Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I See The Future

SETTING:

Books on living room floor, all open, Baby E. skimming and poring through the new picture history books on Latin American history. We'll be studying this over the summer, as well as learning more about how we came to live in this country and about Baby E's heritage. Baby E. is fascinated with the fact that he is Hispanic. [I am first generation American, and my family is from South America.] I think my exact words were, "My blood runs through your veins! My people are your people! My ancestors are within your DNA! Your future comes from your past! It is who you are and who you will be and I am you and you are me and Viva! Simon Bolivar!....", (pant pant wiping sweat from brow)......words along those lines.



"Hey, Mom, I really like these history books you got us for the summer. They're so neat and cool."

"I'm so glad you like them, Baby E. We're going to learn more about my family, and you, and how you're part of my family from South America. I love history, too."

"Yeah, like, mom, this book here? It's ultracool because there's even a picture in here of me and what I'm going to look like when I grow up..."

"Wait, what? Baby E., let me see that...what are you looking at?"

"See, right here, mom, this guy...."


Baby E excitedly walks over a copy of The Mexican Revolution, for grades 6-9., holds it up for me to see,

open to this page:




Pancho Villa, Mexican Revolutionary


"Mom? Mom? Are you laughing or crying, mom? Mom????"

95 comments:

  1. :D :D :D :D

    I love the innocence! Baby E needs to know this story, from his life, when he grows up!

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  2. Third blog I read this morning. HUUUUUUUUUUGE laugh!!! I love you guys!!!

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  3. So good to know you're teaching him to have high aspirations. Live large Baby E, live large! I can't stop laughing and that's just what I needed to get past my dread of the groinicologist appointment I'm not ready for. I'm going to fail all the tests, I just know it.

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  4. LOL! That was hilarious. I just hope the Bullets and the Huge hat are off...:)
    Have a good day!

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  5. Hey, the guy in the hat looks romantic and dashing right?

    I'm in love with Baby E.

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  6. Baby E. has some pretty lofty goals I must say. And unique, definitely unique. :)

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  7. I think Baby E would look very distinguished with a mustache!

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  8. It was the powerful and determined look on that South American face that must have looked familiar to him. Plus the desire for a bushy mustache. First arm hair then the world! Good Luck mom.

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  9. OH MY GAWD. That is the best. Seriously. Baby E is totally going to lead a revolution. And I'm so ready.

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  10. Thanks for the laugh bright and early this morning... and thanks for poppin over .

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  11. He'll be a big hit in the neighborhood as he emulates this gentleman's dress!

    Hola Baby E!

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  12. Baby E has his future planned out! You are one lucky mother!

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  13. It takes a strong man to pull off a hat like that. Live large, Baby E!

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  14. Lol, too funny! who wouldn't want that much ammo?

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  15. maybe just a little of both...
    he does look kinda cool...smiles.

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  16. LOL! I have a few tears in my eyes!! That guy...he has a lotta ammo...and a really great mustache. It's a good look! ;)

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  17. That is funny! Glad to hear your kids are interested in history.

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  18. What a gangsta! You go Baby E! That is a fabulous story.

    Still working, doll. Trying to hammer out the perfect opening sentence. I'm also having serious network troubles today, so I'm having little luck with my computer. Very sporadic. I'll let you know as soon as I've hit my home run.

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  19. LOLOL! Well, at least you're not French. He'd have picked Napoleon! LOL. We can now call him "Pancho E-a."

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  20. haha, that is so funny! Kids say the darndest :)

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  21. Dream big Baby E.! Massive amounts of ammo, thick mustache and a rockin' sombrero. What else could he want?

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  22. That is too cute :O) Baby E will look fab in the Hat!!! My oldest always wanted a hat just like that!

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  23. This is awesomely hilarious, and I really needed that laugh today. Thank you.

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  24. Everyone is right. That is LOL, rotfl, hilarious and just great Funny. Love it!

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  25. i think i would have wet myself if i was you!!

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  26. BWAHAHA!

    Love this. And a good head's up for when my kids express interest in learning about their Korean roots...

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  27. Ah, mi familia es tu familia!! What words of wisdom!!

    Baby E would look splendid in Pancho Villa's get-up..don't you think!! However, then I'm sure you would fall in the the class of the "crazy dressed homeschooling family"...Hey..it's better than a denim jumper!

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  28. Ole!!!

    Hahahaha! Having flashes of "The Three Amigos".

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  29. That is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Oh, man, that is CLASSIC! If your son will grow a mustache like Pancho's when he comes of age, I will give him two pesos.

