1:47 PM

Big boy with an asterisk

Posted by Holly Homer |

The following conversation took place in my living room this morning while I was standing on the couch above Rhett (2) taking pictures:




Why did you bring all the diapers out to lay on?

My bed.

Why diapers?

I hate diapers.



Why do you hate diapers?

I am a big boy.




Yes you are!

Big boys wear unnerwear.



Yes they do!

Do big boys need binkys?


*reluctant handing over of the pacifier*






WAAAAHHHHHHH!

56 comments:

Cervato said...

Hil-a-ri-us!

Writer Dad said...

I can hear his cry in California.

Rachel said...

He's so cute. Monkey does the same thing with his diapers and it drives me crazy, but we are nowhere near the potty training stage. *sigh*

Cute pics and love the story.

InTheFastLane said...

Sometimes it is just so hard to decided whether it is worth it to grow up or not. I am still undecided.

Eternal Sunshine said...

too cute! i love kid-isms...

foolery said...

You are just cute as a button, Miss Holly, and I mean that as a compliment. Thanks for the Stumble -- you rock! -- and just so you are clear (some weren't), the mimeograph machine incident really did happen to my friend Ms. Boz -- NOT me -- back in the '70s.

Thanks again!

-- Laurie @ Foolery

Courtney said...

Ahhh...sounds like the dilemmas in our house. I tell ya Callee and Rhett will one day get married and it is going to be BIG trouble for them. We'll just show them these blogs when she's all ready pregnant...LOL!

jenn said...

That's too funny!

Misty said...

thats adorably hilarious...

MoziEsmé said...

I LOVE this logic! Growing pains are so painful sometimes. He did hand it over voluntarily, right? No force involved?

spinning in our own direction said...

Hey it was a good try...

Eudae-mamia said...

Oh my Word!! We live a dual life. If you have a trick to getting rid of that damn thing, PLEASE let me know.

Desperate mom to a "ma" (code word for binky around here) loving 2 1/2 year old.

EM

AMomTwoBoys said...

Nice job manipulating that conversation. We had to do the same thing with Dylan. Except not at all. I just cut the tip off of it and told him it was broken. To which he said "That's okay, I don't need it anymore." And that was that.

The Mom said...

Well at least the pacifier can get *accidentally* lost one day...not so much for my babe's thumb. *sigh*

Cute photos, the last one is cute!

Gin said...

Too cute! I love that little attitude of kiddos when they're wanting to be the big kid but not ready for those sacrifices!

Jennifer H said...

Oh, that's funny. Big boy, indeed.

Reluctant Housewife said...

It's tough being big. What a cutie you've got there.

Both my boys had trouble giving up their "nunu". That's what they called it - a nunu. Because we had Nuk brand soothers and we started out calling them nuks... which evolved to nunu.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Hoist by his own petard...

jill jill bo bill said...

Notice the hand goes immediately to the crotch area. Either a man/boy has something in their mouth to suck on or something in their hand to squeeze. Why is that?

Funny post!!!!

Mrs Parks said...

aaaahhhhh the bink.
My oldest cried the day she turned FIVE and had to give ALL her binkies to the "poor babies".
Sometimes I think she still cries in the night for them : (

Louise said...

Guffawing here in Albuequerque! Can you hear me?

browerfamilyof5 said...

"The Pipe" (as we called it) was the hardest habit to break... my prayers are with you. ;)

Mommy Cracked said...

LOL! What a cutie...and I love the diaper bed!!

JenniBeanV said...

That last picture illustrates how I feel when someone suggests I give up my anxiety meds...

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Love the orange crocs ;)

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Awwwwww bless his little heart!

And hey, what else is one gonna do when you don't need dipes anymore? Make pillows out of them!

Fiesty Charlie said...

Don't you love the conversations we can have with them?

Way cute!

Brittany said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I am SO glad my boys refused binkies!

Danielle said...

He looks pretty happy about handing over the binky! Good for him! He's adorable!!!

