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Our Listicler (it’s so a word), Stasha of The Good Life wants to know why it’s awesome to be a kid. I’m gonna turn it around a little to tell you why MY kid is awesome (I know, your kids are awesome too.)
(If you like my Facebook page, you may already know some of these things. For that, I am sorry. But now you know what you miss out on daily if you don’t like my page!)
1. I was chilling out with my Haribo Gold Bears (yummy gummy bears!) when Monkey came over, saw the bear in my hand and proceeded to lick it. He then went “Mmmm” and licked it a few more times. Then he made me eat it. Repeat 10 times. Yes, I ate gummy bears my son licked.
2. Monkey loves grabbing my handbag from the counter, remove my wallet (and kindly replaces the handbag back onto said counter) and proceeds to remove money from it one by one. He’s been doing this for a year. Yesterday, he licked a 5 dollar note. Did I remove it from his grubby hands? No, I told everyone on Facebook about it instead.
3. We have breakfast together every morning. He usually gets plain toast (his choice, I promise), water crackers (also his choice), water and milk. I eat either chocolate Cheerios or toast with Nutella (I love chocolate, what can I say?). A few mornings ago, Monkey spotted my toast and proceeded to lick the Nutella off. Notice a pattern here? He’s like a cat, licking everything.
4. He’s learned to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. Except it sounds like ‘peas’ and ‘beck you’. Say the latter really fast, it sounds like he’s swearing at you.
5. He loves watching videos of himself on the iPad. We like to film him doing things like throw blocks around the house, playing with Mama’s wallet, run around the house screaming and so on. He then likes to imitate himself from the videos. So yeah, he’s constantly throwing blocks and screaming.
6. After his baths, he loves running out nekkid into the living room, throw himself onto the couch and cover himself with his toy lion. He then giggles uncontrollably when I come chasing after him with his diaper and clothes.
7. Speaking of baths, he takes his in the shower stall (don’t even ask me about our stupid bath tub). Our shower stall is spacious and the floor is clean. Yes, it is. The toddler likes to sprawl out on the floor, nekkid, and yes, he has tried to lick that too.
8. He loves ‘sorting laundry’ – by that, I mean he likes to arrange the clean clothes around him in a circle, then moving them into a pile behind him. Repeat 10 times or so. If I try to fold them, he snatches the item out of my hands in protest. This is why I can never get my laundry folded and put away efficiently (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).
9. He can identify about a dozen animals from the flash cards. Unfortunately, ‘elephant’ sounds like ‘elefark’, and duck, fox and frog suffer almost the same fate. Think F word.
10. He does this.
Tell me why YOUR kids are awesome.