Just when you think they've got it all figured out
I got home from my trip yesterday and meandered into the living room, where I spotted a giant child sprawled on the couch, big old feet hanging off the end. I assumed it was my oldest, as she's our giant kid. In fact, it was my son. My 12 year old son, who is apparently hitting some sort of growth spurt because suddenly he's growing like a weed.
WHAT THE HAY, GIANT KID?
Anyway, he's a smart kid, well-spoken and for the most part, intelligent. Which brings me to this morning, when he presented himself at the front door for our trip to school, and I noticed two, perfectly circular marks on either side of his mouth.
In a time-honored mom move, I licked my thumb and attempted to wipe off the offending circles. Oh no. Oh no he didn't.
"What did you do?" I asked him. He disavowed any knowledge of any circles or action that would cause them to be appear on his face.
"Did you create suction on a water bottle and then stick it to your cheeks? DID YOU?" I was getting a big hysterical at this point, because my kid basically bruised his face into a creepy rag-doll grimace.
I pawed through my luggage and unearthed the giant tube of Arnica that the nice people at Boiron were handing out at Blogalicious, and slathered his cheeks with goo.
"Mom, I think it looks kind of cool." said my son, while I scowled at him.
"No, it doesn't ,and don't ever do it again. What are you? Four? You know better."
I dropped them at school and now I'm dying to know what happened at school. I'm hoping he wasn't mocked, but at the same time, I'm ALSO hoping he doesn't start a trend.