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Jett Superior laid this on you on || September 17, 2005 || 12:54 pm

Cheerleaderboy branches out.

:: expectant mathias, september ‘05 ::

Last weekend Mathias got into the dress-up closet

:: the dress-up closet, circa ‘02 ::

to rummage around and ended up wiggling into one of Scout’s old Hallerweenie costumes. It would be baffling as to how he managed it if he weren’t such a skinny kid. As it was, it was downright roomy, if a little short. When he emerged into the living room from the family room, his sisters were shaken from their VH1-induced (see television in above pic, bleck) reverie and exploded into giggles that shook several square blocks. Mathias, ever the ham, jumped and spun and did his best Lord Of The Dance moves for them. The more they hooted, the more enthused and exuberant he became. He did this huge number that ended up with him on one knee, arms thrown wide, shouting “TA-DAAAAAAAA!”

We all know that girls are instinctively mean, so it should come as no surprise to you that before long, Piper challenged him to go out onto the front lawn, wait for passers-by (in the form of cars, most especially) and run around the yard while waving like a lunatic at them. The exchange went something like this:

PIPER: Whaddaya say?

MATHIAS: No way.

SCOUT: Come ONNNNN, that would be so cool.

PIPER: I’ll give you a dollar.*


Mathias is a non-conformist, but capitalism always wins out, as there are Galactic Heroes available for purchase that he does not yet own.

Our street is rather quiet and he got tired of standing in the yard waiting, so the girls struck a compromise with him whereby he could stand at the front window watching and then run out the door (directly to the right of the windows pictured above) to visually assault any passing traffic. He ‘brightened up the day’ of several motorists before I finally put a stop to all the ruckus and bade him to molt his exofur. Before he did that, though, he went to collect from Scout and Piper.

He came back unhappy. Seems he misunderstood the bargain struck; Piper said one dollar and when Scout chimed in he assumed she would pony up, as well. Thus, behold the very face of frustrated disappointment, Loyal and Wonderful Muffinasses:

:: mathias gypped, september ‘05 ::

*she has been working since the end of July and is flamboyant with her wealth, as the nouveau riche tend to be

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  1. skillzy 9.17.2005

    Hey, he could be the next Bumblebee Girl! Get him an agent ASAP!

  2. chris robinson 9.17.2005

    I can’t remember the last time you posted photos of the offspring, but they’re just beautiful. And Matthias stories just plain make me happy.

  3. The Dane 9.20.2005

    I think this is my favourite post of yours. ev.er.

  4. Jettomatika 9.21.2005

    theDane: I TOTALLY KNEW IT WOULD BE. (I’m telling you, he’s YOU in the making)

    cr: thanks…it sounds all goofy and aw-shucks, but sometimes I forget. You know, because I live with them and see the evil underbelly. >:o) That, and you just don’t want to run around hollering, “GOSHEN, aren’t my offspring GORGEOUS?!” I’ll post a group activity soon, so that you can see them all. Sam has gotten HUGE since last year’s first day of school pic. He’s just an inch or so shy of being as tall as me now.

    Skillz: alas, that has been done. We Superiors are all about blazing a trail. Also: does Jack ever do things like this?

  5. skillzy 9.21.2005

    Jack is too busy debating the minutiae of the Star Wars movies to be dressing up. Tonight he held up a chicken finger and said “hey, this looks just like a spiritist dropship!” to which I replied, “huh?”

  6. Jettomatika 9.22.2005

    Yer kid has his geek on at SUCH a tender age!

    *dabs at misty eyes*

  7. Keith 10.27.2005

    You kill me, Beth. XD


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