Mr. T goes to camp

23 Jul

Mr. T’s been at scout camp all week.  It’s been strange around here without him.  I’ve tried pouring on the sarcasm to try to fill the empty space he left behind, but it’s not the same and I’m not so sure my girls have appreciated my efforts.

I pity the fool who hasn't earned his Bling Badge!

Here’s a few Mr. T moments I found on a random scratch pad.

Watching tv, sitting next to Mr. T.

Me: Ew!
Chuck: What’d he do?
Me: He licked my elbow!  That’s the second time today!

Don’t worry, there hasn’t been a third time.


Dinner conversations.

Mr. T: Turtles can breathe through their butts.
DynaGirl: No, they can’t.
Mr. T: Yes, they can. Look it up!

It’s true.


I have no recollection of the context.

Mr. T, completely straight-faced: I’m pretty good at lying. The only reason you didn’t believe me was because what I said was ridiculous. But my voice and facial expressions gave nothing away.

He’s an excellent liar (in a mostly harmless/ha-fooled you! way), which is why I now question everything that comes out of his mouth. Everything.


9 Responses to “Mr. T goes to camp”

  1. Susan M July 23, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    That’s so awesome. I’m always saying completely stupid things perfectly seriously to see if I can fool people into thinking I’m really that dumb. Daniel knows it and thinks it’s funny–especially if I can get him with it. Elijah hasn’t caught on, though, he just thinks I’m not funny at all. And really stupid, apparently.

  2. madhousewife July 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    None of my kids is a good liar (yet–their dad’s genes may prevail at any time). For that I am grateful (so far).

  3. foo4luv July 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    Who licked your elbow? Did you get a dog?

    • Shazbraz July 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

      Susan, that’s hilarious.

      My boys are at scout camp this week too. It has been peaceful and productive around here, which I don’t quite get. I thought that being here alone for a week with the one child that still requires a lot of hands on care and no brother-backup would result in a very opposite result. Hm.

      • Susan M July 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

        Kids are different when different people are around–or aren’t around. My boys get along much better when my daughter’s not around.

  4. bythelbs July 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Susan—Yeah, I love it when people think I’m just that stupid. Usually, it’s my kids.

    Mad—Maybe it will skip a generation. Then you can look forward to pathologically lying grandchildren. 😀

    Foo—Never! These are stories about Mr. T, remember?

    Sharon—Hey, I would take productivity whatever the circumstances. Just embrace the moment.

    Susan—Now that you mention it, there has been less arguing this week. Hmm.

  5. Julie A July 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    That picture makes my day.

  6. Flipflopmama July 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    He is one funny kid. And that picture totally rocks.

  7. Mother of the Wild Boys July 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Bling badge! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

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