Wednesday, January 12, 2011

charlay & sullvi

what or who is charlay & sulvi? i will get to that shortly.
we have an 11 yr old boy (who i will call "D" for the sake of clarity & privacy) staying at our house this week because his family is dealing with a family emergency and are out of town. josey thinks it's a party every night with D here. they are having fun and i'm learning what it would be like to have another boy in the house. it's kind of fun. i've learned that 11 yr old boys are the most entertaining people. i've laughed more these past few days than i have in a long time...mostly chuckling to myself than at them...gotta spare their dignity; 11 yr old boys' self-images are fairly fragile at times. at least in my experience with one.
i've also learned that other families do things differently than ours (gasp). just this morning we had a mystery to deal with. i opened the bathroom medicine cabinet and discovered that the toothpaste was missing. since D was the only other person alive at that time of morning, i naturally asked him if he knew where it was. "no, i don't" was the answer. i asked if in his tired state he may have mistakenly put it in his clothing bag (i didn't want to make him think i thought he was stealing our toothpaste for goodness sakes!), so he looked (as well as a boy looks for something) and no it wasn't there. in our noisy search of the mysterious disappearing toothpaste, josey was awakened (poor thing) so i asked him if he knew what happened to the missing toothpaste. "uuuhhh, no" was the groggy reply. he laid back down and fell back to sleep (wish i could do that). well, i had a trial size toothpaste handy, so i just used that. wasn't the same, let me tell you. but it got the ol' chompers clean.
we continued on with our morning routines (as best as one can with an extra boy in the house and only one bathroom) and D headed off to catch the bus. i didn't want to search josey's room and wake him, so i waited til he got up before i went on a toothpaste hunt. i looked in the clothing bag that was searched earlier (i use the term "search" loosely) and D was correct, it was not there. the next reasonable place was the bathroom (should have been the ONLY reasonable place, but we're talking about boys here) and for some reason unknown to me, i looked in the tub. all i can say is that it could only have been God whispering in my ear "check the tub" because that is exactly where it was. along with D's toothbrush. josey and i laughed because D had brushed his teeth in the shower, which is something that is definitely not practiced in our home. not that i am opposed to it, and maybe it's a guy thing, but it's just something this mom doesn't fully understand. well anyway, i learned that other families just do things differently than we do and that is perfectly OK.
OK, so now onto charlay & sullvi....
as i said, we have an extra 11 yr old boy at our house this week. maybe this is the only explanation that is needed, but then again, maybe not. when D arrived with all his bags of goodies for the week, he realized he had forgotten a very important item needed for Wed night church, so before heading to church this evening, we swung by his house so we could pick it up. on the way the two 11 yr olds in the back seat starting talking in a foreign language...or so i thought at first. the first thing i said was "WHAT?!" they just kept on, and it took several minutes before i realized that they were actually having a conversation and not just talking jibberish and pretending to reply. during the course of this "conversation" i realized that josey was being called "charlay" and D was being called "sullvi" (or what i THOUGHT was sullvi). all i can say to describe how they were talking was to call it (and forgive me if i offend anyone) "uneducated" and "forrest-gumpy". after several attempts at trying to understand what josey was actually saying, josey had to tell my non-11-yr-old ears...in his normal voice, mind you...that his name was "charlie" and D is "sullivan". after i realized what they were saying i was able to laugh at some of their antics. not to say that they weren't funny before, it's just that i was just spending the whole time trying to understand what they were actually saying. i thought i would try to be "funny" (again, using the term loosely) when josey asked my name, i said it was "yo mama" to which he replied "are you from the city or sumptin?" needless to say, it was a poor attempt on my part at trying to fit into an 11-yr-old's world. the funniest part was when they were looking at D's new Bible and "charlay" asked what it said. sullvi's reply was "and" (or what i thought was "and"). i asked "and what?" charlay's reply was "just and" like i knew what he was talking about. i asked "are you saying and, or an? or n?" they both said in unison "yes." i asked how they spelled it. charlay's said matter of factly "you don't spell it, it just is." Oooookaaaayyyy! i got nowhere, but it was pretty funny that they knew exactly what they were talking about as if it was a perfectly normal conversation to be having on the way to church. as D was going into his house to get the forgotten item, charlay says "hurry back, i'll be reading all the 'ans" when you're gone!" of course this was all said in a forrest-gumpy, un-educated accent. i just LOL. and then they talked about being punished with a flu shot because i mentioned something about stopping to get one at Walgreens when we passed by. it was all just too funny...guess you had to be there.
we are really enjoying having D at our house, by the way. makes me want to adopt someone....maybe even another 11 yr old boy :0)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

