Wanna Borrow My Inhaler Honey?

posted by Momo Fali on March 9, 2008

My husband runs a half marathon every spring, and is now in training mode. Due to the 20 inch snowfall we had yesterday, he had to suck it up and run eight miles on my treadmill.

Our five year old son saw him plugging along and said to me, “Dad is running SO fast.”

I replied, “He is, isn’t he? He runs much faster than I do.”

He looked at his father again, then said, “Yeah, but his face turns purple, just like yours does.”


  • Xbox4NappyRash

    Hahaha…out of the mouths of babes…

  • Misty

    And so young, he learns the valuable life lesson: running or exerting yourself= purple face & lack of oxygen!

  • Becky

    Ha! He is so full of funny stuff to say to make us readers laugh! cute!

  • amy t sharp

    Yr son is so freaking Spot on! I love the stuff he says! I know he’s just adorable!ljogxzi

  • The MomBabe

    so long as it’s not blue and he’s still running….

  • meleah rebeccah

    its official. I am IN LOVE with your son.

  • The Immoral Matriarch

    Purple is sexy!

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    reckon that’s how prince came up with the whole purple thing?

    some dude struggling in the gym one day and the wee funky one says ‘Mmmm I’m a gonna make this look gooooood’?

  • Ashley

    I’d turn purple too. I suck at running. šŸ™‚ Actually, I think I get really white.

  • Nola

    Well, at least he didn’t say, “Well how come his face doesn’t turn purple like yours does??”

  • Lisa

    The honesty of kids šŸ™‚

  • suchsimplepleasures

    funny kid!! glad he never saw me run!! i turn red and splotchy!!

  • Kimmylyn

    What is running? hehehehe

    (running is my least fav thing in the whole world to do.. prob because I look like a chicken doin it.. šŸ™‚ )

  • Dad Speed

    I couldn’t imagine running 8 miles. I ran 6 miles once in basic training and blew out my knee. It wasn’t a very cool experience.

    I’ll just stick to 2 miles or less.

  • A Whole Lot of Nothing

    Would you mind running some for me by proxy? Just a mile or two would be good for my thighs. Thanks.

  • secret agent mama

    See, if I run I get knocked out. You know, by the girls.

  • chefmom

    He is a riot!!

  • Emma Sometimes

    YOU crack me up. I am still laughing at your comment about my post. I think I love you in a totally platonic blogger friend kind of way. I mean how could I not. You have eyeballs on your socks and your face turns pretty colors.

  • Tara R.

    BahHAHAAha… that is priceless.

  • Dette

    lol – that’s one of my favorite things about being a mother – the innocent, unfiltered truth. šŸ™‚

  • Jo Beaufoix

    When he brings home that first date, revenge will be yours. Hee hee.

  • holly

    hey!!! i’m going to do the one in october!!!

    purple face? do you know you’re allowed to breathe while you run? it is actually *helpful* – they encourage it!! you get extra points for breathing *on* other people because your healthy jogging breath is so good for them.

    i *might* have made that last bit up, i’m not sure.

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