Stuff Nicholas Says, Vol. 4


On self expression

“Oh, no, mama. This is exactly what I want to wear. I look fantastic.”


On outerwear

“Mama! MAAAAMAAAA! Mama. Mama? Mama! You know how I was outside playing for a really long time? I just saw that I’m not wearing any pants! IS THAT SO CRAZY?!”


On productivity

“I’m not wearing any socks in my cowboy boots. I wanted getting dressed to go fast.”


On homework

“I can’t handle kindergarten! The letter Y is impossible.”


On kickball

“Mikey, you know that boy in 1st grade that looks like Danny in kindergarten but isn’t Danny in kindergarten because he is the boy in 1st grade? He kicks like thunder.

25 Responses to “Stuff Nicholas Says, Vol. 4”
  1. Oh that no pants one was just too darling. I love little boys!

    • Jules says:

      I saw him outside (in the backyard) playing and wondered why he was in his underwear. I just figured he was being Nicholas. Little did I know he had NO CLUE he was only wear underwear.

  2. Hazel says:

    My son would have thought that outfit looked pretty cool at that age!

    It was about that time that he needed to put trousers on with no underwear- possibly he’d been paddling in his pants (underwear- British!) and they’d got wet, but whatever the reason he was not happy about it.
    I reassured him and said he could just go commando.
    “But I don’t WANT to be a tomato!!”
    Nearly 10 years later, it’s still ‘going tomato’ in our house.

  3. Shelley says:

    I’m thinking this kid has a creative streak. No idea why, and I’m certainly no expert; he just seems to think in more than one dimension.

    • Jules says:

      He is really good with numbers. Memorizing them, adding/subtracting, etc. Since I happen to think people who can think with numbers are exceptionally creative, I think you’re right. :)

  4. A way with words must be a genetic thing…:-)

  5. Heather says:

    Your boys are precious. Thanks for sharing. I’d love to see a 1st grader kick like thunder!

  6. Susan G says:

    He DOES look fantastic!

  7. annie says:

    He is awesome and the outfit is fantastic. The comment about pants, too, little boys are, in my experience, pants-optional creatures.

  8. Jasi says:

    lol the last one is my favorite. and the picture. my boy is like that, with very practical outfits built for speed. ;)

    • Jules says:

      That outfit he is wearing was for playing football. He came rushing out the door screaming, “I’m ready! I’m ready!” and joined my stunned husband and Mikey.

  9. Courtney says:

    “Kicks like thunder” is going to make me chuckle all day!

  10. Jessica says:

    Too funny! Thanks for sharing the laughs. :)

  11. Ari says:

    That last one made me laugh out loud. Love it!

  12. Jules says:

    Thanks, Ari and Jessica!

  13. Carey says:

    LOL! “he kicks like thunder” – that’s so awesome. If they aren’t writing their own stories- they should be! :)

  14. On second thought…..maybe I’ll arrange for K and NICO to get married.

    Hmmmm…..Tough choice.

  15. Zakary says:

    Nico and Troy would be such good friends.

  16. Amy says:

    Love those boys of yours!

    “Kicks like thunder” . . . so literary! And “the letter Y is impossible,” LOVE! Now that he mentions it, it could also be applied to the question why. It’s a question I’ve mulled on more than one occasion the last couple years. Now I’m just gonna say, “the letter Y is impossible,” roll my eyes, and move on . . .

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