Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Who DOES These Things?

That's what my mom used to ask whenever one of us did something very uncool.  (Like put an empty jug of milk back in the refrigerator or write on the wall with a lollipop.)  In our teenage years, the phrase "Who DOES these things?" was a funny little line we used to say in Mom's voice to get a good laugh.  Nicole even made it the name of her blog.  Now that we're all mothers, it's not as funny.  Though I will not admit to saying it aloud, I will say "Who DOES these things?" has crossed my mind more than once over the past couple of weeks.  In my case, the answer to the question is: Harrison.

My sweet, smart, sensitive little boy has been making the most insane choices lately.  For example, the other day he couldn't find Chloe and thought she might be playing at the neighbor's house, so he walked into their house and started looking for her.  After a few moments of being baffled, they finally asked, "What are you doing here?"  Who DOES these things?  Today at school he did something so strange that his teacher asked him, "Was your brain taken over by aliens?  This isn't like you." 

I know he's very normal for a seven year old boy.  When he invites his friends over to play, Harrison looks like freakin' Einstein in comparison.  It just seems like lately he's lost the ability to think before he acts. 

There is one possible explanation: He's not Harrison.  He's a zombie.


8 Wisecracks:

allyn said...

i am glad to know he is somewhat normal, then. my children only become zombies when they get home from school...so far. banks has only been in school a few weeks.

Wendy said...

I see someone has been playing with Stacey Johnson! LOVE it! Can you do my kids? They don't ever make poor choices.

Jen said...

Boys get a blast of testosterone at about 7. I'm serious, look it up! They are pretty much inexplicable from here on out....sorry.

Nicole said...

"Freakin' Einstein" - HAHAHAHAHAHA!

(I love his eyes in that second picture. The one with the blood and guts.)

melissa said...

Wendy, nope. Still not cool enough to hang with Stacey Johnson. I will happily turn your kids into zombies or vampires. Your kids don't seem to ever make poor choices. No fair!

Chelsea Monet said...

Even as a zombie, he's still pretty cute.

And thanks for the explanation of that phrase. I've always wondered why your sister named her blog that and now I know.

Andrea Lee Upton-Rowley said...

I see Jeff has been practicing his job skills at home. :)

Can Harrison even eat with all of those teeth gone? Wow!

Shauna said...

LOVE it! You have got some serious SKILLZ woman!