Five-Year-Old Boys are Just Frickin Wierd!

While sitting on the couch with hubby and our 5yo Connor across from me, I noticed Connor pulling on his ear. This, of course peaked my interest as he has had about a zillion ear infections, and we got to go through the wicked fun of having ear tube surgery.

Naturally, I asked…”Connor, why are you pulling on your ear?”

Connor: “I want to take it off.” Completely serious.

Me: “Why do you want to take it off?” Thinking oh yay, here we go again with the ear infections.

Connor: “Because I only need one.” With an enormous grin and some giggles.

Hubby: “Sorry Connor, but you need two, buddy.” Trying to sound like a normal parent, not on the verge of hysterical laughter.

Me: “Actually, he could really use four.” Completely serious – he’s five, and his listening skills seriously suck.

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  1. Shivam Garg says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    I have a nephew with all kind of symptoms you mentioned I mean the listening ones.He never listens me or his parents and it is kinda impossible to satisfy him with the answers to the questions he asks.

  2. Dee Ann Rice says:


    They don’t get any better as they grow up.

    The conversations we have at our dinner table are incredible and it was even worse when I had two teenage boys.

    Boys are just plain different.

    Dee Ann Rice

  3. cbeck says:

    You should mess with his head a little… tell him he needs two because sometimes, randomly, only one of them works. He will then entertain himself for the next few days in front of a radio twisting his head side-to-side trying to catch one of those moments.

    Of course, when he realizes he’s been fooled, he may begin to question also the tooth fairy, so follow at your own risk. 🙂

  4. KJ says:

    He’s going for an excuse for that selective deafness. “I didn’t hear you tell me to do my homework! I only have one ear!”

  5. Hi Cheryl,
    LOL. Your little boy is very cute. I imagine him saying that if he needs only one ear. And it seems annoying if no one hear you.

  6. Elle says:

    How awful with all the ear infections and the surgery. I would love to get 8 extra ears. 4 for my 2 year old and the rest for my husband who never seems to listen. 🙂

    • Cheryl says:

      HA! I stopped counting the number of times I told hubby something this week, and he totally didn’t hear me right because he wasn’t listening!

  7. Amber says:

    Oh man sorry about the prior ear infection woes, glad it was just boy weirdness this time. I love the weirdo conversations with my 4.5 year old. And yes, kids need extra ears for sure.

  8. I have to agree, my kids could use 4 ears too. I have had both of their hearing tested but apparently they just can’t (or wont) hear me.