I recently shared with you that Gideon believes that Mom does “all the things.” I have further evidence to support this idea.
Wash is an adorable 18 month old chap. He does everything his brother does (no matter how naughty), eats like a man determined to gain weight (he IS growing), and still only has 5 teeth (though he is working on two more). What he does not do yet is talk. Much.
He says some words: Ma. Da. Daw (dog). Mo (milk). Sna (snack).
Every once in awhile, he will say a word, like “down’ or “papa”, but then not repeat it again for a week or two. What is the most amusing, is his use of the word “ma.”
“Ma” means a lot of things. It means Mom, obviously, but it also frequently used to indicate the following:
- Hey, look at me.
- Look over there.
- Put on my shoe.
- Put this sock on my foot.
- Gideon won’t stop laying on me.
- Gideon won’t stop tackling me.
- I want some milk.
- I’m hungry.
- I want a bath.
- I’m ready for bed (this is accompanied by him man-handling my chest since bedtime is the only time he is nursed).
- I’m excited! And yelling!
- I peed in my diaper, please change me. Also, there may be poop.
- My hands are dirty because I got tired of using my spoon for the yogurt.
- My water is gone, please fix that.
- The TV is not on. That needs to change.
- Look at the ridiculous thing this Elmo kid is doing! Mr. Noodles is an idiot.
Ma can mean many things. Why? Because Mom does all the things.
This would be sad and tragic if I had a husband who was uninvolved in the house and our boys. That could not be farther from the truth. I am blessed with a man who does many, many things around our house and who adores spending time with his boys.
It has become the family joke, that I do all the things.