Apr 2, 2007

The Underwear Necklace

Who knows why kids do the things they do? Jelly sandwiches in the VCR, peeing in the heating registers, flushig cell phones, I've heard a few stories. What I haven't heard of is a toddler having a fascination with wearing his father's clean underwear (swiped from the folding pile) around his neck. This was no fluke - I kept taking them back and returning them to the pile. Each time, Robbie would take them back, put them around his neck and go about his day. Finally, I had to take a picture for future....blackmail.
I think what's funniest about this photo is his little "thumbs up".

Big Boy "Briches"

These jeans are Robbie's first "Big Boy Jeans" meaning, they aren't made from flimsy baby denim that's highly flexible and soft. No, these jeans are made out of the same stuff we wear and, on a tiny frame are so stiff that he can barely raise his legs higher than a few inches. It sounds like a bad thing, but with his recent fascination with dirt, rocks, stickery shrubs and, in general, things that hurt - these jeans came just in time.

Dirty Mouth? Clean it Up!

Rough and Tumble Kid

At fourteen months, Robbie has decided he likes dirt. It must be bred into their genes, because very few boys don't like dirt. Most like to get dirty - mud fights, off-roading, etc. Robbie likes all that stuff and more. He likes to eat dirt...or at least sample it.