My younger son turned seven years old earlier this week. If you read the strip or my Twitter feed, you've probably read something that came out of his fascinating little head. The strip linked to the right, for example, was a word-for-word re-write of a dialogue between his mother and him one morning. So, to celebrate my 6yo becoming a 7yo, here's some of his Greatest Hits from 2012.
My 6yo stopped the lady who manages the building where I have my studio and asked for a room of his own. She told him it would be 225. He immediately started searching his mouth for loose teeth. It occurred to me that the Tooth Fairy is the closest a 6yo has to steady income.
3:49 PM Jan 10th from web
Here's the full story as it appeared on my Facebook page... and an update:
My 6yo stopped the lady who manages the building where I have my studio and asked for a room of his own. She told him it would be 225. This morning, he pressed $2.25 into my palm and said, "When you see Susan, tell her 'it's a deal.'" I explained it was a *monthly* fee, and, after he picked himself off the ground, he started searching his mouth for loose teeth. It occurred to me that the Tooth Fairy is the closest a 6yo has to steady income.
Oh... and it also occurred to me to remind Susan to never play along with my 6yo.
He doesn't play.
He wants the space so he can start shooting movies. I gave him my old Flip Mino and he's already planned three feature films.
Aaaaand it seems as if Susan doesn't play either. She found my 6yo studio space. She's going to "rent" him the room at the end of the hall. The current tenants are moving out and she's going to put a table and chairs in there for him. He can have the space until it's rented again. She's gonna print up a lease and everything.
Update: The tenants are moving out, and my son understands that went new tenants are found, he has to vacate and "sublet" my space:
"Sure, but as soon as someone else moves out, I get that space, right...?"
A house-hunting TV show had a "quiet block w/ houses starting at $500K." My 6yo: "No wonder it's so quiet. No one can afford to live there!"
11:09 PM Jan 7th from Twitter for iPhone
From my 6yo, as he eyed a trophy on my bookshelf, "I'm glad you won that, dad. No offense, but you don't win a lot."
9:03 PM Dec 31st, 2012 from web
Which award? Why, this one, thanks for asking...
From my 6yo: "Dad... why hasn't Marvel asked you to play Tony Stark?"
1:54 PM Nov 22nd, 2012 from web
Oh good golly. The 6yo has his eye on the LEGO Star Wars Death Star for Christmas. Price tag? Nearly four-hundred smackers.
11:59 PM Nov 6th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
Update: The Death Star was just too expensive for us, but he did get the LEGO Milennium Falcon for his birthday. I gotta sell a lot more books and downloads before I can get him the Death Star!
My 6yo, lining up LEGO Star Wars figures, in battalion formation: "(Sigh.) I don't have enough Jedis. This Resistance really IS futile."
3:49 PM Oct 1th, 2012 from 14 Blocks
This one made it into the strip.My 6yo pirate on @audioboo http://t.co/2CgX4GJa
4:54 PM Aug 13th, 2012 from Audioboo
Thanks to the nice people who run the Summer Camp program at @phillyzoo -- you all went above-and-beyond for my 6yo.
8:05 PM Aug 3rd, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
My 6yo ends theater camp with a performance today. Got a nosebleed yesterday when he walked into a wall backstage with his eyes closed.
4:20 PM Jul 20th, 2012 from web
Why did he walk into a wall? In the next scene, he was playing someone who was asleep, so he had his eyes closed... "like a professional, dad..."
Swear to god. Five minutes ago. From my 6yo: "Dad. Come here! You have GOT to see this poop I made." #GuigarFrathouse
4:20 PM Jun 13th, 2012 from web
The 6yo who was proclaiming "the best day of his life" on the last day of school yesterday is sad this morning. He misses his teachers.
11:02 AM Jun 13th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
Today is the last day of school, or in my 6yo's words: "The best day of our lives!"
11:10 AM Jun 12th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
My 6yo and I are enjoying an evening together: Boston Market, Toys R Us, and Pirates/Band of Misfits.
11:08 PM May 18th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
By my 6yo: The rare Blue Recluse spider. http://t.co/9OpY4LdQ
8:45 PM May 18th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
Sent the 6yo off to school with a spritz of my cologne (as per his request). He spent the entire morning offering girls and women a sniff.
4:01 PM May 16th, 2012 from web
My 6yo told his grandma about a play that he was planning to write and produce. He told her that she could see it. "If you live that long."
3:15 PM Apr 6th, 2012 from 14 Blocks
"It's called 'Dark Ninja.' It's about a hero who has to stay in the shade." -- My 6yo, on his new comic-book series.
1:34 PM Mar 27th, 2012 from web
"I hate Spring! You know how they say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb? That lion was my friend!" - My 6yo, on March.
8:00 PM Mar 21st, 2012 from 14 Blocks
On the eve of a sleepover party he was looking forward to for weeks, my 6yo came down with a particularly nasty flu bug this weekend.
5:15 PM Feb 27th, 2012 from 14 Blocks
"They skipped the best part!" -- My 6yo, upon being awakened at the end of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 3D.
5:15 PM Feb 20th, 2012 from 14 Blocks
My 6yo, upon finishing our test drive, shook the salesman's hand, and said: "Thanks, George. I hope we can do business."
6:43 PM Jan 30th, 2012 from web
More nun chuck practice for the 6yo, and an intention to promote to purple belt for the 9yo. All in all, a good Saturday morning.
3:29 PM Jan 28th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
My 6yo insists that zombies aren't "resurrected", they're "re-elected." He's pretty convincing.
11:47 PM Jan 27th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
6yo hammer fists through a wood board. http://t.co/iLjGfnOP
3:44 PM Jan 21st, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
Oh good golly. They've armed my 6yo with a bow staff. http://t.co/jBijabM7
3:28 PM Jan 21st, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
From the 6yo: You know where I keep my family and friends? In my heart. My brain is their playground.
2:36 PM Jan 18th, 2012 from Twitter for iPhone
Here's to many more years in the playground. Happy birthday, you nutty freaking kid.