Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Have a Six-Year-Old!

Today my "little" boy turns six! I can't believe it! Six years ago on a rainy/snowy March 8th in New Jersey he came into the world as an adorable little newborn in need of abdominal surgery the very next day, and six years later on this soon-to-be rainy day in Iowa he's handsome and healthy and growing up fast...



When John started kindergarten in the fall, he quickly picked up on the potty humor that boys seem to find so funny. Because of this, his favorite word to say is "butt." We've been threatening him that if he doesn't clean up his mouth, he's going to get a butt cake for his birthday (it wouldn't be too hard to make!) and that we'll sing "Happy Butt-day" to him instead of "Happy Birthday." It works and gets him to stop talking like that for a little while. As much as he likes butts, he doesn't want a butt cake. So, he's not getting a butt cake today. But I still might (quietly) slip in a "butt-day" when we sing to him tonight because I think it's pretty funny. I guess he's rubbing off on me.


 (Sometimes he requests that I photograph the object of his amusement when I have the camera out. And sometimes, much to his delight, I oblige him.)

7 comments:

dougandcheryl said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I love that you threatened him with a butt cake. That is hilarious.

The Crazy Coxes said...

What a doll!
Pee pee, poo poo is ALWAYS funny to boys - no matter the age!

Happy Birthday to John!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Happy birthday to John! Can't wait to get our 6 year olds together this summer. :)

A New England Life said...

Oh yeah, he's a boy alright! Happy Birthday to John!

That was a fast 6 years wasn't it!

GrumpyGratefulMom said...

So funny! My daughters have been trying trying out the butt word lately--I love how you handled it! Happy birthday to your little guy. For some reason your son's birthday is making me teary eyed-and I'm not even pregnant! Janae

Sarah Laurence said...

Happy birthday to your oldest son – what a cutie! Funny about happy butt day – humor is the best way to survive parenting.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you oldest! He looks like a fun kid!