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Wednesday
Sep202006

It's raining men!

Me: "What do you want for your birthday, Henry?"

Him: "I need lots of guys."

Reader Comments (53)

Oh yes, they can never have too many "guys". We have all the Rescue Heroes, the whole Major Powers team, most of the Star Wars Force Battlers. At least he doesn't want Bionicles yet-at last count we had over 2000 pieces to make about 30 of them. TINY pieces.
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
Well? Are you out shopping for them, or what?
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlis
Henry is telling Mommy and Daddy to get busy making a sibling. Or lots of them, rather.
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKellyH
If you find a store where they have lots of guys, could you pass that info along? Because I, not having the presence of mind to ask for lots of guys for my Birthday, asked for one guy and received none. I did get a giftcard to the outlet mall, but who wants last season's picked over guys?
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersuperfantastic
Where does one shop for lots of guys? And do we have that store in Canada?
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKristine
Henry is going to make some lucky man very happy when he grows up.
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBitterSugarPixie
My four-year-old daughter told me that when she's 16, she won't sleep with guys anymore. (That's what she calls her stuffed animals.) Whew!
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterann
Hey, Alice, you know you're loved when a two-liner get you more than 30 comments. ;)
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
And now you have yet another because I can't stand the fact that I said "get" instead of "gets"!
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
That Henry! What a sage, even at the tender age of 4 he knows that THE GUY WITH THE MOST GUYS WINS!!!
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterclickmom
I also need some guys... let me know if you have any extra.
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKristin
That is so funny! He's so adorable, Alice!
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDana
Cute now, but Wait until he asks for lots of girls on his 5th birthday. :-)
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterbobbarama
Not that there's anything wrong with it.
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMom101
"Guys" is a favorite of my three year old..
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterstayathomemotherdom
Oh Henry, you SLAY me.
September 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa
Sadly, your pre-birthday conversation makes more sense than my recent one with child. A taste:ME: What do you want for your birthday?HER: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!ME: You want NO?HER: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!ME: Ok. But if the store is out of NO, then what shall I buy?HER: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!ME: I'm sorry. I didn't hear that last one over the margarita mixing.
September 22, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterandi
We have a whole bin full of guys at our house. It's called the Guy Bin.
September 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAna
I'm sure lots of 4-year old boys enjoy an "It's Raining Men" theme at their birthday parties.
September 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTwoBusy
I like what Ana said. Keeping a Guy Bin in the house is an excellent idea. Then, when one of them pisses me off, I can tear off his legs and go get a new one.

Want to come over and see my collection?
September 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMocha
Ah, to be young and in love.
September 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersweatpantsmom
That's hilarious. We called all of my daughters stuffed animals her Guys. And then, when she found "THE ONE" that would be her forever favorite, his name (to this day) is what else? Guy. And Guy has been a part of our family, traveled with us everywhere, been through the washer/dryer/sewing machine for 8 years. You can never have too many Guys.
September 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commentertracey
"Guys." Ha! I love it!

When Seek and Destroy turned five recently, of course they asked for something I couldn't possibly deliver. It's a rule.

Each of them wanted to remain at the age of four "for-EVER, Mommy."

"It's the bestest time of all...and we looooove our preschool teachers...and we never ever want to turn five and then have to leave them and go to kindergarten.. Please, please, please don't make us be five, Mommy!"

See what I mean. Impossible. They might better have asked for ponies.

Thank GOD they made the transition at long last though, boarded the big, yellow beast of a thing and skipped merrily off to school--loving every minute of it.

Already they have met lots of guys.

Henry would approve, no doubt. :-)
September 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPlanet Mom
Don't we all? He's wise beyond his years.
September 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
At least he didn't say "lots of girls."
September 25, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdorothy

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