Thursday, March 25, 2010

the very best medicine

I believe in laughing! It's my favorite thing to do. I love to be around people who make me laugh, there's nothing better than it. I don't have a lot of "skillz" but I can pretty much find humor everyday even on the worst days. It's important. So with that in mind, I've raised Charlie to be able to laugh at himself as well as to find humor in most situations. Life is too short to be serious all the time. SOOOO this morning we had one of those, uncomfortable, could have been serious but turned humorous moments...

(WARNING if you aren't a parent, this may gross you out)

Charlie was taking a shower this morning and yelled for me "MOMMY!! My butt hurts realllllly baaaad" so I said "OK, use SOAP, and wash yourself really good, then when you are done I'll take a look". gross. So he got out of the shower, and had one of his pathetic "poor-me" looks, kind of pouty with the eyebrows furrowed faces... I asked him if it still hurt and yes in fact, washing it with soap had made it worse!! WHINE (whatever) So I got the miracle cure, Aquaphor, and said OK bend over.... so he did... so picture this (and no I did NOT capture this moment on film, digital or otherwise, it's more of a mental picture) he's bending over, grabbing his ankles, butt full in my face, and so I begin to do my mommy magic, and Charlie goes " I WANT TO LIVE, MOM, I WANT TO LIVE!" Well after that we busted out laughing, both of us... I said why did you say that, he goes "well I don't know I just thought it was funny" and it was! I may use that line at my next gyno visit...

Being a mom is the BEST.


  1. Ames! I can't wait to read all about the cute things that Finley does! So happy for you!!!