I still remember giving up my "sucky"....I was 5!!!(If you think that's bad...I sucked my thumb until I was 8!) It was Christmas and my parents told me that Rudolph had lost his "sucky" and he needed mine or he wouldn't be able to help Santa deliver presents! LIARS!!!

Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

AWESOME!!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Is that bye-bye for good?

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

That was one of the hardest things I had to do. Poor little Rhett!

Valarie said...

Bless his heart!! He is not ready to lose that binky, give it back! One thing at a time Mama :)

Kalynne Pudner said...

He had me with the orange crocs. And of course, the name "Rhett." (swooon)

Larissa said...

OMG, I have the "Binky Battle" almost DAILY with my son, and he'll be 3 at the end of November. Today I told him that if he couldn't keep better track of them (he's CONSTANTLY losing one, then freaks the hell out at nap time or whatever because OMG HE JUST CAN'T LIIIIIVE WITHOUT IT. Even though it typipcally falls out of his mouth 10 minutes into said nap or night), that I am NOT buying any more. So use it, or lose it, literally... because the ones that remain are IT. And that if he didn't give them all to the "Binky Fairy" to trade for something special for big boys so she could give all the NEW babies that NEED binkies, I would cut the nipple of it right the fuck off of it and make HIM throw them away.

Cruel? Maybe. But I just plain REFUSE to have *my* son have a binky in any way shape or form at 3 or older... Now, if I can get him potty trained by then, all will be happy in MusicianMommy Land.

As for now? He will tell me when he has to go, either #1 or #2. The last time he told me he "had to poop," I asked if he wanted to go try sitting on the potty. Without any hesitation, he looked me square in the eye and said, "No, Momma, that's okay. You can just change my diaper when I'm all done."

I think I'm in for some SERIOUS trouble with this little man of mine... LOL

Sherry Martschink said...

Love your blog. So glad I found it!

Sherry Martschink said...

Love your blog. So glad I found it!

Madge said...

what a sweetie. i want to grab him and hug him. do you think he would mind?

Debbie said...

Classic! Not a mother out there who wouldn't laugh at this. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

LOL -- that's too cute!!!!

Burgh Baby said...

At least he knows. He may not like it, but he knows.

Manic Mommy said...

You gave it right back to stop the noise, right?

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

OH! So sad. My friend just recently took her 3-year-old over to build a bear with his millions of binkies (slight exaggeration). Anyway, she bought him a bear and they stuffed all the binkies in the bear. I don't know if will ever give up the bear, but it worked wonders on getting him to give up his binkies. Funny, huh? I almost wish I was having another kid, just so I could try that one out. Living vicariously through her is just fine by me!

Have a great day!

Suzie said...

I am going through this very thing excpet my baby is 4. We are going into serve paci withdrwal

Connie said...

Too cute! hahahahha!
Connie

On a limb with Claudia said...

YAY!! You totally rule

On a limb with Claudia said...

((hug)) Happy September!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Oh, I remember when my "big boy" was like that with the binky. Too funny.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Oh, you have no idea how relieved I am to realize I didn't actually miss potluck. :)

You better not be kidding about help with StumbleUpon. I could use it, please.

Roger said...

Wow! Diapers and Binky's in one fell swoop? I'll have Danny on the 10:13 to your house tomorrow, he doesn't use a binky (thankfully never has) so can I get a half price special on the diaper elimination?

Perty please. :)

Mr Lady said...

You get MAJOR points for even trying!

Elaine A. said...

Hey, I understand this. I can only give up one vice at a time too. My pacifier is chocolate and I will NEVER give that up.

Cute pics of him on the diapers! HA!

Petra said...

Old habits die hard!

pb&j in a bowl said...

Those pics are too cute.

Always Home and Uncool said...

Wow. Why can't may talks with the kids be this short AND funny.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

You are SO CLEVER! Genius, perhaps!

Don't quote me on that. Well, you can if you want. It is true!

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