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.”

    Comments

  • 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


    lolololol.
    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. 🙂 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 🙂

  • 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.. 🙂 )

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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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