    Love that you're using the summer to educate on family history!

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  31. I think you should get a pic with him with a mustache and the hat!

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  32. With a hat and mustache like that, he's sure to be a hit with the ladies, too. =>

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  33. The boy has dreams of greatness :-). I love it. I guess at his age that's also a very cool getup. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  34. Every family needs their own revolutionary, why not Baby E?

    Have a lovely, Empress!

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  35. At least it wasn't a picture of Juan Valdez...

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  36. I believe she was laughing so hard she was crying!

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  37. Have you ever seen the old movie Viva Zapata? It's actually a really good movie and I think Baby E would be a fan. (Pancho Villa plays a bit part.)

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  38. Baby E's so funny! That is a pretty rad hat - maybe he found next year's Halloween costume?

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  39. There are no words for how amused I am.

    There could be pictures though if you get Baby E a fake mustache and a real sombrero.

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  40. Oh just brilliant!!! I imagine those were tears of laughter running down your face.

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  41. Well at least you know what cool new jammies to get him to finally replace all those "uncool" ones he no longer likes!!

    :-D

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  42. That is very funny!!! Baby E sounds like quite a character!

    Great post!

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  43. Oh lawd...I snorted. I truly really honestly did. First snort in I don't know how many days....and its like 1:20am my time. Thankfully the fans are running and the ac attempting to work (its getting ready to shoot craps...as if there hasn't been enough crap shoot around here). I'm gonna chuckle about Poncho Villa for a long long time.... man I think this is my favorite post I've read tonight!

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  44. Daffy: My girl!! So glad we made you snort. Anything for you, sweet thing.

    Java: baby e is all that! Thanks for stopping over.

    The Mayor: the boy has major PJ envy...

    Aging Mommy: I know I don't have to tell you how hard these little ones make us laugh!

    Secret Agent: I know, I know...

    KLZ: we're working on it...gotta figure out how to do it so he doesn't know what's up.

    Life as LIbra: wouldn't it though?

    Kristen: I'm going to see if the library has that movie now. Thanks for the info.

    Jenners: he makes me pee my pants on a daily basis.

    Biblio: oh, it should've been, you're right: being Colombian and all.

    Miel: thanks for your visit. Always lovely to see your sweet face.

    Coffeypot: It was so funny, I just couldn't stop laughing and crying...

    Mary: can't wait to stop over and see what loveliness you've got in the kitchen! Tonight we made the mango chutney chicken, for 125!

    Stacia: It's so funny how he thought he would look like this just b/c he's hispanic. So funny!

    Natalie: my husband came up with something, I have to load it.

    Flying chalupa: what a thrill to have my latest crush here. Thank you!

    Lucky Dame: wasn't that funny, though..

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  45. Julie: so happy you liked it.

    Cheryl: please do, and let me know how it goes!

    Liz: you don't know how many close calls this boy puts me through.

    MOPG: I knew it was hysterical as soon as I saw the picture he brought me.

    Mommytime: the pleasure is all ours. That's what we're here for.

    Ms. Antropy: Life with him is priceless.

    Tracy..shhhh.. I do have a baby pic of him in a sombrero... thanks for reminding me to pull it out.

    Rotten Mom: isn't it funny how he thought that is what he'd look like cuz of my crazy speech?

    Crystal: I know, kids are funny, and homeschooling them just gives me more time to get to know them. Good luck with your decision.

    Blue violet: happy you liked it!

    Alisha: I'm telling you, life with boys is fantastic!

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  46. Feeling Just Right: I have to remember to back up my blogger posts every 3 wks, I don't want to lose a single post from this little guy. Good to see you, my friend!!

    PJ: Glad we started your day off right.

    Cheryl: nice that you're more relaxed for your groinacologist appt now...I have done my
    duty.


    DMB: Thanks for stopping, see you later this week. Am looking SO forward to it.

    Mr Stupid: Glad you liked it. You make me laugh so many times, too.

    Mama Remote: you know how funny kids are, they give us all our blog fodder!

    Katie: loved your post on running this week. It made me relate so well to you.

    Deborah: that's OK, I'm in love with your blog.

    hokgardner: thank you, thank you.

    Trisha: lovely to see you here.

    Joann: out of my way, people, it's mannix! How are you!! does the sunlight hurt your eyes too much?? GOOD TO SEE YOU!

    cascia: thank you!

    Alexis: awesome , we love to make people laugh.

    Brian: you're right!

    Creepy Query Girl: love to hear you say you laughed...

