I swear that’s not what his birth certificate says

by DaniGirl on April 4, 2008 · 17 comments

in Ah, me boys, Simon

I’m feeding Lucas and Tristan is in the kitchen colouring, out of sight but not earshot around the corner. Simon is engaged in some sort of imaginary play that involves a lot of talking. I can hear him stumbling over an idea.

Simon: Mommy!

Me: Yes, Simon?

Simon: What’s my second name?

Me: Francis.

Simon: No, my other second name.

I tell him his hyphenated surname. The boys get the order of their names confused, and Tristan will often say his first name, his surname and then his middle name.

Simon, obviously frustrated: No, no, my other name.

I’m still puzzling this one out when Tristan calls from the kitchen. “You mean numbskull?”

Simon, pleased: Yeah, numbskull. Thanks, Tristan!

And off he goes to play.

I swear, it wasn’t me. I have no idea where he got this one from (looks pointedly at Beloved) but I can honestly say this one wasn’t my doing…

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kgirl April 4, 2008 at 6:34 pm

great stuff.
Bee thinks that her surname begins with ‘The.’

2 Theresa April 4, 2008 at 6:41 pm

I love it!

3 Reluctant Housewife April 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Too funny. And he’s embraced it so well too.

4 Shauna April 4, 2008 at 7:05 pm

That’s hilarious! What a great story to tell him when he’s older.

5 Madeleine April 4, 2008 at 8:03 pm

I’d be giving the older brother pointed looks, I think.

6 valerie April 4, 2008 at 8:36 pm

LOL – in our house it’s goofus or goofball. Definitely one to bring out at his wedding. πŸ˜‰
(captcha says he’ll marry someone named Heidi) πŸ™‚

7 SC April 5, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Love it, love it, love it!!!

8 daysgoby April 5, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Hee, hee…that’s GREAT!

9 Mimi and Pipi April 6, 2008 at 12:19 pm

AHHHHH!! the innocence of youth,Way to go Boys! Gotta love ‘um and we do.

10 baby boy April 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Ahhh very funny.

11 alison April 7, 2008 at 9:28 am

That’s priceless.

12 MommyJ April 7, 2008 at 9:43 am

Oh, so funny! I found your blog… I don’t know how… a series of random clicks. I’m glad I did though, you tell a great story!

13 trixie April 7, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Well, that “numb skull” will serve him well when you knock him off zipline at the playground… heheh…

14 Cait April 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm


15 suze April 7, 2008 at 2:53 pm

oh, too cute.

16 Karen MEG April 7, 2008 at 6:31 pm

OMG, that was so cute

17 Kathryn April 8, 2008 at 9:17 am

Said in the most loving way possible, I’m sure. πŸ˜‰
That is too cute!

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