in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

clean teeth and a sense of humor

with a toothpaste flavor called
"silly strawberry," what kid could
resist brushing his teeth?

i did not anticipate that a 19-month-old child could have such a sense of humor. the funniest thing in the world, apparently, is spitting after you brush your teeth. john leans over the sink, goes "pppppt" and laughs hysterically. i guess i am just glad he finds such joy in the simple things in life!

but i think there's a difference between laughing at funny antics - after all, he's been doing that since he was an infant - and making a joke.

last weekend, grammie (my mom) came to visit, and one of the highlights of the weekend was a trip to the zoo. the baton rouge zoo has a pretty great tiger exhibit that puts the cats just on the other side of a large window:
up close and personal with a big kitty

the first thing john said when we got to the tiger exhibit was "kitty," which i guess is pretty accurate if a bit of an understatement. a few minutes after that picture was taken, the tiger got up and stretched, much to john's delight. john put his hand up to the glass, and the tiger put his paw up on the other side!

john giggled and laughed, and then the tiger started rubbing his head against the glass by john's hand - really like a big kitty.

i excitedly asked john, "what do you think that tiger is thinking, baby?"

he looked up at me with glee and said, "nummy!"

and you know what? i bet that was *exactly* what the tiger was thinking - what a yummy little boy treat this family has brought me to snack on!

nummy indeed.

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