Several things have happened recently to make me more and more confident that our family could really use the positive influence of another female member. For those of you that are particularly weak of heart and find movies like Shrek offensive, discontinue reading this post. For the rest of you...here's a snapshot of life in the Black house:
1. One of the first things that Braden reported proudly after his first week of kindergarten: armpit farts. If you don't know what these are, perhaps you shouldn't ask. This new knowledge has caused many laughs in our household.
2. I was changing Owen's stinky diaper the other day and he started coughing and said, "That poop make me choke." (On a side note, he has also made this comment lying in bed with us in the morning after smelling my breath)
3. Braden and I were talking about me being a mom (versus a dad, I guess?!?) and what made me such. After a short anatomy reminder, he said: "I know another reason that makes you a mom." "What?" I asked. He replied, ""You have the stinkiest toots!" (The connection I'm not sure of, but I found it hilarious, nonetheless)
4. And there was the time not too long ago when I broke down and took the boys to Wal-Mart so Braden could buy a Star Wars toy with his hard earned money. While there, they spotted "Splat"--a gooey item in a little tub that made a distinctly distasteful noise. I decided (why do I do these things?) that I would humor them and purchase them. On the way to the check-out counter, the boys continually tested the new item, turning heads all around. Owen was the funniest. For a long time after, whenever he would hear a particularly powerful "noise," he would absolutely crack up laughing. They couldn't wait to show Daddy!
Where are the tea parties and dress-up and beauty shop playtimes when you need them? No where to be found in this family....at least not yet :) But a beautiful family nonetheless! For now I just need to go elsewhere for my girl time!