I read a post called “Facepalm Moment’s and Progress” on Emelie’s Voice that really hit home with me. I read it and than read it again. In the post she says,
“Here’s my advice to all parents. These anecdotes and stories make life interesting. Don’t stop sharing them. Not everyone is going to get the joy in some of them. Not everyone will find the humor in them. There will be those that get it and welcome your children to planet Earth with open arms and share your face palms and giggles and joy. After all, life is too short to be serious all the time.”
I love this. I am a 30 year old female with lots of amazing friends and work in an office setting so as you can imagine every person I know has kids. And most of them are Cooper’s age. I often shy away from telling his stories because I know they are nothing special to most people. Almost everything Cooper does is delayed or modified or whatever so I feel embarrassed to share them. And honestly, a lot of our stories are sad. Or involve me behaving like a raving lunatic.
And then this mama reminded me that Cooper’s stories are still special. It doesn’t matter that they are delayed. And it doesn’t matter that he doesn’t talk. He’s still a cute little 3 year old monster.
So, a funny story for you.
We are working on potty training like mad at our house. Cooper will sit on the potty for as long as I ask but will not pee. Nope, the kid has excellent bladder control. So Jamie decided to show him how to pee standing up.
First, adorable. Cooper leans over the potty and holds on for dear life. We wait. Nothing comes out and then he laughs and laughs. And then flushes and walks away.
I’ve heard some pretty hilarious things come from the bathroom when the two of them are in there together. Ranging from, ‘Cooper, don’t put your hand in my pee to wash your hands and face buddy, you’re not supposed to touch that.’ BAHHAAAA!
So this morning I was standing in the bathroom getting ready for work and Cooper wanders in. I told him he could watch Barney if he peed on the potty. Yes, the ultimate bribery…THE BIG GUNS!
He sorta danced around, pulled the toilet paper off the roll, cleaned his ears with q-tips, etc. and I said, ‘do you want mom to help you?’ I walk over and stand next to the potty and he pulls the front of my pants down and his eyes get wide and he says, ‘YUK!’
I burst out laughing. The 3 year old brain. Adorable!
So, no potty, but I did get this adorable picture. It’s too much cuteness sometimes!