So, I may have mentioned on this blog or the other one that, over the past couple of days, we’ve been watching old home movies of the boys when they were really little. In watching some footage yesterday, I made a funny discovery.

Background information first: The fifteen-year-old has a REALLY annoying habit: if he has some food that he wants you to try and you don’t want to try it, he pushes and pushes and pushes until you (I mean, until Jim and I!) get sort of pissed off at his intensity.

For example, here is a snippet of a conversation surrounding, oh, let’s say some kind of super-sour candy:

Him: This is good, and really, really sour! You should try it.

Me: I don’t want to try it. You know that Sour Patch Kids are about as sour as I like my candy. Those are too sour.

Him: Come on, you know you want to try it.

Me: No, I think I DON’T want to try it, and I just told you that, so just drop it.

Him: COME ON! It’s good! Just try it!

I could go further, but I think you get the idea.


Onward with the story. So we were watching these videos yesterday, and we watched the footage of us having cake for the younger boy’s second birthday at my parents’ house. The older one was about 4 1/2. I am the one behind the camera.

The older one (remember, age 4 1/2) is eating ice cream, and here’s how it goes.

Me: Is it good?

Him: Yeah, this ikes-scream (that’s how he said it) is real good. You should try it!

Me: I’m busy right now. Maybe in a little bit.

Him: Come one, try it!

Me: I will, later.

Him: Well, how about you try it RIGHT NOW?

I had the biggest laugh of the week. How funny is that?

Makes me wonder what other childhood qualities are going to rear their ugly head…