Meet the Sullivans: Who's The Boss?

May 14, 2014

Who's The Boss?

Owen loves to tell us he's the boss. I try not to make too much of it, because I really think he's just looking for a reaction from us. I don't think he knows what it means to be The Boss (aka mommy!) I don't remember how or when this whole thing started, but he basically does it because he knows it will kick start a discussion between us, and that it usually results in some laughs all around.

The conversation usually goes something like this:

Owen: I the boss, mommy!

Me: No, Owen. Mommy and Daddy are the boss.

Owen: Nooooo, I the BOSS.

(that part might repeat 2-3x depending how patient and playful I'm feeling at the moment)

Me: Alright. You can be the boss of the big boys, okay?

Owen: Awright, mommy!

Well, the other day Keith and I were watching Mad Men on DVR while Owen napped and this commercial came on, and we happened to watch it because neither of us remembered to fast forward the commercials.

The woman is a restaurant owner talking about how the Microsoft programs help her in owning a small business.

It's pretty funny, so when we heard the woman in the commercial (at about 0:25) say "I'm the boss" when the delivery man asks to see her boss, we knew Owen would catch it and we wanted to hear his reaction.

So when he woke up we played it for him to see if it would register when he heard someone else say "I'm the boss!". We played it for him and right away he responded with, "HER not the BOSS! Mommy and Daddy are da boss!"

So he IS listening! And I'm glad he knows who is really in charge here!

Have you seen this Microsoft Window commercial? I laugh every time I see it now!

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Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Yay! He was paying attention =) Love it.

Jenny said...

That is so cute!!! I love that he says he's the boss! Callie tells me she's not bossy all the time when's she's being very demanding. It's pretty funny :)

Happily Ever Parker said...

Haha! Good thing he is paying attention!

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

Ha! I've seen that commercial, but I will not look at it the same way from now on. That's so cute :)

Laureen said...

That is too funny!! What an adorable little conversation to document and remember. :)

Anonymous said...

haha what a smartie!! Owen is the cutest!

Jenny @ said...

Hilarious! He is too cute!

Jessica said...

So cute!:) And what a smart boy, figuring out that Mommy and Daddy are 'da boss' already - you go, Mama!:) Hopefully he will always remember that!

Ashley Brickner said...

Too funny, just love him! :)

Karen G said...

That is too sweet. Your little boy is just adorable. What a cute story. That will be a fun one to tell him later in life.


Samma said...

It's so amazing what they pick up and retain- he is such a cutie!

The Olive Tree Blog said...

haha I love this!! I tell my kids all the time i am the boss...and they say "what about daddy?" and being the great wife I am I tell them " daddy is the boss b/c I let him be the boss."