Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gross is funny when you're 6

In fact, it's hilarious!

Hi.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday...  Ours was good, but I was sick and not feeling especially grateful for that.  My favorite part was coming home and getting my jammies on.  

So much has happened that I wanted to write about, but did not have the energy or the whatever to do it.  Here I am with a little time and this is what is on my mind.... ever so sorry....  

Harley is deep into the gross stage of boyhood.  Here is a little ditty he made up just for me the other day. 

Smell my feet!
Smell my farts!  
Suck eyeball juice! 
Eat your boogers and you'll be happy!

I'm so proud....
And this is but one of many shiny examples that I can share about what is going on in my world right now.  I mean, I know it's normal... it is normal, right?  In any case, he is so much like his father in this regard it makes me shiver.  He pushes things wayyyyyy to far.  He does not know when to stop... or if he does, he ignores it, like a lemming jumping to his doom.

The worst part, is sometimes it's actually funny and I can't help myself.  The mischievous gleam in his eyes when he's on a gross roll is indescribably cute.  He is so delighted with himself, it's hard to "no response" him or to even keep a straight face.  He said something yesterday in the car and I just cracked up.  I told him he couldn't tell anyone I laughed at that or they'd kick me out of the mommy association.  

The words are not the worst part though.  It's the trying to get me to smell his belches and farts that is really disturbing to me.  I have to put my foot down with that portion of the show, but I can see how it might be confusing for him. ("Well, if you thing THAT was funny, watch THIS!")  I get it.  I do.  But seriously, this doesn't show any signs of letting up any time soon and I'm really kind of done with it.

I wish I had the stamina or clarity to write every day, because there have been many cool things that have happened since last I posted.  I'm just undisciplined, period.  I had a little time this morning and this is what is on my mind.  Again... so sorry!


Steph(anie) said...

Oh, can I relate! Last night Austin was laying on his belly in the bath (with his head up out of the water, of course) and he stuck is butt up out of the water just to let a fart right in front of my face. I left the room. He thought it was HILarious.

Rubye Jack said...

I hate to tell you this but I don't think the finding farts funny ever goes away for boys and men.

Petit fleur said...


The image of Austin with his butt sticking out of the water is forever burned into my brain! Did you laugh? I sometimes have trouble with that part.
xo m

Yea, I know you are right. I just hope that NOT jumping off the edge of the cliff in mixed company is a nurture rather than nature quality.
We'll see.
Love you!

JoJo said...

Well then I guess my boyfriend must be 6 years old b/c he gets great delight in 'fluffing the blanket', which means farting and then trying to hold the blanket over my head to trap me. Or he'll start waving it in my direction. The other day he pretended to have his finger in his nose and said he was packing his lunch. He's gonna be 50 in March. Help me. lmao

Akannie said...

Ah, little flower...having raised a boy already, I hate to tell you that this is only the tip of the iceberg.


You just wait.

Petit fleur said...

Yea, I'm going on the theory that nobody of our generation was consciously parented, so I'm hoping I have a shot at at least teaching him a little finesse with regard to his ahem farts are funny shinanigans.
I know, it's hopeless. :-(

Petit fleur said...

Oh, that last comment I made was to Jojo! (I am a tad hungover this morning... something I am not used to anymore. whoa!)

Ok, Annie,

I know you're right, but I just want to live in my fantasy bubble for just a little longer. I really need it!

Ms. Moon said...

I am not sure how amused I am going to be when Owen hits this stage. We do, however, laugh at burps.

Petit fleur said...

Ms Moon,

It's a mixed bad for sure. Burps are funny. However, belching in one's face... not so much. There in lies the rub.