Monday, March 5, 2012

Well... It's Happened.


It has happened.

IT has happened.

I thought I had at least a couple more years yet.  Certainly he'd have to get this idea from someone else.  You know, one of those little deviants at daycare.  The same ones who keep licking his face.  (Well, that's my assumption anyway, that little germ-ridden jerk-children are licking MY child's pure, innocent, germ-free face, otherwise he wouldn't be sick so much... right?)

MY little angel would never think of this.  My baby would never.

And then it happened.

Last week, during bathtime...

My 17-month-old son discovered his penis.

He just looked down, saw it, and thought, "huh, wonder what that is."

I can only describe the next five minutes as the period during which I laughed harder than I have in a long time.  He poked it, prodded it, squeezed it, tickled it, pulled on it, pushed it in, smushed it, and even cleaned it meticulously with his washcloth.  All while staring either directly at it, or absently at the wall, mouth agape, in utter shock at this new toy he never realized was there.

And daddy shook his head while stifling laughter.

And mommy died a little inside.

(But only from oxygen deprivation from hysterical laughter.)

Seriously though, it was stinkin' hilarious.  I really did think we'd at least pass his second birthday before he noticed it, but nope.

So yeah, that question's been answered.  Y'know, the question of whether they learn to play with it all day or if they come pre-wired that way.  Definitely pre-wired.

Is it too early to enroll him in a 12 step program?


Anonymous said...

Bahahahahahaha! I am dying over here. Thank you for this. I have to admit - it's one of the funniest blog posts I've ever read. Ever!

Heather said...

I could have written this post! E discovered his last week and he is only 8 months old! It is the beginning of a life long relationship...

bean dreams said...

Loooove this post! I just saw another post elsewhere with a picture of a child playing with a bucket, saying "the best toys don't come from the toy aisle." Maybe the same thing applies here!

Can I also say that I just read your thoughts on my infertility page and I loved reading every bit of it...while sobbing. As someone who has been on the infertility roller coaster for a bit and through a very scary, very serious OHSS saga, the hubs and I have decided to also turn to domestic infant adoption.
We are beyond thrilled about the new direction, but that doesn't mean all the feelings disappear or that all the tears dry up. It is hard to communicate that to others even in the infertility community, but reading your post helped me immensely by reminding me that there are those I can connect with who understand perfectly.

Love that I stumbled across your blog! Look forward to connecting and following your journey!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, babies and their boy bits! Hilarious post!! I totally remember that moment with my son!