoor play and help our kids be active, we decided to buy Nate a scooter for his birthday on Thursday.  Not being the most athletic kid, I'm concerned that he won't be very excited about the gift (especially since we got him the 5+ one that takes a little extra balance and will likely be a little difficult for him to ride in the beginning).  I'm not even sure if he knows what a scooter actually is.

So, I've been trying to enter the subject into conversation here and there and would like to tell you about my conversation this morning.  His response, I do believe, was the best ever.

Mommy:  Nate, all the cool kids ride scooters.  (I know, I know, I'm shameless.)

Nate:  But Mom, I'm a cool kid and I don't ride a scooter.

The pride I feel bursting out of my chest over his perspective on life?  Huge.  I just hope he keeps this attitude up when he's offered his first joint.

Also?  A little embarrassed of my approach there.  Won't be doing that again.  My almost 5 year old may be more mature than me.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that nobody commented on this post! I came back to read it from your "About" page link. And I just wanted to say WAY TO GO Nate for being a cool kid that doesn't ride a scooter! :)
    AND, now that I've browsed around some more - HOLY COW!!!!!! I LOVE your new look, and all the tabs and info and stuff. I may even be mildy jealous. Did you do it by yourself? It's beautiful! I love it.