Saturday, June 16, 2012

Does size matter?

So we have had the talk...kind of.  The talk that a two year old is interested in.  Does everyone have a penis?  The kiddo has been very interested in his penis lately, and interested in whether or not everyone else has one.  The conversations go like this:

Caleb:  Mommy's penis?
Mommy:  No, Mommy's don't have a penis.
Caleb:  Caleb's penis?
Mommy:  Yes, you have a penis.
Caleb:  Caleb little penis, daddy big penis.
Mommy: (OMG...I want to laugh out loud) Yes buddy, what do you want for breakfast?

Now, I don't want to make a big deal of it.  He is curious, and no more so now about his penis than he was when he figured out what his ears were.  But the fifth grader in me wants to laugh out loud when the things he says are SO hilarious.

When these conversations happen at home, no big deal.  When they happen in the middle of the cereal aisle at Target is another thing.  Can you say embarrassing?  We were were walking along innocently when the questions started again, in front of two employees.  I just quietly answered the questions while trying desperately to change the subject and look unassuming to the people at Target.  I kept thinking that maybe they could not understand him, but I am pretty sure "penis" comes out very clear to all within earshot.

I guess this is what life is like with a two-year old.  Two is fun.  Two is when the stories start that will be told at his graduation, wedding, or while sitting around reminiscing about the good old days.  It may be strange to think that a conversation (or several) about penises could make me all sentimental and teary eyed, but they do.  He is growing up so fast, and all these embarrassing and funny moments are going to be memories soon.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Birthday Boy

So my baby boy has turned two.  Kind of unbelievable really.  I just can't believe that two years has already passed, yet, I am loving where we are today.  We have come a long way!  Our little boy is really becoming a kid.  It is like he suddenly got older and started acting much more like an independent big kid (most of the time).  He never ceases to amaze me with his intelligence, his exuberance, his loving and gentle personality, and his amazingly calm and laid back demeanor.  His birthday spanned a week and was wonderful.  Last year we had a big party that was fun, crazy and stressful.  This year we were low key and I really loved it.  I was sick for the actual day, so it was kind of a wash, but over the weekend after his birthday we celebrated with cake, presents, and lots of playing outside.  My parents were visiting, so it made it special to spend the day with them.  The kiddo was pretty excited about "happy birthday cake" and "happy birthday hats".  I love seeing the joy in his eyes, and how simple things make him incredibly happy.  I had all the big plans of making a cake and going all out like I did last year, and though I did not, it was still great for him.  Maybe that is the key...don't be so hard on myself because in the end it only matters that we were together as a family and made this little guy feel like the most important person in the world (which he is of course, everyday).  So Happy Birthday!  I am so grateful to be your mom!