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Silliness is hereditary

July 5, 2009

My kids make me laugh, they fill me with pride, and sometimes they do both.  It’s easy to see why:

  • While grocery-shopping with the kids a few weeks ago, I discovered that M (our 3 1/2-year-old) could read.  As a matter of fact, he proved not only that he could read but also that he did, most certainly, descend from my DNA when he sounded out his very first word: “Wha…wha…wha…wiiiii…wiiiiiine.  Wine!”  Could I be any prouder?  No.  No, I could not.
  • (I hope that the fact I’m committing the following exchange to the perpetuity of cyberspace doesn’t come back to haunt poor M in his teenage years.)  This morning, M asked Tim if he smelled the poop that had recently begun stinking up his (i.e. M’s) diaper.  After Tim replied that yes, he did smell the poop, M asked, “Yes Daddy, but do you smell it in your bones?”  Does this kid know how much of a comedic genius he is?!
  • A (13 months) took his first steps on Friday!  It was more like his first abominable-snowman-shimmy, what with his pale arms waving in the air and his triple-cankles shifting from side to side.  And he received a rousing standing ovation for his achievement.
  • One of the only ways we can get A to continue taking steps is to dangle this horse-chair-pillow-type-thing a few feet away from him.  He walks to the horse-pillow, flings his body on top of it, and proceeds to hump it the way that Tim’s cat used to hump his parents’ orange afghan.  It’s inappropriately hilarious.
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One Comment leave one →
  1. renbeth permalink
    July 6, 2009 7:01 am

    Such big milestones for M & A! How exciting! I am so sad I won’t be able to sit with M and have him read liquor bottle labels to me ;), or watch A do his shimmy thang across a room.

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