Sundays Are For Sebastian—#48

Several months ago, I started a new weekly theme: Sundays Are For Sebastian. Sebastian is my five-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

I told the boys the other day that they had to help me make breakfast. Nathan reluctantly acquiesced. Sebastian walked straight up to me and…

…extended his middle finger, flipping me off.

I tried not to be shocked.

I tried to remain calm.

I tried to play dumb:

Me: “What? What’s that?”

Sebastian: “I can’t help–look, my band-aid came off.”

The rest of the story:

After Sebastian skipped off, Nathan (10 years old) comes up to me and says in a hushed voice:

“Do you know what that means when somebody holds up their middle finger like that?”

Me: “Uh, yeah.”

Nathan: “OK, just checking….”


Nathan, very proud of the free Mr. Peabody glasses and bow tie he received at school.

About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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21 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian—#48

  1. Laura says:

    Best story yet!


  2. susielindau says:

    I love that story and the age of your son. I remember my kids being completely comfortable in their skin without fear of what others thought. Middle school changed that for a while…
    That’s a picture which should be framed!


  3. Lauzan says:

    I love this Sebastian story, reminds me of my goblins…:)


  4. northernbike says:

    I’m going to try that ‘I lost my band-aid’ ploy next time I do that to someone I shouldn’t so please thank Sebastian for the tip 🙂


  5. Reminds me of how quick we can sometimes be to ‘assume.’ He’s still innocent. 🙂


  6. dwdirwin says:

    Cute- even cuter, big brother Nathan’s response 🙂


  7. Ken Drover says:

    Lovely story that brings back memories when our children went through that age of innocence….


  8. That is just too funny.


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