Mister Messiah

posted by Momo Fali on March 20, 2009

Because of my son’s ear tubes, I still have to help him at bath time. The last thing we need is an ear drum full of playground scum mixed with shampoo.

As I was lifting him out of the tub last night, I grabbed him with the towel and said, “Come here, Mister”.

He corrected me and replied, “I’m a Master”.

I smiled. “That’s true. You’ll be a Master for a few more years and then you’ll be a Mister, and your sister will be a Miss until she gets married.” As I handed him his pajama shirt I said, “When you get big, you’ll get married too.”

“I will?”

I brushed his hair. “You will if you want to.” Then, thinking he might give me a hint as to whether he has a crush on anyone I asked, “Who do you think you’ll marry?”

He thought for a moment then said, “I think I’ll marry my sister”.

I laughed. “You can’t marry your sister. You can’t marry me, or your Dad, or your cousins, or anyone else in our family.” I left out the part about some places in the world which still let you do that. I’m talking to you, West Virginia.

“So, since you can’t marry your sister, who do you think it will be?”

And, I will never accuse my boy of not aiming for the top because he went ever so slightly higher than his sibling when he exclaimed, “I want to marry Jesus!”


  • Single Parent Dad

    Brilliant. And that is top T-Shirt material. ‘I want to marry Jesus’ got to be something in that, plus there could be the whole, but he never returns my calls, line..

  • Melisa with one S

    Awesome. He’s got an answer for everything.

  • Angie


  • DiaperPin Up Girl

    Lofty goals for one so young.

    Way better than the million dollar man I was shooting for when I was 6.

  • Heather

    That’s funny because my nephew wants to BE Jesus. Dang Catholic schools.

    My little brother used to say he was going to marry our mom, and when he was a little older and realized he couldn’t, he said he was going to make his wife wear all our mom’s clothes after she died.

  • Always Home and Uncool

    I hope that means he wants to be a priest, otherwise the church is gonna have an issue with that one.

  • devri

    that is priceless.

  • Jaina

    Oh Momo, I just want to squeeze him all up he’s so darn cute!

  • Tom

    That’s hilarious. His future bride is going to have a lot to live up to.

  • Mark

    That was great! Put a smile on my face, thanks for sharing.

  • Captain Dumbass

    You sure he didn’t mean Jedi Master?

  • Karen MEG

    He is a master, all right. So cute!

  • Bee and Rose

    He sets his standards high! Good for him! (what a cutie!)

  • Otter Thomas

    Great answer. You have obviously done a good job teaching him who is important.

  • OHmommy

    at least your liquor bill will be low. i heard the guy can take one bottle of vino and quench the thirst of many.

    ha. he is so sweet.

  • Erin

    He is definitely shooting for the stars, isn’t he? Good for him!

  • James

    That really would be Holy matrimony.

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    Would that make him a priest or a male nun? 😉
    Very funny!

  • Tara R.

    He’s got high expectations. Funny stuff.

  • Josi

    Dang, I feel sorry for the girl he ‘settles’ for, she’s got some big shoes . . .sandals to fill.

  • Kat

    That made me laugh so hard! Oh my goodness trying to catch my breath. It reminds me of LaLa when she was 3. She had a baby doll the she carried around constantly. I asked her what the baby’s name was and she said that it was “Baby Jesus”. That doll was “Baby Jesus” for about 6 months and everyone in my family got a good giggle out of it.

  • Mrs4444

    Love, love, love this place. That was awesome. I remember telling my mom I planned to marry her (I was about 5). And I do remember Kyle smelling Kendall’s newborn self and saying, “She smells nice. I think I’ll marry her.” So sweet.

  • Rebecca Anne

    Shoot for the stars. I like that in little tikes ambitions.
    Another fantastic out of the mouth of babes moment.

  • Maureen

    Ahahaha! Lofty goals indeed!

  • the planet of janet

    he DOES have aspirations!

  • NukeDad

    Smart kid. Hope his tubes help him as much as mine are helping me.

    Oh, also; Arkansas called; they want to know why West Virginia still gets top billing even though they’ve taken first in that category 2 years running. May need to have a word with your statistician.

  • MammaDawg

    LOL – love the t-shirt idea, too!!

  • FrankandMary

    Cleopatra married her brother. Killed him too. Tsk Tsk. It is a way to keep the ~fortune~ in the family. ~Mary

  • Heather

    that’s my boy– aiming high, real high 😉

  • meleah rebeccah

    He is the cutest boy On The Planet.

  • Natalie

    love that! you’ll have to tell his future wife that she beat out jesus when he actually gets married. that should earn him some brownie points!

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