He Gets it Naturally

posted by Momo Fali on June 19, 2009

My daughter and son recently stayed at my mom’s house for the night and she treated them to dinner at a local restaurant.

The three of them were seated in a booth directly next to two men. My mom said that one of guys looked very disheveled, and the other had a beard down to his waist.

As much as my mom told him not to, my seven year old son could not stop staring. Finally, one of the men started to talk to my boy.

And, because my mom knows my son’s history, she quickly turned to the bearded man and said, “You probably shouldn’t ask him any questions. He’s very honest.”

Nice, Mom. Now we know where my son learned how to be so subtle.


  • melissa

    i think a booger just went flying from my nose when i snorted.

  • Melisa with one S

    I love that story. 🙂

  • surprised mom

    I am sitting over here laughing hysterically and my youngest is looking at me. This was great and so was the backstory on your son's history.
    Happy Father's Day to Mr. Fali and to all the dad's in your life!

  • Kori

    HA HA HA, too funny.

  • BusyDad

    Perfectly executed pre-emptive strike. hahaha! Now I see where your kid gets it.

  • Jaina

    Lol. Well they can't say she didn't warn them.

  • Maureen

    Ah yes. Young children and older adults. Both ages where people don't have a care about what they say out loud…. 😉

  • AlisonH

    I love it.

  • Deb


  • Jason

    Why be subtle when you can be outright 🙂

  • Tom

    That was probably the most tactful expression of bluntness I think I've ever come across. Brilliant!

  • Tara R.

    I love when grandparents pass on family heritage to their grandchildren. That's priceless.

  • Marinka

    Fantastic! And also perfect.

  • Mrs4444

    Hilarious. I love it. Hey, to return the favor (the smile), I must point you to today's video at my blog. (Guaranteed for a laugh.)

  • Oscar

    I don't know about you, but I love when kids do that. LOL

  • the planet of janet

    bah. why be subtle? it's so unproductive!

  • Heather

    I love him because he ISN'T subtle. Who wants to be subtle? At least he's interesting 😉

  • meleah rebeccah

    hilarious. And now we know FOR SURE where he gets it from!

  • Laski

    Eh, subtlety is way overrated.

  • Kat

    Well he is… 😉

  • Devri

    That is too funny!

    hey, go enter my giveaway for a chance to win a apple ipod touch!


  • Single Parent Dad

    Well, thing is, how long until you start doing the same thing?

  • James (SeattleDad)

    Too funny. It only takes one or two times though where you as a kid say something 'honest' to someone and realize that it makes them feel bad. Unfortunate that it happens, but for me as a kid it was a big lesson.

  • mrsmouthy

    Classic. Sounds like your mom might be a little overly honest, too.

  • BeautifulWreck

    LOL… that is funny, as is the cable guy story.

  • Aunt Juicebox

    Sounds like MY mom.

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