Monday, November 15, 2010

In the hood

Oh motherhood. It's so... well it's a lot of things really. Many of them contradictory. Today, in an ode to Logan I just want to write down a few lot (sorry, I got a little out of control here) of the things he's been doing lately. Mostly for myself, but if you want to read them too, go right ahead. I would love that.

Motherhood is:


Right? Well, sometimes at least. The worst, honestly, is bath time. The kiddo is so happy playing in his bath that I could practically leave him in there all day. Except I can't. Leave him that is. He is super content which normally would allow me to get some things done, but due to the nature of the bath I have to stay and watch.

And find things to amuse myself.

Such as filling up an empty shampoo bottle with water and squirting Logan repeatedly until he squawks and gives me a look that I'm certain will be repeated on some annoying future sibling. What am I twelve? I believe this is why there are so many pictures of kids in the bath with their hair all wonky. It's the parents who are searching for some entertainment in that scenario.

Motherhood is:

Entertaining (see? contradiction.)

Oh how this child amuses me.

He loves to find clear plastic things and put them over his face. I think he just likes the feeling of hiding behind something but still being able to see. It's like ultimate peek-a-boo.

He fell a few weeks ago and gave himself a fat lip. It must have felt weird to him because the rest of the night he was walking around with his lips tucked in like this.
I also love that he's a cheeseball for the camera.

Motherhood is:


I love watching Logan learn.

We've been working on the names of animals and the sound they make lately. Just today we looked out the window and saw some birds flying around. Lo and behold he very clearly said bird! Just like Bambi!

Ok, maybe it was more like "erd" but still, it wasn't "da" which means I know he was trying.

Also today we looked out the same window (a little later) and saw a cat in the field behind our house. His eyes lit up, he pointed, and exclaimed... "oof oof!"

Too bad that's what doggies say.

And one more, I can ask him to find things and he does it! He loves to carry his little treasures around the house and put them in random places where I would never think to look. Now I just have to ask him to get his sippie cup (for example) and he'll waddle off somewhere and come back with it in hand. I can't believe he remembers where he puts everything.

Motherhood is:


Toys in the toilet, baking soda all over the floor, toilet paper strung about the house, toys in the dishwasher. It is truly incredible how quickly a little kid can get into things.
This one actually made it all the way through the wash.

By comparison the fingerprints on the fridge? Minor offense.

And the tantrums in the grocery store... most of the time I can laugh them off because it is so cliche but this one time we were in Target and he was flailing and screaming so loud that I about left him with the first motherly looking person I could find. (not really) Luckily his explosions are fiery but short, and soon enough we were checking out pretending that nothing happened.

Motherhood is:


Here he is after stealing my breakfast.

Yes, that would be coco puffs on his face. What? Well don't worry because now we both have to eat cheerios everyday.

Here he is eating my milkshake,
And my dessert...

Ok, so looks like the main sacrifice is food. Also, sleep, but I do not have recent photographic evidence of that.

Motherhood is:


See, we feel the same way about running in the rain.

We would both just rather lay down and take a nap. He was like this the entire time, by the way.

Oh how I love my little dude!


  1. You are wonderful and have just given us all your loving memories of your little son. Hang on to them!

  2. I would just like to tell you, as if you don't already know, how beautiful your son is!! He really is one good looking baby!!
    And I love reading your blog, it's so fun!!

  3. Yep--doggies and kitties are basically the same thing around here. And do you seriously run with that stroller? Jogging stroller. Once you get one you'll never go back. Just sayin'... And ps: no I don't even run.

  4. I love him too. He is adorable! And I totally was not surprised that your blog got recognized. I love reading your blog. You are hilarious and you always make my day!

  5. Motherhood is amazing!!!!! You are doing a great job! What a sweet blog entry, I loved it!!!

  6. oh mari! i love this post! so precious! i love all the ways you described motherhood! he's getting so big... what a cutie.

    he looks so forlorn when you took him out in the rain... poor little guy! :(

  7. Aww. I miss the tongues on your header! True confession: When I'm downloading your blog, if I scroll down reaaallll fast while it's loading, your tongues always got reaaallll long. (I don't get out much-hence the weird entertainment) Anyway-this was a fun post and I'll get over missing your blue tongues, eventually, sniff.

  8. The WORST thing about finding little hidden surprises: When they include FOOD! Calli's room started to smell one day. REALLY bead. We couldn't figure out where it came from. We emtpied out the toy box... nothing, we look under, around on top of everything. Nothing. Then we started opening everything up. So, she had put a little baggy with lunch meat into one of her purses. WEEKS before. Maybe months. I don't know, but I can't believe that it eventually went away. THEN this past week I started pulling baby stuff out. I thought Calli had an old wipes box in her closet. I don't know what she poured in there but it was really nasty and had a bunch of other stuff, too - like the nose sucky thing... it was all covered in fuzzy wuzzy black MOLD! So... this is just the beginning!