Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Help! My Testosterone is Showing!!

Six years ago my husband walked in the door, announced "I'm getting old. I think we should have a baby," and being the obedient wife I am, I complied. And then couldn't get off the roller coaster. Nine months later we were blessed with our first boy; the other two followed in quick succession.

We were going to be great parents, I just knew it. We would raise them right, teach them manners and respect and about God.

I remember the shock I experienced when I walked into the living room to find my husband - yes, my husband and partner in parenting - teaching my two-and-a-half year old son to make farting sounds with his hand in his armpit. They were hooting and hollering, having the best time, while I was shocked and horrified! I had expected this from the uncles and had prepared my "don't teach my son that" speech, but this left me mouth-wide-open and speechless

Over the past few years I have come to expect a little barbarian behavior. I understand when they laugh after someone burps at the table, says the word underwear or butt (nothing funnier apparently), and the fact they see my furniture as giant launching pads.

What I'm finding scary is that I am starting to think it's funny, too. I get the jokes, I join the laughter, I encourage the running, jumping and wrestling. Can you get testosterone from osmosis or perhaps like some catchy disease? I swear its seeping in through my pores! Still, I have my limits.

I'm taking a little detour here to ask if anyone watches The Office with Steve Carell? My husband and I watch it on Thursday nights and although there are parts that make me cringe, it also makes me laugh.

Still, I was a little shocked to walk into the kitchen and hear this come out of my son's mouth.

"That's what she said."

And guess who taught him that?

12 comments:

Daisy said...

BWAHAHA

Jen said...

I am afraid you are totally outnumbered, aren't you? Poor Mom!

The Daily "B" said...

ROTFL!!

Barb said...

My kids get their grossness from me, sadly. Their father is perfect. And yes, I watch The Office with 2 of my kids! I just ordered a Pam t-shirt for my daughter for Christmas (sshhh!) and a "Support the Rabid" bracelet for myself! And the first two years of shows for my sister, so we can borrow them and catch up!

Becky said...

Having all boys in my home, I can empathize (and admit that I, too, get a kick out of it at times...as long as it stays at home!) When your 11 year old 'rips a deadly' behind you in Costco ON PURPOSE and then leaves you standing there alone with other customers coming down the aisle and looking at you aghast before quickly hustling by, it quickly loses it's humor.

Shauna said...

Jen - I'm completely outnumbered! And love it...most of the time. ;-)

Barb - LOL! Isn't The Office hilarious! I'm needing to pick up the third season. We missed most of that one and I need to catch up. I've been loving the hour-long shows these past four episodes.

Becky - ROTFL! That's FUNNY! Embarrassing, but funny. ;-)

Travis Erwin said...

You have all the making of a great Mom. Your son's friends will love you for gettign bathroom humor and for letting them fart with their pits. Don't forget teh classic ... Pull My Finger.

That reminds me of a story I need to post in the next few days.

Swishy said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ... I say "that's what she said" all the time, but I am not a cute little boy! HA!

Shauna said...

Travis - How could I have forgot that classic??

Swish - It's a little shocking when the child is only 4 or 5. ;-)

Jenster said...

Oh Shauna. You make me giggle down deep in my belly. :o)

The Middle Child said...

Yesterday we walked into my mothers house to see my Aunt and Uncle that I hadn't seen in ten years... my son let's out a belch that I swear lasted ten whole seconds and as they stared at him with their mouths agape I couldn't help but crack up laughing...

Gotta love them boys!

Shauna said...

LOL! It's true they shock you when you least expect it! Thanks for visiting my blog!