Thursday, November 15, 2007

funny little things

Baby b. is officially toddling all over the house. And, in case I haven’t mentioned it here before, he is so stinkin’ cute.

Lately, he’s taken to wearing a video sleeve on his arm. He just marches over to the videos, pulls a video out of the sleeve, and slides that sleeve right on, like a jacket. He’s very proud of this, and waves his arms up, smiling and shouting “Hi! Hi!” And he wears the sleeve around the house for hours, switching videos every once in awhile.

And the noisy boys are no longer interested in Sponge Bob or Cyberchase or Diego. Not since they found the Discovery channel. Now they want to watch Mythbusters and Dirty Jobs and Man vs Wild with all of their T.V. time. (Of course, Llama Papa is thrilled by this turn of events.)

At one point, we were watching someone clean raw sewage out of a basement, and the noisy boys were so taken with this, as was my husband, and it occurred to me: I am the only female in this house with four males.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. I’m just saying.

These shows have inspired an entirely new genre of play. Yesterday the noisy boys spent three hours building experimental robots out of boxes, caps, foam, and remote control cars.

Childhood is a wonder. Noisy? Yes. But also sacred. And oh so much fun!

8 comments:

Frazzmom said...

Those are all our favorite shows too... We even have tickets this Saturday to see Jamie and Adam in person at the Flint Center!

Jenn said...

"Stinkin' cute," huh? Does "stinkin'" modify "cute" or "baby b."? ;)

Llama Momma said...

FrazzMom -- Could you tell them to clean up their language just a little? We love the show, but the occasional cursing makes me cringe. And, really, I don't see the point of it...

Jenn -- Both. :-) (Oh, yeah. And I was an english major...)

Anonymous said...

Have you/they discovered "How it's Made" and "How They Do It"? Living in a house full of males is very interesting TV time and not all sports! Enjoy it!

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Llama Momma said...

anon -- I think we have seen "How It's Made" but not the other one. Something to look forward to, no doubt. (Along with WWF smackdown...)

Jenny from Chicago said...

What a great post. This time in their lives is so fleeting. It's nice to know they are being savored at the Llama house.

Llama Momma said...

jenny -- thanks for the kudos. I do love being a Mom...and in a world where everyone seems to be growing up too fast, I love to embrace and encourage childhood. :-)

Maria Dodson said...

beautiful! and, as always, beautifullly written. I often find myself enjoying my son's childness (if I may). It's a good thing to remember.