Monday, August 22, 2011

The Kid Confounds Me



Silas is not known for playing with regular toys.

That's kid stuff.

He'd rather spend his time tormenting his sister or honing his art.

So when he pulled his bucket of Legos out on his own and started building, it was a first.

I tried not to look directly at him for fear that I would break the spell.

First, he built the ever-popular tower.

Then he set to work on something that seemed a bit more...sinister.


I watched from the corner of my eye as he crafted two of these puppies.

And all I could think was, how does this crazy kid already know about guns?

I mean, how cliche can we get here?


With both weapons in hand, he headed straight for his brother and...


...gave him a blow-out.

He moved right down the line while we sat reading library books.

He was like a rockstar with his double hair dryers.

I've never known such volume.


He even did the sound effects.


Don't mess with me, yo.


55 comments:

  1. That is HILARIOUS! I'm sure I was thinking the same thing you were. What a sweetie.

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  2. haha you know the expression don't assume...

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  3. LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
    elijah is obsessed with my hair dryer. haven't noticed a lego one yet though. too funny.

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  4. oh my gosh. hahhahaha. hahahahhaha. Dying.
    I'm having a poopy day and this was icing on the...poop. Love. IT!

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  5. This is hilarious!!!
    Did it bother him that Calvin has no hair??... :)

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  6. I just shared this story with my husband and we both smiled....kiddos never seem to amaze!!

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  7. Hahaha! Way to tell it! Ya' totally blew my mind with that one!

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  8. This made me laugh...SO funny! I can just hear the sound effects! My guy made a leaf blower out of his microphone stand tonight...sound effects and all, too.

    Little kids are so creative! Makes you wonder just what's going on in their minds as they discover the world around them.

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  9. Si Pie, what a character. He is creative isn't he? Maybe this is break through, and he will put his Quick Draw McGraw crayons away. I would love to know what goes on in his cute little head. Can't wait to see him this week.

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  10. From gangsta to hair stylist in a matter of seconds. I love being privy to inner thoughts. I would have jumped to the same conclusion. Who knows where this new love might take him.
    Dana

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  11. Oh my goodness.
    LOVE this : )
    Laughing and laughing.
    Wish he could give me a blow out. My hair looks like HAY from all of the chlorine and such. Craziness!

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  12. That is awesome! Thanks for the heads-up. My oldest is obsessed with Megablocks and my hair dryer. Now I won't jump to conclusions if he creates something similar. :)

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  13. How cool is that! Had to tell my hubby the story and he had a hearty laugh over it. You have love what kids come up with! Kit

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  14. well, he makes guns look pretty darn adorable :)

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  15. I have 3 boys. Not one has been more exposed to gun "stuff" than the other, but our youngest turns everything into a gun. Nice, huh?

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  16. Hehehe!This is kid stuff as well as funny.

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  17. That second last photo had me in stitches. He's such a boy!!! Such mischief in that face.

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  18. This cracked me UP!! Thanks for the laugh while I get my butt moving for work...I needed that! Love you!
    xoxo
    HBY

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  19. In the book "Mitten Strings for God", Katrina Kenison talks about outlawing toy guns from her home. However, her sons made toy guns out of anything and everything, anyway. The following chapter was titled "Surrender..." Good read.

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  20. That is hilarious and he is too cute!

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  21. HA! That is great...it's nice to know he would rather blow dry your hair! :)

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  22. Boys are born that way....don't deny it!
    -heather

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  23. I could not be more proud of that boy.

    You go Sy-Lo!

    xxoo

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  24. "Don't mess with me, yo"...priceless.

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  25. I love the direction he took his craftiness. Look out Paul Mitchell, there is a new stylist in town!

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  26. Hilarious!! LOVE IT!!

    XOXO,
    Angie

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  27. Ah, that is so funny - at least it was a dryer, mine would have said it was a gun. Ugh!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVED your Chicago post - can't wait to hear about the book that you mentioned.

    Your video on Robert's flip made me smile too - I sound just like that when my oldest son does his skateboarding tricks - he TOTALLY stresses me out with his antics, and he knows it. So he does it more to entertain himself!

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  28. 2nd to last photo is my absolute favorite!!!

    I swear it is just in their DNA...the BOY DNA. LOL

    I'm gonna have to find that book that Anonymous mentioned...Mitten Strings for God! I learned that simple truth way before becoming a mama...when I was a good-old-fashioned classroom teacher. I could teach all the "peace-loving" skills I wanted...2nd grade boys were gonna "build" guns whether I liked it or not! ;)

    XOXO,
    Val

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  29. TOO FUNNY!! gotta love those babies :)

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  30. "Don't mess with me, Yo!" followed by [giggle, giggle].

    That's awesome!

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  31. LOl...I have to share with you that I never bought my kids guns..and one day, same thing happened ....I found the boys making guns out of leggos!

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  32. oh my, but i want to gobble him straight up. and now i wonder what my children's lego-contraptions reveal about our household...we are all planes and trucks and light sabers 'round these parts.

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  33. What a doll baby! You had me laughing out loud. Too cute!

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  34. having two boys and making a strict "no gun" policy lasted about 8 seconds. They can make guns out of a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. He is so cute and I want his t-shirt. Yo.

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  35. I can't tell you how much joy this post brought me!... let's just say it was lots & lots.

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  36. Hysterical!! Love that he gave them all a blow dry. Too cute. I also love how you said you were afraid to look directly at him for fear youd break the spell--so true!! Kids....

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  37. gansta never looked so good! Ps. I love his shirt!

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  38. oh this is adorable! Hey, if my guy could give me a terrific hair do for free... :) His talent might take him far with the ladies.

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  39. So stinkin' precious! LOL love it!

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  40. so cute! amazing how boys pick up on those things. i’m not sure if i mean lego guns or hairdryers.

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  41. lol, this made me smile. you've got good kids!

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  42. could he be any cuter?

    not. a. chance!!

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  43. Yay! He's building ;). He is so stinkin' cute!
    xo ellie

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  44. They just have this crazy innate thing for weaponry. My first boy was turning sandwich crust into guns when he was 2. It's gone downhill from there. Last week I heard myself saying (to my 3-year-old): "Don't shoot the baby." I also say things like, "Make sure you take turns with Darth Vader's head." The things that come out of this mama's mouth are like lines out of a horror movie.

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  45. Love this!! Reminds me of when I taught preschool and the match box cars were often used for quick buzz cut clippers in class!!

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