Monday, March 3, 2008

The Small Cowboy

I am at the elementary school.

I have just finished my Friday morning voluteering in my son's classroom - stuffing the Friday folders.

I see my son and call him over to say good-bye. He is wearing a black cowboy hat, jeans and a pink cowboy shirt - as it is Western Day at school - he looks A-dorable.

I hug him and he lets me.

I leave and as I am walking down the hallway and about six classrooms away from my son's classroom, I hear footsteps running up behind me and my son saying, "Mom, Mom ..."

I turn in his direction.

He is a bit out of breath and he says, "Can I ... (*fake panting*) Can I ... have someone spend the night ....... (*pant, pant*) next .... weekend?"

I put my hands on my hips and looking into the eyes of the cowboy in front of me, I say, in a loud whishper "I know you didn't just come running out here from your class .... to ask me if you can have someone spend the night ---- NEXT WEEKEND!"

"I asked my teacher if I could come tell you something - she said it was okay," he's shuffling in his cowboy boots and fidgeting.

"Yes, but she didn't know you were going to ask me this. You have a camping trip this weekend - next weekend is 7 days away - we'll talk about it later. Now ... get back to class," I push him along and turn to go on my way.

Before I turn the corner, I hear, "Mom, Mom ..." in a loud whisper, and I look back.


He is standing in the middle of the hallway, turning on his cowboy boot heels and he says, "Thank- ya Ma'am," in a thick Texas drawl and then he reaches up to the front of his hat, grabs the brim between his fingers and tips it at me - like he's John Wayne talking to Miss Daisy in front of the Wild Rose Saloon.

A teacher, walking up behind my theatrical son, sees this Gun Smoke reinactment and she laughs.

I laugh.

The small cowboy bows his head, moves out of the way of the two ladies, turns and shuffles across the dusty road (*hallway*) back into the saloon (*his classroom*).


On the upside ... So, if all goes according to the cowboy's plan -- there will be a showdown (*sleep-over*) the following weekend. That is ... if he can convince Miss Daisy to prepare a room for one of his buddies. Miss Daisy never could resist the small cowboy - he most likely ... will have his way (*cue sun to set dramatically in the Western sky*).

61 comments:

Holly said...

Too utterly adorable!

Karen said...

I've been smitten! He melted my heart! I don't know how you could ever say NO to that boy.

Hillary said...

oh how cute!

Matchbox Mom said...

haha! Thanks for the giggle!! He's sure a one of a kind cowboy! What a doll!

MamaGeek said...

Man he looks JUST like you! That cowboy is already cute.

Sue said...

Awww, what a cutie!

Angela said...

Quite a special cowboy he is.
With a goodbye like that I don't know how you can resist

Are You Serious! said...

♥ SOOO cute! I love a good southern DRAWL!!! :)

Melissa said...

Will you adopt me? I want to be a part of your lovely family!! :)

Rachel said...

I love Texas!
Kellan, he is just too precious! His hair is gorgeous and I love the winter hat!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Shucks, he is mighty cute!

Dawn said...

What a great kid, he's so cute!

Becky said...

Charmin' Billy, I'm telling you! He's gonna have girls flocking to him when he gets older (well, he probably already does...but you know what I mean).

JCK said...

Adorable. How can you ever say "NO" to this cowboy?

bermudabluez said...

Absolutely precious!!! He is such a cute kid!!

Jacki said...

Man, you are gonna be fighting off the girls in a few years! How adorable.

kim-d said...

Oh my gosh, Kellan Renee, how do you stop yourself from hugging him everytime you look at him? First of all, I love that he let you hug him; that shows self-confidence and security way beyond his years. Second, he MUST have his way. Really, just look at him...!! Awww :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Your son is the identical twin of the kiddo who lives across the street from us. Seriosuly, identical. I may have to get a pic of Ryan and send it to you so you can see for yourself!

It's freaky!

Hallie

Jen said...

