A Dose of Humor – Just Cruisin’ the ‘Hood with My Kids

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can also join in by linking in your funniest moment of the week, using the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post!!

Today’s dose is brought to us by Lori, who is the principal, guidance counselor, curriculum committee chair, janitor, cafeteria lady and head instructor at the Tree Climbing Academy (current enrollment: 1 kindergarten student plus a 4 year old who audits many of the courses). In her free time she loves to crash on the couch with her hubby while watching reality TV and eating brownies. She chronicles her life as wife, mother, homeschooler and Christian at Tree Climbing Mom.

One Thing motherhood is teaching me is that I have to stop caring what other people think of me. And I’m trying, really I am. Yesterday was a big test.

Obi-Wan-da, Doc Brown and I went for a walk yesterday afternoon. There’s a cute little downtown area a couple of blocks from our house so that’s where we headed. On the way Doc Brown spotted some litter and picked it up. I wasn’t paying attention to what it was and absently said, “Good for you,” when he told me he was going to put the trash in the trash can.

But then I noticed what the trash was. Oh my.

It was an empty, but not crushed, can of Coors Lite.

My boy was so proud of himself that he was doing a good thing. So now I was faced with a couple of options. Do I:

A) Tell him to drop it on the ground thereby killing his good deed and risk being haunted by the image of a weeping Native American all day. (Please oh please understand the reference! If not, please go here before you get offended)


B) Let my son finish his mission and enjoy the feeling of doing the right thing while random strangers think that his mommy lets her 5 year old drink beer.

I opted for B because, dang it, his heart is far more important than my reputation. And then a little, old lady drives by and slows down her car to get a better look at us. Next we made the nice father dropping his little ballerina off at dance class do a double take.

I started to get the giggles and wanted to say, “You know we’re very concerned about the childhood obesity epidemic. That’s why my kids drink only lite beer.”

This post was originally published on August 6, 2008 at Tree Climbing Mom.

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