The Last Time This Will Ever Happen

We were watching the Miss America pageant last month and #5 was waiting for his turn in the shower, dividing his attention between the television screen and spinning around in circles.

He spends an awful lot of time spinning in circles. He also has abs of steel. I do not believe these two things are coincidental. I’m working on him to make his own exercise video, but I need someone else to do the camera work because I get dizzy just watching him.

I heard his sister leave the bathroom while I was in the kitchen and called out to him that he could go in.

No response.

I walked out to find him standing completely still, transfixed, staring at the screen. Bikini-clad Miss America contestants with their million-dollar-smiles, and other assets, paraded across the stage and down the runway, one after the other. Hot American chicks as far as the camera could see.

Me: Hey bud, the shower’s open.

#5: {silence}

Me: Yo. Shower?

#5: {silence}

Me, stepping in front of him: Do you want to stay and watch all the pretty girls in bikinis?

#5: {looks at me, then back at the TV, coming out of his trance} Eww! No!

He ran out of the room. Another beautiful moment of boyhood, never to be repeated again.

Hey, did I ever tell you about the time I met #5′s friend’s parents because of a pickaxe accident? Yeah, that happened. You can read about in my new post over on Family Circle’s Momster blog: Meet the Parents…the Awkward Version.

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Now THAT’S a sandwich!

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7 responses to “The Last Time This Will Ever Happen

  1. Awww, so sweet. He’s on the cusp of being a teen. That’s when it gets real. (Psst, always knock before entering his room!). ;)

  2. #5 is adorable, although I doubt he’d wanna hear that!

  3. Do you think bikinis will ever trump bacon on his eyes?? (Or maybe he’ll invent the first bacon bikini…)

  4. Sounds like what, about 7th grade? I remember my kid running away, horrified, saying something like: “Eew! Dancing (insert name of kid who was stalking him)s! Attention-Wanters!”

  5. A while back, my then not quite three year old was watching Roger Rabbit. He was cruising around doing this or that (possibly spinning) when the first scene with Jessica Rabbit stopped him cold. “I LIKE her…she’s CUUUTE!” This happens a lot…I fear puberty…

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