Growing Up—33 Months

Dear Gideon,

Every once in awhile I find myself having to choose whether to be a straight-faced parent or to just laugh hysterically when you say something inappropriate (whether you realize it’s inappropriate or not). Since I tend to have the maturity level of a 12 year old boy, I usually choose the latter. When we had the following conversation a couple of weeks ago it took everything I had to not keep laughing until I either cried or peed my pants. I had to actually contain myself and tell you it wasn’t a nice thing to say even though it was HILARIOUS!

ME: (while changing your diaper) P.U. You have a stinky butt.
YOU: Huh?
ME: You have a stinky butt.
YOU: You have a stinky ‘gina.

Seriously, how could I not laugh?

Never mind the fact that it is incredibly inappropriate. It was a perfectly delivered comeback by a two and a half year old. With barely any hesitation.

Priceless.

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You are totally a Momma’s boy right now and while I imagine it makes your Daddy jealous, I absolutely LOVE it. The snuggles. The kisses. The requests for me to sing you a lullaby each night I’m home from work and able to tuck you in bed. The way you always call out “Mommy” when you wake up from a nap or night’s sleep. Every one of those moments is a treasure to me because I know they won’t last forever. Which makes me incredibly sad.

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I’m pretty sure you are the sweetest and most charming little boy I have ever met. This morning when I finished getting dressed for work and was putting on my glasses you looked at me and said, “You’re Beautiful.” Thank you for that.

Last night as we walked hand-in-hand down the basement steps you were telling me how you are such a big boy. I agreed and said not to become a big boy too fast. Your answer to that was “Okay Mommy, I’ll stay tiny.”

Yes, a thousand times over yes, please stay tiny. At least a little bit longer.

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Love,
Mommy

20 comments to Growing Up—33 Months

  • Awww! Are you going to do these with the new little one too, because I love them!

    Calem has been saying some of the funniest things too.

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    *pixie* Reply:

    I plan on it. We’ll see how that pans out but I think it would only be fair.

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  • Every month I say your letter is my favorite and every month you make me change my mind to that month’s installment. This month is now different. I just love the little man he is turning into and your wonderful and special relationship with him. :)

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    *pixie* Reply:

    I feel the same way. He just keeps getting better and better. I feel very lucky.

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  • That should should say “This month is no different”

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  • naynayfazz

    That G-tot is a cute little guy. I love your stories about him. Now, I have to ask you- did he REALLY say you had a stinky vag or are you just pulling our legs? Also, I am not sure if you saw my status on FB about Aidan singing a mix of Frosty the Snow Man, the dreidel song and a Lady Gaga song but it was hilarious. Talk about a mash up! Kids really are so funny. Who needs adult comedy when you have them around?! :)

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Yes, he REALLY said that. For the record it is NOT true! :)

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  • He is so gorgeous…and smart as hell!

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Thank you. I think so too, but I may be a little biased. But just a little… ;)

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  • He had to have heard that somewhere before. What sort of conversations go on in that house??

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    *pixie* Reply:

    No, I think he just knows that girls have ‘ginas. He thought he was being clever instead of telling me I had a stinky butt too. :) We are a classy household.

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    Nobody Reply:

    Klassy with a ‘K’

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  • Wow, I just can’t stop giggling over the ‘gina comment. He is a kid after my own heart! There could be something wrong with me, but if I ever have a spawnling of my own, I’d want to encourage it to curse and/or tell inappropriate jokes, because kids saying inappropriate things with their innocent little faces is hilarious to me.
    OH, and it’s good to know that the stinky ‘gina thing isn’t true. Glad you cleared that up!

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Hahaha. I know, I was laughing so hard. Then I thought I should probably tell him it wasn’t a nice thing to say before he started saying it at daycare and laughing maniacally. I don’t think that would have gone over so well.:)

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  • naynayfazz

    I am also glad you cleared it up that you don’t have a stinky ‘gina. You may eventually have one when it’s hot and you’re pregnant. Oh yes, I did go there. And you’ll probably like to know that one night in the bathtub Aidan was singing a song to my sister and it went like this, “Wash my hair, wash my legs, wash my pickle, wash my balls.” My sister almost died. That’s a good one too!

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Wash my pickle. That’s just AWESOME! I’m literally laughing out loud over that one. :)

    Oh, and eww on the stinky summer ‘gina thing.

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  • Zoot

    I laughed at the stinky ‘gina line, but then became jealous that he tells you you’re beautiful. TEACH MY CHILDREN THAT!

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    *pixie* Reply:

    It really was one of the sweetest things he has ever said to me.The “you’re beautiful”, not the stinky ‘gina line. ;) Since it was unsolicited, I’m not sure how to get your kids to tell you that. Maybe sneak into their rooms at night and whisper it over and over into their ear?

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  • Adorable post! He is so handsome!

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    *pixie* Reply:

    Thank you. He makes them so easy to write sometimes.

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