Conversations with My EIGHT Year Old

Tomorrow is 7’s birthday, which will make him 8 (for those of you who have problems with basic math).  And seeing as I recently wrote a post for my youngest son on his birthday, sharing with the world (the world = 12 followers) his crazy and highly informative thoughts, I figured it was only fair to do the same for my first born.  So, Happy Birthday 8!!


Talking about The Voice, and the brother duo on the show:

The one guy is a really good singer, but the other one isn’t as good.  He’s just there to attract the ladies.


Talking to his brother, 5, about his hat:

No, not like that!  You have to turn it to the side. 

5 turns his hat to the side.

That’s good.  Now you’re a man.


I’m going to do something for earth day, to make the earth a better place.  I’m going to stop farting, so the air is less stinky.

While that is a lovely (albeit smelly) sentiment, I’m not holding my breath for that to happen.  Although, maybe holding my breath is the best option.


An interesting tidbit of learning, provided by our local educational establishment, i.e. 2nd grade:

Did you know that when Christopher Columbus sailed over towards the Bahamas, he said, “these are some ugly looking mermaids” about the manatees?  He wrote that in his diary.


I was opening a bottle of wine, and the cork popped out:

Whoa!  Is there a note in there?


Hubs:  The sunset is really pretty.

8:  Yeah, it’s 50 shades of grey out there!

I feel like I should be concerned that he is even aware of that title’s existence.  Is my son really a middle-aged sexually frustrated woman?


8:  Tru dat, tru dat.  Giggle tru giggle dat.

Me:  What?  Where did you hear that?

8:  Mom.  In real life, that means “true that.”

Me:  Thank you for educating me, my son.

Keeping in real up here in da hood, yo. 


8:  Mommy, today at the park, I heard a boy say a very bad word.

Me:  What kind of very bad word?

8:  The kind that starts with a Shhhh.

Me:  Oh, that IS a very bad word.

8:  Yeah, and it ends with I.T.

Me:  You know if you ever say that, you will be in big trouble, right?

8:  Oh yeah, I know.

But apparently spelling of bad words is just fine.  I guess it’s better than him flinging the F word around the house.


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah the Closet Monster
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 08:35:02

    I feel like I should print up that Christopher Columbus one and put in my wallet for moments when I’m taking things too seriously. All of this made me smile, but that really, really hit the giggle spot. (Tru dat.)


  2. busymindthinking
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 08:39:52

    Happy Birthday 7 almost 8, smiles!!! I loved this post! I am still laughing. Thank you 8 for making someone’s day very very happy!


  3. renée a. schuls-jacobson
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 08:45:12

    Congratulations, Misty. You’ve made it this far! Spelling bad words is the beginning of the end, just so you know. 🙂


  4. aliceatwonderland
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:24:24

    Ha, yes, I wrote up some of my kids’ sayings – kids are funny people. I wish I’d had a blog back when they are younger – there is so much I’m sure I’ve forgotten. I also love the way the older ones tell the younger ones where it’s at. “Now you’re a man.” Snort! And they’re being so dead serious so you have to hold in the giggles, but it’s hard. My youngest said “All the kids in my class have cell phones.” (3rd graders here) Her sister said, “Yeah, you can forget about that one.” They just turned 13 and 9 – time flies.


  5. Rosie
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:44:08

    When I was a kid I asked my mom what a sob was, but I said it like the whole word, not the initials. I didn’t know that they really meant S. O. B.


  6. Jess Witkins
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 12:49:23

    LMAO “These are some ugly mermaids” That’s just awesome. That should be a blog title. Or a book title. Or a title of some kind because that’s hilarious!


  7. pegoleg
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 14:45:17

    I love how the rites of passage to manhood are so diverse the world over: circumcision, hunting rituals, tattoos. In Misty’sLawLand, it apparently involves turning one’s hat to the side.

    Happy HatTurning Day to your little man!


  8. joeinvegas
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 16:24:19

    Will you continue to call him 7 here? We might get confused if you start calling him 8, being a new kid or something.


  9. Kitten Thunder's Girl
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 18:55:47

    I do a little happy dance – in my chair because I’m too lazy and awkward for full body dancing – whenever I see a title that starts “Conversations with…”


  10. joannerambling
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 00:35:12

    Well I hope 7 or should that read 8 has a happy birthday……………… these conversations children have the funniest conversations……….in my opinion


  11. Nelson - One Old Sage
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 13:32:03

    Smart lad! Spelling is always a better choice. 🙂


  12. Valentine Logar
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 14:38:39

    It is the beginning, soon he will be asking questions that will send you running for cover. It will be okay though, think of it this way; at least he is still asking you.

    Congratulations on getting this far!


  13. flyingplatypi
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 18:04:22

    Wait… WAS there a note in there?!? Because I’ve been drinking it wrong all these years!!!




  14. Go Jules Go
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 15:54:07

    The Columbus line is stand-up material waiting to happen! MAN!

    And he is SO right about the brothers on The Voice! Happy belated birthday, #7+1 (sorry, I never was good at math)!


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 28, 2013 @ 11:46:19

      I was never good with math, either, but I can at least count to 8! :p

      He thought he was quite humorous as well. He’s gonna get a big head. Well . . . bigger. 😉


  15. Vesta Vayne
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 17:02:49

    I love your convo with the kiddo posts!

    So, all a guy has to do is turn his hat to the side to become a man, huh? 🙂


  16. PinotNinja
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 19:56:33

    Happy birthday little dude! As someone who lives in the land of the manatees, I am going to refer to them as “some ugly looking mermaids” from this day forward because that is the most accurate name for them I have ever heard. That kid is awesome!


  17. about100percent
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 11:32:27

    Hilarious! Happy birthday to your 8!


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