And It Shook When He Laughed Like a Bowl Full of Jelly

posted by Momo Fali on November 30, 2007

We had a guy here to fix our cable this afternoon. My son took one look at him and said, “You look like Santa!”

The unsuspecting man, who doesn’t know my shockingly honest sweet child, replied, “Why? Is it because of my beard?”

My son answered, “No. It’s your big, round belly”.


  • Chuck (

    Oh, that’s great! How did the cable guy take it?

  • Misty

    oh kids…

  • Momo Fali

    He took it pretty well. Of course a little while later, my son told him he was “stinky”, and that went over like a lead balloon. (That would be the 2nd time my son has called a repairman stinky. Next time I’m going to tell him to play in his room!)

  • meleah rebeccah

    I love when kids just state the obvious. They say the things we THINK outloud!

  • suchsimplepleasures

    Hilarious! when my son was around 2.5, we went to a family restaurant for dinner. sitting at a table by us, there was this gross looking man with a beard and an eye patch. really dirty looking…so was his wife. my son walks up to him, gives him the lookover and says “You’re a pirate. Pirates say arrrr” and he made a little hook gesture with his finger…like captain hook. i. was. dying.
    hey…is my blog still freezing on you?
    anyway…great post, as usual!

  • Jared

    The stinky Santa Claus repair man. Excuse me while I LOL! I can’t wait until my boy can talk!

  • Erin - ExpectingExecutive

    OMG!!! Smiling, rolling my eyes and laughing out loud all at the same time. You know that your writing is providing me a Scooby “preview” (as my son is only 2 1/2). Love it & can’t wait to hear more. Hugs! -ee

  • Joeprah

    Cute kid! Love that honesty. LOL!

  • BusyDad

    What a fine line we walk with our kids. Sometimes I know Marcus is going to say something that I’ll regret not redirecting, but at the same time, maybe the laughter I get from it (and ensuing bloggability!) will be worth the risk.

  • ~JJ!

    And THERE you have it.

    Love that kid.

  • Corey~living and loving

    gotta love the honesty of a child. πŸ™‚

  • Jill

    Maybe you should entitle this post “And It Shook When He STRANGLED MY KID Like a Bowl Full of Jelly!”

    Was his butt crack showing?

  • Melinda Zook

    That’s so cute. They make great observations, don’t they?

  • tanya25m

    πŸ™‚ That sounds like something my daughter would say!

  • Stephen

    Horror of horrors! So how many shades of red did you turn? ;D

  • Bronie

    hahaha that is so funny. while i feel your pain for the embarrassment of the moment, you gotta love kids. they truly are a well-spring of material for the blogs, aren’t they?

  • Avery Gray

    Screw the kids. That sounds like something I would say!

    No, not really. We actually had a repairman who stank to high heaven, and I didn’t say a word. My son kept asking (out of earshot, I hope) if the guy had pooped his pants. I wanted to say yes so bad! (It really did smell like he had.)

  • terancedubya

    Your son never ceases to amaze me. Christ, I wish I could have been there to hear that.

  • Rachel

    LOL! That is hysterical!
    Kids are great like that.

  • Childlife

    Oh, nooo! You have my sympathies… I have the twin of your little chatterbox at my house…

  • so grateful to be Mormon!

    hahaha that is so funny! that reminds me so much of what my (then 3 y/o) daughter said when the plumber came over. just as shocking and funny.

    thanks for commenting on my murder fiction.

    hope your night is awesome dear, kathleen πŸ™‚

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