    Atilla: THank you!

    Mombshell: I LOVE THAT YOU"RE HERE!!! How's my girl?

    Dana: he is a laugh a minute, on everything, all the time.

    GNDGU: love that you're here. He is so very funny.

    Alex: wait, your 2 will crack you up soon enough, they take after the mother you know.

    Alicia: love seeing you here. Happy we could make you smile today.

    Bossy: I'm glad I'm writing all this down, too

    Yoga Savvy: I am blessed, so very VERY blessed. He is the icing on the cake.

    CFM: good to see you, and thank you.

    Noelle: nice to see you here, Baby E is something else, that is for sure!

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  47. I don't know if I'M crying or laughing. Or crying from laughing.

    Did Baby E get the book for his summer basket? Just kidding. There'll be no room with the pool and bike and all.

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  48. Oh no! That is too funny. The way kids see things and what they see always surprises me and usually gives me a laugh.

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  49. Hi! Thank you so much for the nice comment you left at my blog! I read your profile and I gotta say, we have a LOT in common, you and I. I look forward to reading your blog!

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  50. Oh, dear!! That was hilarious! Thanks so much for the lovely morning laugh!!

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  51. You are sooooo funny. I love E's sense of humor too. But in all seriousness it is so important to learn the family history. I'm proud of you, your highness.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  52. Thanks for visiting my blog:) I love that you have your son post on here. And your "about" story is very clever. I have two sons and make my husband and the boys clean the toilets now. I don't make the mess and I am sooo not cleaning it up!

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  53. Oh that was precious, how funny. Stopped by from SITS to say hi this morning, hope you have a wonderful day.

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  54. That is hilarious!! I love that he is so interested and excited, and this is a FABULOUS idea for your summer study!! You'll have to keep up posted with more posts about it as the summer rolls along.

    Sorry I'm late responding. I have been dragging this week...

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  55. History at it's best! We all can dream...

    Love the way he wears his bullets!

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  56. That is so funny. Kids have such a sense of humor dont they. Or was he serious?

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  57. Too funny! Don't you just love kids at that age!

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  58. absolutely positively frickin' hysterical:)

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  59. I still want to grow up to be Frida Kahlo, but seeing as how I am of german/welsh decent and don't have a lick of real artistic talent.. I don't see it happening.
    At least Little E is closer in his heritage than I will ever be!
    So adorable!

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  60. Welllll...that Pancho DID lead an exciting life. Never one for the lazy, peaceful Sunday afternoon, that one.

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  61. Well were you laughing or crying? Don't leave me hanging like that!

    Such an ambitious youngster - he's going to go places!

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  62. Oh, too funny! I can always count on a good laugh when visiting you!

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  63. Oh dear sweet Baby E. Pancho. You are too cute.

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  64. OMG--that is absolutely hysterical! And to think, he couldn't possibly get his sense of humor from you, now could he?

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  65. That is so funny, I laughed so hard when I saw that I think I woke up the hubs!

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  66. LOL! Love your blog button, Empress.

    Thanks for visiting my little ol' blog.

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  67. That is hysterical. You better invest in that mustache wax!! LOL

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  68. My kid has a dog named Pancho, an Australian Shepherd who came with the name. I can only assume he's named after Pancho Villa because he does villanous things like pick up the dachshund by her neck.

    That's funny! Remember: those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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  69. How funny, he'll need to stay out of movie theaters, with that hat (& um, the ammo)!

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  70. A real fashionista the guy in the photo there. I just get the feeling that Baby E will ultimately not go for it. I'm going to say "phew"

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  71. I feel it is so important for children to know their heritage and to be proud of who they are. You are a loving mother, keep up the awesomeness!!!! I've got my eye on you.lol ;)

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  72. Oh! I did NOT see that coming....Oh. LMAO right now.

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  73. I'm having a little fun today, going backwards through your posts :)

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  74. Ahhhhh, I LOVE finding new blogs! And LOVE finding new, smart, funny women. There can never be enough of those in the world, as far as I'm concerned. This is great. You officially have a new reader and I'm hooked.
    Keep up the good work, I love it.
    xoxo
    Jennifer
    These Are Days blog

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  75. This is so so funny! And adorable. I was not expecting that picture!

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  76. That's pretty hilarious.
    1. Baby E's comment
    2. Your South American genes rant

    And #2 is my fave.

    :)

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  77. I'm so glad I peeked into this post ... it's hilarious! With grooming tips maybe Pancho wouldn't look so XXX sans mustache, hat and battle accoutrements.

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