charlay & sullvi

what or who is charlay & sulvi? i will get to that shortly.
we have an 11 yr old boy (who i will call "D" for the sake of clarity & privacy) staying at our house this week because his family is dealing with a family emergency and are out of town. josey thinks it's a party every night with D here. they are having fun and i'm learning what it would be like to have another boy in the house. it's kind of fun. i've learned that 11 yr old boys are the most entertaining people. i've laughed more these past few days than i have in a long time...mostly chuckling to myself than at them...gotta spare their dignity; 11 yr old boys' self-images are fairly fragile at times. at least in my experience with one.
i've also learned that other families do things differently than ours (gasp). just this morning we had a mystery to deal with. i opened the bathroom medicine cabinet and discovered that the toothpaste was missing. since D was the only other person alive at that time of morning, i naturally asked him if he knew where it was. "no, i don't" was the answer. i asked if in his tired state he may have mistakenly put it in his clothing bag (i didn't want to make him think i thought he was stealing our toothpaste for goodness sakes!), so he looked (as well as a boy looks for something) and no it wasn't there. in our noisy search of the mysterious disappearing toothpaste, josey was awakened (poor thing) so i asked him if he knew what happened to the missing toothpaste. "uuuhhh, no" was the groggy reply. he laid back down and fell back to sleep (wish i could do that). well, i had a trial size toothpaste handy, so i just used that. wasn't the same, let me tell you. but it got the ol' chompers clean.
we continued on with our morning routines (as best as one can with an extra boy in the house and only one bathroom) and D headed off to catch the bus. i didn't want to search josey's room and wake him, so i waited til he got up before i went on a toothpaste hunt. i looked in the clothing bag that was searched earlier (i use the term "search" loosely) and D was correct, it was not there. the next reasonable place was the bathroom (should have been the ONLY reasonable place, but we're talking about boys here) and for some reason unknown to me, i looked in the tub. all i can say is that it could only have been God whispering in my ear "check the tub" because that is exactly where it was. along with D's toothbrush. josey and i laughed because D had brushed his teeth in the shower, which is something that is definitely not practiced in our home. not that i am opposed to it, and maybe it's a guy thing, but it's just something this mom doesn't fully understand. well anyway, i learned that other families just do things differently than we do and that is perfectly OK.
OK, so now onto charlay & sullvi....
as i said, we have an extra 11 yr old boy at our house this week. maybe this is the only explanation that is needed, but then again, maybe not. when D arrived with all his bags of goodies for the week, he realized he had forgotten a very important item needed for Wed night church, so before heading to church this evening, we swung by his house so we could pick it up. on the way the two 11 yr olds in the back seat starting talking in a foreign language...or so i thought at first. the first thing i said was "WHAT?!" they just kept on, and it took several minutes before i realized that they were actually having a conversation and not just talking jibberish and pretending to reply. during the course of this "conversation" i realized that josey was being called "charlay" and D was being called "sullvi" (or what i THOUGHT was sullvi). all i can say to describe how they were talking was to call it (and forgive me if i offend anyone) "uneducated" and "forrest-gumpy". after several attempts at trying to understand what josey was actually saying, josey had to tell my non-11-yr-old ears...in his normal voice, mind you...that his name was "charlie" and D is "sullivan". after i realized what they were saying i was able to laugh at some of their antics. not to say that they weren't funny before, it's just that i was just spending the whole time trying to understand what they were actually saying. i thought i would try to be "funny" (again, using the term loosely) when josey asked my name, i said it was "yo mama" to which he replied "are you from the city or sumptin?" needless to say, it was a poor attempt on my part at trying to fit into an 11-yr-old's world. the funniest part was when they were looking at D's new Bible and "charlay" asked what it said. sullvi's reply was "and" (or what i thought was "and"). i asked "and what?" charlay's reply was "just and" like i knew what he was talking about. i asked "are you saying and, or an? or n?" they both said in unison "yes." i asked how they spelled it. charlay's said matter of factly "you don't spell it, it just is." Oooookaaaayyyy! i got nowhere, but it was pretty funny that they knew exactly what they were talking about as if it was a perfectly normal conversation to be having on the way to church. as D was going into his house to get the forgotten item, charlay says "hurry back, i'll be reading all the 'ans" when you're gone!" of course this was all said in a forrest-gumpy, un-educated accent. i just LOL. and then they talked about being punished with a flu shot because i mentioned something about stopping to get one at Walgreens when we passed by. it was all just too funny...guess you had to be there.
we are really enjoying having D at our house, by the way. makes me want to adopt someone....maybe even another 11 yr old boy :0)

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