Saturday, May 10

Just in Time for Mother's Day

Every time the Toddler reaches a new milestone, I beam with pride.

The first time she used a spoon to eat pudding all by herself, I felt like I should throw a party. After all, no other kid has ever before figured out how to use cutlery for anything other than evil.

There was the time when she plainly said, "Bye-bye" at the pediatrician's office when she was nine-months old, causing the nurse and doctor to freeze in their tracks in amazement that she was already talking. (We will be ignoring the part where I told them they were smoking crack if they thought she was talking. It took me a few weeks, but eventually I figured out they were right.)

I looked on in amazement the first time she took a few steps without any help.

The first time she saw the Steelers on TV and said, "Go, Steelers!" I nearly burst with pride. The Pittsburgh Sports Fan stage is a critical one, after all.

Each and every time she proves that she knows a new sign, I glow. The knowledge that she currently knows well over 150 words in American Sign Language blows me away.

But, I don't think I've ever been as proud of a new stage of development as I am of today's. My genius child? Has realized that the words "poop" and "pee" are funny.

Oh, yes.

She yells one or the other or both, then cackles with glee.

I know, you're jealous.

34 comments:

  1. And they're most funny when yelled in a nice, quiet restaurant or something.

    Can't wait for that one :-)

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  2. You are so priceless!
    Happy Mother's Day wonderful one :-)

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  3. Should make for some fun Mother's Day meals in crowded restaurants. the good news- everyone else there is a mother too so will giggle along with her!

    Happy Mother's Day!!

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  4. Poop? See - I KNEW you would work a butt into your post somehow.

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  5. You should be very proud...realizing bodily functions are funny is a very big milestone indeed!

    That may come early for our son because there's a lot of middle school humor in this house!

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  6. Poop is a funny word! Happy Mother's Day.

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  7. You must be so proud :)
    But the Steelers---she need to be cheering for the Browns like my oh so smart kids do ;)

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  8. Well, what a lovely present for you. Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. Now see!

    She's Adam's soul mate.

    They would have so much fun together telling their secret poop and pee jokes.

    But, of course, he would have to teach her how to say "Let's Go Mountaineers".

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  10. Shudder! Mountaineers? Shudder x 2. I'd have to drop you like a hot potato if you taught her that.

    I'm with LSHM! You did work butt in there. And, you managed to get in a post! Yay for you Silly Billy Burgh.

    Still sore in the tummy muscles from last night's buttfest.

    And, last butt not least: YAY Alexis!

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  11. Is it still as funny if she signs "pee pee head?"

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  12. Oy, and trust me it doesn't get any better from here!! We're still stuck on poop and pee....just wait until you add penis to the mix :0

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  13. lol awesome. That will make for some interesting/potentially embarrassing moments in a quiet grocery store.

    I can't wait for Maggie to say 'Go Steelers'! We will probably cry tears of joy and pride.

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  14. ♥HAPPY BURGH MOTHER'S DAY♥

    Okay, once again. LOVIN' this kid!
    POOP..snicker, snicker..PEE..snort, bwaha, hehehe. Just look at that face...so cute. And I'm jealous of the little button nose :) because I have a big ole schnozz-ola. POOP! HAHA...

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  15. yeah! they are funny! Alexis is so smart!

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  16. Happy Mother's Day, BBMom! Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd...

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  17. Happy Mother's Day!

    Let's just hope she figures out where the poop and pee go, no matter how funny they are. And be grateful she's not a HE. They never outgrow it.

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  18. Hope you have a good mother's day.
    Abbie was the same way. But she didn't start talking that early. But when she did, i was so happy. Now i wish she would shut the hell up. And she now figured out that curse words are mean. and she likes to use them. She never used them. until she heard me yelling at the neighbor to turn the effin music down on friday night. yes, she has discovered. yipee.

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  19. I still giggle when my son say "poop" or "pee". Happy Mother's Day my friend.

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  20. Well, poop and pee ARE pretty funny! ;)

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  21. Awesome! Mine think it's totally funny! ...It is, isn't it?

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  22. I am SO JEALOUS. Heh. Not. :)

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  23. Yep, genius just about sums it up.

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  24. Burping and tooting are right around the corner. And Dad's are usually the biggest instigators, beware. :) Happy Mother's Day.

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  25. Ha! I still do!!!...Elmo's Potty video has me in stitches!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  26. Happy Mother's Day!

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  27. My youngest recently graduated to saying the S word instead of poop.

    So you go on an hold on to that poop for as long as you can.


    meow

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  28. I asked my oldest on Sunday if he could give me just one day without any poop, pee or fart talk.

    He lasted about 10 minutes.

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  29. Okay, try number three to post a comment:

    Ahaha! That is amazing!

    And speaking at 9 months?! Wow, that really is something!

    I have to say it again: She is soo cute! I love the pictures :)

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  30. Yah. That would be funny except potty talk of the amusing sort is strickly forbidden in MY house of horrors.

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  31. I can't blame her. They're funny words. I just wish my kids would refrain from saying them in front of my mother in law.

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  32. Well DUH. THey are funny words. Clearly she is brilliant.

    And I am a 12 year old boy in a mom jean body.

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