Some Boy

Landon, 2004

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Today as I was watching some incredibly cute video’s of little kids, I started thinking about the funny things my kids said and did when they were younger. Of course I have a long list of things since kids just can’t help but be funny, but one moment really stood out to me this afternoon.

When Landon was around 2 or 3 years old he was obsessed with my mother-in-laws lipstick. Every time we would see her he would ask if he could look at the things in her purse, but really his main goal was to find her lipstick case. He knew that her lipstick was hidden away in that little round box and it was only a matter of minutes before he’d have it out examining the shade she was wearing that day. His Mema never minded him playing with her purse or lipstick case, and occasionally he would even ask if he could try some on. On one such occasion, Mema told him that boys didn’t wear make up. Landon, being little more than a toddler wanted to know why. She told him that she didn’t know why exactly, but that lipstick was just for girls.

For some reason I chimed in and said, well, some boys wear lipstick, but it usually is just for girls.

After thinking for a minute he informed us all that he wanted to be “some boy” then!

He always was a funny kid, and I thought his comeback was pretty good considering how young he was! We all got a good laugh out of that one, and since he was happy to be “some boy” he held out hope that one day his Mema would let him wear some of her lipstick.

Mema never did change her mind, and now Landon only worries that she’ll leave lipstick on his cheek when she gives him a hello smooch.

Comments

Amanda said…
Such a cute picture and such a cute story :-) My boys call Chapstick their lipstick.

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