It’s Usually When

…you’re the busiest that you don’t notice that the house has suddenly gone quiet.

And it’s usually when you’ve realised that the house has gone quiet that you realise that it’s perhaps a little bit too quiet.

So you investigate. And this is what you find:

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And how can you possibly be mad with this gorgeous little devil when you ask him what he’s doing and he tells you:

Drawing sheep, mommy. Drawing sheep and making grass“.

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And even though that was a full tub of baby cream. And even though I had a lot of cleaning to do – cream is surprisingly difficult to extract from a carpet – I really couldn’t be mad.

His answer was far too cute. So I took pictures instead, with my Blackberry.

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This Is How It’s Done:

I love watching my Kid do things. Even simple things like sit outside and eat a yoghurt. Why? Because he gets every single possible ounce of enjoyment out of what he’s doing. He experiences everything there is to experience about that moment and thoroughly enjoys it. A good way to live life:

1. Make sure you don’t restrict the yoghurt entirely to your face area. Why bother only putting it in your mouth when you can spread it everywhere all over your entire body?

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2. That being said, don’t forget to aim for your face at least *some* of the time. After all, it does taste good:

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3. When aiming for your face, don’t forget to open REALLY WIDE so as to increase the chances of the spoon finding it’s way into your mouth:

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4.Admire the scenery while you enjoy your mouthful of yoghurt:

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5. Then smear some down your shirt:yoghurtsmeardownshirt

6. Then spill some {more} on your legs:

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7. Don’t forget about the dog:

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8. Take a moment to ponder on the deliciousness of yoghurt. The wonderousness that is The Batman Yoghurt. Raspberry-Mallow flavour.yoghurtspoonlip

9. Just when your mother thinks you’re getting the whole eating-a-yoghurt-by-yourself-like-a-big-boy thing down right, pull a stunt like this:

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10. Oh my dear, sweet funny little Kid, I love you so much right now:

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11. You are so your mother’s child:

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About A Boy…

Raising a little boy is an entirely new experience for me. I am totally outnumbered in the testosterone department – I have The Boyfriend, The Kid and The Dog – and they’re all of the male variety.

Here’s some quotes that might cause you to say ‘how true…!’ about boys.

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout, “Bang!”

— George F. Will, news commentator

Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.”

— James Thurber, writer

“If Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer were alive today, we’d say they had ADD or a conduct disorder. They [boys] are who they are, and we need to love them for who they are. Let’s not try to rewire them.”

— Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and other books in a 1998 interview with Newsweek magazine.

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