A Week of No Adventures in Parenting

Thankfully we’ve had no (major) adventures in parenting this week. There have been no stitches or cut tongues, and no new illnesses that needed antibiotics. The only minor (funny) thing was that this morning I was changing his diaper and didn’t cover him up (I haven’t had to for almost a year now) and we had a little fountain action occur. I had to comfort him because he seemed a little upset/possibly embarrassed about the whole thing. Potty training might not be as far off as I was originally thinking. 🙂

A couple quick funnies before we get to the pictures. This week, Joseph has shown an increased interest in superheroes. He has a Batman shirt, a Superman shirt, and an Avengers shirt. In order of preference, it’s Avengers, Superman, and then Batman. One day, both the Avengers shirt and the Superman shirt were dirty, so we were left with Batman. At first, he wasn’t too happy about it. Then I started singing the Batman theme song (“na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, Batman!”). He thought that was pretty entertaining (enough to get the shirt on him) and the rest of the day he kept pointing to his shirt and saying, “na-na-na, Batman!”. He also points to his Superman shirt and says, “Superman!” in a sing-songy little voice.

Another thing he’s started saying is “Yee-haw!” The other day, I was sitting on the couch and had my legs crossed. He straddled my foot and then stated bouncing up and down and saying, “Yee-haw!” He also said it today (in the middle of Sacrament meeting, of course), while he was making his little knight action figure (his reward from the doctor who stitched up his face) ride his toy Velociraptor (a gem from the dollar bins at Target). I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised…we DO live in Texas.

One day, Joseph was a little cranky (it was right before nap time), so I started singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. Surprisingly, he started singing along with me…all 4 verses. His favorite, by far, is “shout hurray” 🙂

Finally, a few nights ago, I was trying to get him calmed down before bedtime (and failing, miserably…he was hyper!). We were sitting in the rocker in his room. I was holding him in a way that if he leaned back, he could see me. He pushed my glasses up on top of my head and looked at me, opening his eyes really wide and raising his eyebrows. I copied him, which he thought was hilarious. He started laughing really hard, which made me laugh (which made him laugh…vicious cycle). Pretty soon we both had tears in our eyes. Well, this freaked him out (seeing tears in my eyes and also feeling tears in his) and he started crying. I had to tell him that it was okay and that I was happy. Poor little guy didn’t know what to do with what seemed like a conflict of emotions!

Now for this week’s pictures:

Another "Cheese" moment
Another “Cheese” moment
Even superheroes need to take a breather
Even superheroes need to take a breather
Ready for his close-up
Ready for his close-up
Love him in plaid!
Love him in plaid!
A preiceless expression as he enjoys a peanut butter sandwich and goldfish pretzel crackers
A preiceless expression as he enjoys a peanut butter sandwich and goldfish pretzel crackers
We went to the stake-sponsored Pioneer Day celebration. We only stayed for a little while: we let Joseph check out the animals at the petting zoo and run around the field, and then it was time to go...too hot!
We went to the stake-sponsored Pioneer Day celebration. We only stayed for a little while: we let Joseph check out the animals at the petting zoo and run around the field, and then it was time to go…too hot!
Playing with the blocks that I played with as a child. I think either Kevin or Dave made them
Playing with the blocks that I played with as a child. I think either Kevin or Dave made them
Joseph's creation (no help from Mommy and Daddy)
Joseph’s creation (no help from Mommy and Daddy)

And just in case we haven’t reached the ultimate level of cuteness in this post, here’s a short video of Joseph laughing. We were watching an episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos and there was a video of twin baby boys. One baby was hiccuping and the other one was laughing at him. Joseph found this hilarious, as you can hopefully tell from the video:

 

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