I was gonna do a Flashback Friday sort of post today, but I started looking back on old pics of Gabe and it made me sad/wistful. If you look at him right now, he's a full fledged little boy. And you know what comes with little boys? Embarrassing talk.
Like today, we're at the mall with my sister-in-law and her boys for a sing-a-long group and the boys, of course, aren't paying attention. They're playing by the fountain while all of a sudden, I hear them teaching him the word poopy. Everything is poopy and it, apparently to them, is the g-damn funniest thing you ever heard. Gabe has no idea what he's saying but oh man, it's cracking his shit up. Running in front of the 40 other children and their judgey (assumingly) moms, yelling poopy! Like, we can't even keep our kids sitting still for the corny husband-wife duo like all of the other zombie children, but we've got to yell about feces as well. Proud mom moment right there. Riiiight.
Anyway, so we're at Old Navy the other day, wandering the men's section, when Gabe starts proclaiming "b 0 0 b s!" Cue red-faced Shannon. I start doing the whole pat his head move, asking what are you saying, while my eyes scan to see who's around and who heard and steering our cart out of that section. Of course, it's like 3 dudes who are all smiling but not making eye contact. So Gabe keeps yelling it. Jeez kid, where did you even hear this word? I'm racking my brain trying to think of who he was around that would have used it. (I know John is the obvious answer here but I think even he has enough sense to use euphemisms).
So out of the corner of my eye, I see something. I see a huge bunch of balloons. Or, as Gabe would say, BOONS! That's what he was saying. Of course.
"YES GABRIEL, THOSE ARE BALLOONS YOU SEE! THAT'S WHAT YOU WERE SAYING...BALLOONS", I proclaim to everyone in hearing distance. What I hoped they heard was "My child is not a tiny perv everyone! Nothing to see here!"
So yeah, I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg, in terms of embarrassing shit my kid says.
It's a good thing he's so darn cute.
Thanks for all of your book recs yesterday!
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