School Boy

September 8, 2009
I think I forgot to mention that James started school a little while back. In our neck of the woods the public schools have a half-time PreK program, so James is officially taking the bus and I'm officially getting boatloads of solicitations to serve on the PTA.

I'm like, "Sure, I'll be on the PTA, but you've gotta understand that I steal t-shirts, I nurse in public, I don't do fundraising, and it wouldn't bother me one damn bit if the Captain Underpants series was a permanent part of the curriculum."

I'm not sure on this, but it seems as though the president forgot to add my name to her email list. Huh.

Anywho, James is loving school. He seems to have found his soulmate/BFF in a skinny little kid named Isaiah, and has developed an undeniable man crush on this bus driver, Rusty. And really now, who can blame the kid? James is four and Rusty DRIVES A FRIGGIN' BUS--it's a match made in heaven if I've ever seen one.

Today, when James got home from school, I said, "So how'd you do today buddy?"

And he answered with, "Mom? You know that lady with the really big body? She has a funny voice and she's always asking me questions?"

"James," I said sternly, "I sure hope you're not talking about your teacher that way."

"No Mom," he assured me, "I'm talkin' about you! You ask me too many questions."

Well goodness, I can hardly believe how much he's learned in a week!

20 comments:

MsDarkstar said...

"Mom? You know that lady with the really big body? She has a funny voice and she's always asking me questions?"

I almost had soda shoot out my nose at that one!

Bloggin Betty said...

It sounds like James is learning about quick wits and sarcasm from his mother!

Grandma said...

At least you're not "reeeealy reeeealy old" like he told me I am! James, you look great in that picture! We loved dropping you off at school this morning! xo

Katy said...

I didn't even read the post yet- but DANG- Rob and I are shocked by how much he looks like you in that pic!

Katy said...

OK- I read it. After seeing his comments for you and Mom, I'll stay away. Not sure my self esteem can handle James!

Bahston Beans said...

Snazzy new sneakers James! Shawn says hi!

chattypatra said...

He looks gorgeous. Somebody call GQ! I am very glad that he likes school. Thanks for sharing the picture. :)

Michemily said...

Does he know how funny he is?

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh. He is SO big. And ridiculously adorable. If a kid could be too cute...it'd be him!

katieo said...

what a stud. And if I were on the PTA board,you'd be on in a heartbeat. no fundraisers and captain underpants = perfection.

Jared said...

Wow! Seeing that picture is a little heartbreaking. Where did our little guy go?

X-Country2 said...

"James, where did you learn to talk like that?"
;o)

Krista said...

Love the picture!!!

Rhien Family said...

I'm with Jared- Where did James go????? This looks like a grown boy. I guess it doesn't help that I haven't seen James in YEARS.

Michelle said...

Absolutely LOVE the pic of James. He is definitely a chip of the ol' mama-block! It's so fun when they get going to school and have so much to say about the world around them!

Speaking of kids saying funny stuff...check out my latest...my Helen has quite the mouth on her (i am a *little* embarrassed to say)

RazZDoodle said...

I hope he's wearing a backpack with reflective straps. If not, his shoulders are glowing.

The Roberts' Report said...

I am LOVIN' that pose! So gay and so Lawson. I love it!

Mary said...

That picture belongs on a magazine cover - like the New England version of Dallas Child or something like that. He is indeed a beautiful child!

Kadi, John and girls said...

Love this picture :)!!!!! He looks all grown up!

Cheryl said...

James looks so cute in his back to school picture! His comments -- too funny!