Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I will put you in a truck!


Bodhi was awake from 7 am this morning. Not too bad but not the first time he'd woken and I went to sleep about 1.45.

And he likes to leap on us, and poke us, all knees and elbows. Finally Axel lost it and shouted out in frustration when he got hurt.

Bodhi turned to me.

'Daddy shouted me! I HATE Daddy! I will put him in a truck! I will drive him away.'

This is Bodhi's gun totin' persona. In our house we have a Pirates of the Caribbean musket that makes a crackling noise, and a couple mini waterpistols. As soon as Bodhi picks one up, he points it in my face, stony faced, fierce, and often says, I. hate. you. And then this mystifying threat: I will put you inna truck. I will drive you away!


Where did he get it from? I have no idea. It's menacing though, isn't it? And how does he know about guns? It's all very thought provoking.


9 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Hmmmm....
I'm still thinking about his punchers. This is some boy.

jothemama said...

The thing is, he's such a SWEET boy. Or at least, he was. The most friendly, aquiescent, relaxed little nuber two child you could imagine.

I don't know if all his recent agression is just twoness, or maleness, or the influence of his mean and angry sister (or mother) or something else entirely.

adrienne said...

i hope he doesn't mind if i steal that line...

Mwa said...

You have to wonder where they get half their ideas.

jothemama said...

adrienne, fire away. We'll see how long it takes to get back here!

I just checked out your profile, your location and your photo, and I'm suddenly hearing 'I will put you in a truck' in a whole different, more 'oh no she didn't!' kind of way :) Cool!

mammydiaries said...

Love it! Kids are mad little creatures... Off to heat up the frozen lasagne!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

It's hereditary no?

Axel's body in the boot dream?

jothemama said...

Maybe!

morgor said...

You laugh now, but what happens when he does put him in a truck and drive him away?....

What if he holds this grudge for say another 15 years ... and Axel ends up in . . . Mayo...