Monday, September 20, 2010

Pope. Popeity Pope Pope.

In the lobby of Owen's preschool, there are several framed photographs of the Popes throughout the ages.

Without fail, each day, Joel will point to the pictures and say, "Who Dat?"

"That's the Pope, honey," I say.

He'll immediately point to another picture, "Who Dat?"

"Another Pope."

And on and on it goes.

Yesterday, during lunch, Joel was saying "Poop! Poop!"

I frowned and said, "Honey, no potty talk at the table."

Owen, who often translates for his brother, said, "No Mommy, Joel is talking about the Pope."

I turned to Joel and asked, "Is that true, honey?"

He nodded his head vigorously, delighted to be understood.

Owen added in, "Joely wants to be Pope!"

I said, "Is that true, Joely?"

Again, smiles and vigourous head nodding.

I said, "Well, I have honestly never considered that idea. Ever. At all."

Besides the pesky detail that we aren't Catholic, I just cannot imagine my child hanging out in the Vatican, or waving from a Popemobile. I certainly wouldn't kiss his ring.

I mean, I know where that hand as been.

Owen said, "If Joel is going to be Pope, he's gotta learn to play piano!"

Naturally. All the best Popes---Pope Elton John comes to mind---have tickled the ivories.

I suppose that's another roadblock towards Joel's Papacy.

Well, I suppose a mother can imagine. I mean, somebody rocked all those pontiffs to sleep.

For all those Photoshop experts out there, I throw down this challenge: Deck out my son in Papal Regalia. If you can include the pointy hat, that would be stellar.

The person who creates the most fantastic image of my son as pope will win an Eddie Murray Bobblehead. I won it at an Orioles game years ago, and it's probably worth some money. If you don't want that, I will send you a can of Old Bay.

The contest closes Wednesday night. Here's your subject. Have at it:


Ms. Moon said...

I am imagining it in my mind. Is that good enough?

Ash said...

I guess he could have worse aspirations, right?

Oh how I wish I still had access to my Mac. I'm sure that sweet face could rock even that hat.

Snuggle Wasteland said...

I wish I had Photoshop skills.

I used to want to be a nun. We're not Catholic either. I have no idea where the idea came from.

The Blogging Goddess said...

I am cracking up over this challenge, and thinking I might have to take you up on it!!

Jen said...

Dude, now I totally wish I had mad Photoshop skillz. LOL

Jen at Laughing at Chaos

Debbie said...

Now that is too cute! I love that he wants to be pope and also that popes need to be able to play the piano. I guess that is what they do in their spare time.

MiMi said...

Why are there pictures of the Pope all over the school? Does your oldest go to Catholic school? Am I missing something? That could be. I'm slow.
Also? The Pope scares the POOP outta me. I don't know what it is about him.

Alisha said...

This post CRACKED me up! Pat him on the back for aiming high! I am no photoshop whiz, sadly, but I wish I was because I would LOVE to do that.

clearness said...

Love the Poop/Pope!

My son recently discovered and declared quite loudly that Brown Play-Doh looks like poop. He said it over and over again. Needless to say, the brown play-doh is put away.

Cheryl said...

Well, at least you don't have to worry about having a horrendous daughter-in-law! lol

ModernMom said...

It's good to have a dream:)

Helene said...

Boy, he sure knows how to reach for the stars, doesn't he??? Your line about you know where his hand has been cracked me up!! My little twins are going through a booger picking stage right now so I totally get it.

Michelle Pixie said...

I am not sure how great my skills are but I may have to give it a whirl! How can I resists that adorable face? =)

Coby said...

It's a good thing Joel wants to be the pope and not the poop. Otherwise I'd be worried.

mama-face said...

no clue how to photoshop. But I love his choice of snack.

Salt said...

OMG. I am SO all over this. Stay tuned for my entry.
And now I'm thinking maybe he should be the Pope for Halloween.

Salt said...

Here you go:


Quirkyloon said...

A non-Catholic Pope!


I think he should go for it! I mean this is the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, America! Where anything is possible.

Oh wait.

The Pope lives in Italy right?

Never mind.


Jenny said...

You are wonderful. Thanks for the smile.

Alas, no photoshop skills here...whatsoever.

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

Um. Hysterical.

Love this: Naturally. All the best Popes---Pope Elton John comes to mind---have tickled the ivories.

My Life in Purple said...

There should be a new Pope Joel VII in your inbox ASAP!