Thursday, September 18, 2008


Today I was doing table top time with the kids, when I heard some pinging. was definitely pinging. When I turned around this is what I saw. J3 putting buttons into R8's foam ring gun and shooting. Yes, it worked. Probably a lot like buckshot because buttons flew everywhere. Only a boy would think to use buttons as weapons. I rest my case.

I've been learning a lot about boys recently. On many levels. Here a few more favorites for your reflection.

  • "Mommy, does everybody have armpits?" Yes, everyone has armpits. "Daddy, if someone got their arm bitten off by a shark, would they still have armpits? - conversation last week with I-6.
  • "Whoaaa! That's a BIG poop! Check it out!" - Joshua on a recent potty mission
  • "Daddy, did you know that some people call toots farts?" - E10 after a few weeks ago after a friend's 10 year old birthday overnight extravaganza. I kept him from that yucky boy word for 10 years. Sigh.
Dan says I'm witnessing thecomplex inner workings of the boy mind as it goes from button shooting/rough and tumble to handsome/refined young man.

Yes. It appears so. I'll keep you posted.
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Jen said...

hahaha Jack doesn't know that word, either. We'll see how long it lasts since he's got 4 older cousins.

Your dh said...

Farts are cool... Hee.. Hee hee...

Heather said...

You're such a boy Dan!!!

Alana - The Mommy said... kids learned all that from their dad! In fact, we mostly say tooter bum, for the F word. But recently dh and the boys are all over any kind of potty talk. I guess it is the right of passage to manhood. Gross as it may be!

Further, I think we actually had a serious conversation on how funny it would be if people covered their bums when they passed gas, as they do when they burp. I think it was concluded that people would then uh....smell their hands. See, boys, gotta love them!

I love the armpit question, that is hilarious!