Cub Scout season is here again. As the Cub Scout den leader, that means weekly activities to plan, the responsibility to motivate and advance my boys, and lots of opportunities for blog humor.
I was sitting at a very short round table tonight with three 8 year old boys. One of the boys recently had a birthday and has just joined our den. We started off the evening decorating their bead totems (they can earn several beads of various colors every week depending on what they do that night and during the previous week). Since I didn’t have a totem to decorate, I sat back and listened.
If you have ever thought that girls talk more than boys….you haven’t spent enough time around 8 year old boys. I could hardly keep myself from laughing. What’s funny is these boys jumped around from topic to topic just as much (and with as little transition) as it seems.
To start off this part of the boys’ conversation, I have to set the stage. The marker set that they were using had some scented ones in it. They were smelling all of the markers and sticking them in my face for me to get the full effect (the full effect of a green and orange nose? A green and orange nose that smells like minty citrus. Yum.)
One of the boys smelled the black marker and said, “Ooh! Vanilla!”
“No, the black one smells like marshmallows.”
Me: “Actually, boys, I think the black marker is supposed to be licorice.”
“Well, at my school they say that black is marshmallow…..Someone in North Carolina made my nose bleed.”
“Somebody kicked my bum. And then he said the other word for bum, plus cheeks.”
“Can I be the denner this week?”
“Ooh! What’s the den-ter? Can I be the den-ter?”
“No, I asked if I could be the denner……Oh! I am feeling so lazy.”
“My brain is fried because of too much DS.”
“Me too. I wish I could play my DS all the time, but I’m only allowed on the weekends and after homework and stuff.”
“I don’t have a DS.”
“You don’t have a DS??”
“You don’t have a DS?!”
“I’m a fast draw-er when I rush.”
“I like to cry day and night like a little baby. You know why? Cuz I don’t like myself.”
“What? I’m not going to poop in my hands?”
“That’s not what I said.”
And so it went on and on. That was just the 5 minutes that I transcribed. I could see quickly that it was going to be a perfect night for capturing a conversation….especially since one of MamaKat’s writing prompts this week was to transcribe a recent conversation. Please excuse my lack of pictures and buttons. I am writing this on CandyMan’s laptop.
I’ll leave you with this funny little fact. After typing out the entire conversation between 3 boys, I discovered that my son said only two things….2 lines during the entire transcription. Any guesses as to which two lines were his?
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