Thursday, May 5, 2011

Two for Flinching!

Am I the only parent that finds themselves constantly bracing for impact at this age (there's not mine)? It seems like, at any moment, they might swing around with that block they're playing with and bash me on the head. Or when we're exploring the features of the face ("that's Daddy's mouth, that's Daddy's nose, that's deep inside Daddy's nose") one of those fingers always seems on the brink of gouging out my eye. I get my hair pulled, my ankles smashed, my toes stepped on. ... it kind of feels like being Jack Hannah; sure they're cute and cuddly, but they've got teeth and tempers too. And it's not just the physical violence, it's also the psychological. Like last night, Arianna and I were playing on the floor - she thinks it's down right hilarious to sit on my lap and squeeze the air out of my cheeks to make a farty noise with my mouth. So I'm bracing because her hands are up on my face (she's a known eye gouger), she's sitting on my lap (Dad's always have to watch this region. ... just watch an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos) and on top of it she's got this runny nose, so the more she's laughing the bigger this snot bubble in her right nostril is getting and, like a scientist on an active volcano I know it's going to blow some day soon. I'm watching the thing inflate and then deflate a little; inflate more; deflate a little. ... it's like a scene from "The Blob", it's an uncontainable force. And what happened? Well, she successfully wiped the snot bubble on my shirt as she belly laughed so hard she leaned in to me. ... and then bit my shoulder. I suppose I deserved two for flinching in the first place.


  1. Reading your blog cracks me up! I could absolutely author almost every post! You might as well be living in our house most of the time. Thanks for making me feel like my crazy life is at least a little more normal (or at least that all the things that our crazy girls do are being done by other adorable little girls!).

  2. I love your blog. It makes me laugh or smile every time. Like the previous poster, I could have written the same post. I am sure my daughter has done the same thing to her father a few times.

  3. Wow - the snot bubbles got me! My 3 and 1/2 yr. old twins and 1 and 1/2 yr old (all girls) just got done with colds - so yup - snot bubbles everywhere! Ha! And I love it when you pick them up and their noses are running and then they use your shoulder to get it all off! Loved the post!