Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Indie Rock Moon Hugger

These guys are so going to form a Portland indie-rock band in a few years. I'm hoping they consider this photo as their debut album cover. Album title, anyone?

Abe decided tonight that he was ready to use the potty. Big deal here. He's been sitting on it for months now, but tonight I put his duck-shaped kiddie-seat on top (what are these things called?), and BAM: he went. Incredible. I couldn't believe it. Sap that I am, I fought back the lump in my throat at the wee bit of sweet yellow in the big bowl. I. am. a. dork.

Abe has also decided that he wants to hug various characters in his books, like little Bo Peep and in a very nonlinear fashion that I just love, the moon. He leans forward to the book and hugs...what is he hugging? I don't know. But our boy pees on his duck-pot and hugs the moon. Oh, we love him so.

Also, the eruption of air from any bodily orifice is hilarious, especially if while under-water, according to Abe. The boy's first official joke was last week: "Abe eat diaper!" so what else should I expect but an abiding love of potty humor?

I laid him down in his bed tonight and started to walk away. I hear, "Mom?" I tell him goodnight and keep walking. He calls me again (most nights, this goes on four or five times before he falls asleep). Finally, he pleads in a high pitch, "Hooooney!" I turn around to blow kisses one more time. He tries to play peek-a-boo but I have my limits.

More on that Merlefest story soon. Really.

12 comments:

Daniel and Danielle said...

He is so cute!

Amy B. said...

Oh honey...
Could Abe be any sweeter? I love this joke. Tell him that I often get a kick out of potty humor as well :)

coffeemom said...

He is too cute!!! And Sweet!! And he and Gabe are syncing on the potty thing, Gabe just this moment used the potty seat again (only once or twice but he's stripping in anticipation all day long!). Good thing it's almost summer!

Jocelyn said...

I think I might get weepy when Pacey pees on the potty the first time...they are growing up so fast!! I can't believe he said honey, that is so funny!

Blog Shmog said...

My girls call me honey sometimes too. I love it! And yay for the potty! The first potty experience is pretty awesome! :)

Danni and Tommy said...

YAY! It IS a big deal, the first potty experience. Please give him a high-five for me.
I love that he called you "honey" and told a joke! Seriously too good.
Miss him and you.

TB said...

Maybe one day, I can meet the famous Abe and poot with him. Congrats. Glad to see all is well.

Thomas-The Farting Disciple, the whom you hate the most.

courtney rose said...

GREAT STORY.
You all love each other so damn much. Dig it.

Eryn said...

Welcome to boy-land, where potty talk is the native language. (at least in my world). all body functions are somehow hilarious and entertaining. Sometimes it's really hard not to laugh, when we're working on the potty stuff, and I say, "where does your poo-poo go?" and Jack grins and says..."in the window, mommy". His favorite joke.

Big deal that he's into potty! That's great and kind of sad all at the same time, isn't it?

becca merlefest albertson said...

they even have the too-cool-for-skool album cover faces in this picture. they'd be a perfect band.
and, good job staying strong with bed time :).

courtney rose said...

I don't think I've said this yet- but that picture up at the top is truly one of my favorites. Truly.

jen said...

I'm buying the album, if only for the cover.