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Friday, March 15, 2013

Oh Collin...

We have a problem...at first it was just a cute obsession...you could even say that we were a little proud...but now...we have a problem.

Yesterday, Parker introduced himself to a stranger as 'Collin Klein.'  As I was telling another mother and his teacher about this when I dropped him off at school, I found out more.  Apparently, Parker has been asking all of the other kids at school and his teachers to call him 'Collin Klein' too.  The funny this is...they do.

At home, P usually comes back with "I'm Collin Klein," anytime we call him Parker.  Sometimes we give in (as in, "ok Collin Klein, please just put on your shirt," when we're running late), but usually we continue to call him Parker.

It is not only the name...Parker begins his day with K-State football highlight videos...I'm not kidding.  He wakes up around 5:45 or 6:00, comes in our room, finds the ipad, and turns on youtube.  He then takes it downstairs while I make breakfast and puts on his football helmet to pretend that he is playing along with the video.  This is usually the only time I let him watch highlight videos, but sometimes he gets to watch them while I cook dinner too.

I'll admit, we secretly love that he loves K-State as much as we do, but I'm a little worried now.  I'm not sure how to get Parker to be Parker again

Don't worry, while he is 'Collin Klein' and I am 'Chris Harper' for most situations, he does know his basketball from his football.  He is always 'Rodney McGruder' and I am always 'Shane Southwell' when we play basketball.  It just so happens that those names don't carry over to real life.



VL - victoriaINkansas said...

I mean, I see your concern, but it's ALSO the cutest thing ever. And just a reminder that your blog is so appropriately named "misplaced Wildcats!"

Ali Moore said...

One of a kind. Love him!

tessajoy said...

This is adorable! Oh, Parker and his perfect personality. Tell him if he's ever bored, there is always Ben McLemore and Jeff Withy :)

Jamie said...

Oh Chris Harper, this is hilarious. How are you going to explain when CK doesn't show up on the field next year?!?

P.S. Can I be Martavious Irving?

Karen said...

Don't worry. Another friend of mine has a granddaughter who is the same age as P and she is currently Kathryn, though a few weeks ago she was someone else. Kenneth was obsessed with a computer game his dad was playing - Dark Castle. That was when we decided no video games in our house. But this is pretty common, so don't worry. And better Collin Klein than some other people!

Lindsay Frasier said...

Sam, I read this to Ryan today. It is absolutely hilarious. We both laughed out loud!!! Surely he will grow out of it. :)
Last time I saw you we were expecting a little one. I believe it was at Jason's Deli in Wichita. We had a little girl, Maelle, and I am so excited to hear the things she comes up with like Parker! Love your stories!

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