That Little Billy, he sure is a charming cowboy! I have the feeling it will be hard for all the cowgirls to resist him. Are you ready for the line at your doorway, "Maam"?

Amanda said...

He sounds so cute!

Sniz said...

What a lady-killer he's going to be. Watch out, gals!

Anonymous said...

Awwwh....he is SO adorable! What a great little cowboy you have there!

Katrina said...

Adorable! Have a good one, Kellan.

OHmommy said...

Awwwww.... cutie pootie!

Kelly said...

That was too cute....how could you say no to that??

tommie said...

Who could resist that face in that hat! I would be letting him too.

Eagles' Wings said...

The cute and funny things they do!!!

Kami said...

What a ham!

truth said...

Cowboys are the cutest things and steal your heart in one tip of the hat.

jennifer h said...

I've just figured out who Cupid really is. I'm not surprised he turned out to be a cowboy.

This was great! The girls don't stand a chance.

Patti said...

There is NO WAY on earth you could resist such adorableness!!!

sting said...

lil Billy is so adorable :-) and that 1st picture of him is a gem!

Laurie M. said...

He is so sweet. How can you ever say no to that little guy?

Kathryn said...

That Little Billy is going to be a heartbreaker! What a sweetie! And so cute!!!!

Tammy said...

You sure are going to be fighting off the girls soon. :)

lisa said...

Billy "the Kid" is a heartbreaker.

the dragonfly said...

Aww...he is precious!! I'd have a hard time saying no to him too. :)

Janice said...

I loved it, as always. He is so stinking cute with that cowboy hat on. The picture of him tipping the hat down, priceless. That needs to be blown up or something, I mean blown up to be framed and put on the wall, it is that cute.

Barrie said...

I think you should serve Southern food at the sleepover!

Toni said...

It is hard to resist a man in a cowboy hat, I hear....even if they're still a boy. (:

justabeachkat said...

I don't think I could say no to that cowboy either. He's adorable.

Hugs!
Kat

Heather said...

I don't think I could every say no to that face.

Joanna said...

Man you won't be able to call him Little Billy for much longer.

Valarie said...

So stinkin' adorable! What girl can resist a cute little cowboy??

amanda said...

how sweet is he??

can't wait to come back for more!

thanks for stopping by my world and for the comment love!

Jennifer said...

He knows how to charm his mama! What a sweetie.

My son had his first sleepover (two friends to our house) last weekend and it was surprisingly fun for everyone. ;)

Deb in OPKS said...

I love how they ask you for something 2 weeks away. I don't even know what I'm going to do in the next 2 hours, much less, 2 weeks from now!

He's a clever thing, isn't he?

Leah said...

How adorable is he???

We're not quite to the sleepover days at our house, but I'm sure they're coming SOON!

multipleblessings said...

Love his hat! ... My boys have only ever had the el-cheapo $3.00 Wal*Mart cowboy hats. *lol*

He sounds like too much fun! :D

Julie

carrie said...

OH, he is too cute!

And kudos to him for thinking ahead. Mine never think that far in advance! :)

tricki_nicki said...

Oh yeah, he's a cutie all right. You're in for it girlfriend.

The Boyds Family said...

Kellan, That's a good lookin' cowboy you've got there...Have fun at the showdown.

Ashlee said...

So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Pam said...

I just love reading about your family!

Amy said...

What a cute kid!

Anna said...

He's gonna be a heartbreaker one day! ;-)

Amy said...

so sweet. yes. so sweet!

Rachel said...

Your son is so handsome!!

joan said...

Your boy child is so cute. Love his hat! And Kellan I read all of your Q & A last night. My hubby kept buggin me to turn off the lights and go to sleep but I told him I was reading your blog. He just thought I was nuts. LOL But it was interesting and I loved getting to know you better. Take care.

Bren said...

He is adorable in that hat. Of course, you can't resist him!

Amy said...

How could you resist him? He is just so cute!

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