Tuesday, October 30, 2007

If he weren't so stinkin' cute...







I am posting these pictures for myself more than anyone. Just a reminder to me from me of how seriously eat-him-up cute my son is, how generally compliant and easy going he is, and how many days there are when he makes me smile so much my mouth hurts. I love that he enjoys making people laugh, that occasionally he needs to "mah" (march) instead of walk, and that he sings outloud with the radio or even just music in his own little head at random times. I love that he gives me hugs and kisses when he says night-night and that he loves to push a broom around to help me clean. There are so many things I love about this little personality.
Yesterday was not a day when it was easy to remember these things. I had one of those days with KJ that make you wonder if you were intended to be a mom. My patience was worn down to a tiny thread as he pushed every limit there was to push. We had tantrums, meltdowns, blatant disobedience, and best of all got to make our first call to poison control. KJ decided it might be fun to eat diaper ointment. In order to accomplish this he had to find it at the back of his dresser, open the little box it came in and unscrew the lid (it was the dr. smith's kind in the tub). If I was not worried about figuring out how much of it he consumed, I might have been impressed that he accomplished this.
Just as FYI to other moms...zinc oxide has fairly low toxicity and generally does no serious harm to a healthy seventeen-month-old. Good to know.
ABL

9 comments:

Rebekah said...

He is very, VERY cute. And Makayla ate diaper rash cream when she was about that age too! And we had to call poison control. Ahhhh... children. :)

Raina said...

Something must have been in the air yesterday. Cade was proving everything they say about two year olds. I was so glad I had my mother's group meeting at church because I was at the end of my rope by 9am! But you're right. Those smiles, hugs, kisses, etc. make everything worth it! Even the not-so-great days.

emily anna said...

Hummm... I am having a day like that today with both of my munchkins. It must be in the air. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day...
KJ is the sweetest little guy, so thankful for you all.

Kyla Muns said...

The first thing I thought when I saw these pictures was, "He's a little Ricky!" He is sooo cute! Sorry about your bad day...but you're right, you still can't help but smile when you look at him. :) Oh, I've never told you, congrats on the next baby that's coming along! How exciting!! Boy or girl?

Anonymous said...

He is such a sweetie!! I was so glad I got to see him a few months ago! I am awed by my friends that are mothers and what a great job you all do. I am thinking that is exactly why I am not a mother. I think my rope is much shorter and that is why I love my job. I can give all the love I have at work to those babies and just when my rope is getting shorter and shorter....I get to go home. I am glad there are mothers like you and Raina and Em and Christina and Summer, etc. who have much longer ropes!!!

Jaime

Kaylane said...

Ummm....ADORABLE!!!!

Kristina said...

He really is adorable and so sweet! I don't have kids yet...but I have done enough babysitting to understand being at your wits end!

Kristina said...

He really is adorable and so sweet! I don't have kids yet...but I have done enough babysitting to understand being at your wits end!

Kendra said...

Oh dear. Glad he wasn't poisoned - little stinker. Hope you got a mommy's night out or just a little Daddy relief!! They are cute kids - seeing pictures where you aren't having to tell them where to sit, what to do, or watch their every move is nice to help you calm down and remember why you love being their mommy!