January 29, 2007

Too Much Blinking Going On

Today I took the boys to the library. There must’ve been some baby reading group or music thing going on as there were all sorts of toddlers everywhere. My boys were off of school.

We were hunting for something for the boys to read… my eldest was starving for words. That thirst that cannot be quenched. And he insisted on getting some books about butts.

Nope, he is not thinking he wants to be a doctor of the lower regions, rather it is that boy humor. I can’t remember the titles but they’re something like “The Day my Butt Attacked Me” or “Butts Take Over the World” or some nonsense.

And so as I was waiting in line to check out the butt books, I heard my second son say, a bit too loudly “Are you getting Killer Butts from Uranus? Get it... butts... uranus? Heh.” (Title made up, but similar… I assure you.)

Ringo: No. I own that one.

Me: What? You OWN that book?

Ringo: *grin*

As I walked out the door I saw these three sweet blonde haired babies, perched on their Momma’s hips and I thought… “How in the hell did I get from THERE to talk of books about butts?” How. When did that happen?

One minute you’re reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar for the 100th time… and the next thing you know, you blink and suddenly you’re in the line at the library, finding out your eldest son owns butt books.

And thinks they’re hilarious.

And has probably read them 100 times.

By himself!


And you know what? I am VERY well aware that if I blink again… it’ll be Playboy magazines and I’ll be yearning for the day my boys only wanted to read, “The Day My Butt Went Psycho.”

Double Gah!

Posted by Boudicca at January 29, 2007 10:35 PM | TrackBack

So I should savor these days with Clifford and Curious George!?

Has he read How to Eat Fried Worms? Not about butts, but still fun. It was my fave as a kid, and I was so surprised to hear that it's a movie now!

Posted by: Marie at January 30, 2007 10:30 AM

Heh... just wait until they start listening to Sir Mix A Lot.

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny...

I know. Triple Gah!

Posted by: Dash at January 30, 2007 12:24 PM

I can remember trying to explain the 9/11 to a curious 5 year old and now him explaining some of the cultural details of terrorism at 10 years old.


Posted by: Dazd at January 30, 2007 01:44 PM

If you are lucky it will be Playboy... there are much better worse out there. Trust me.

Posted by: Contagion at January 30, 2007 07:09 PM

Marie- Yes! Savor it! And they did like How to Eat Fried Worms. A book report by one of the two eldest was done on it.

Dash- They have sung that song in this house! Ack!

Dazd- Yes. I have experiened that with my middle boy. It is surreal.

Contagion- I don't want to know. I like this rock under which I live...

Posted by: Bou at January 30, 2007 07:23 PM

... butts?.. hey, at least your boys are reading early... I don't think that I learned to read until at least 16.... I always just looked at the pictures and pretended....

Posted by: Eric at January 30, 2007 08:36 PM