My daughter will stand there in horror at some particularly gross action from one of her brothers, but it doesn’t help when the other brother is laughing hysterically. They haven’t started doing things on purpose to gross Emily (or me) out yet, but I know that will come. For now, it’s more innocent just-being-a-gross-boy kind of things.
There’s no getting around it. Boys are gross. I should know; I have 3 of them (4 if you count my husband, who has his own unique brand of grossness.)
Luke is still a baby and cute, so he hasn’t reached the gross factor yet. But Joshua? Definitely. Nathan? Absolutely.
Case in point:
I was in the bathroom yesterday, putting towels away, when I noticed the toilet had not been flushed and there was pee dribbled on the toilet seat. Nathan had just left, so I called him back and pointed it out to him. He said “Oops, sorry, Mom” and without blinking an eye, took his jean covered knee, wiped the pee off the toilet seat and took off.
And there’s Joshua, who put cat food in the dog/cat water bowl and then tried to drink it out of the water bowl, like the dog. I walked into the kitchen to that scene yesterday!
I rest my case.
And I know teenage boys are worse.
Yikes. Then again it’s hard to think of these sweet babies growing up into big smelly giant teenagers.
I know they will, but for now I’ll take one day at a time…
Nathan is already about as tall as my shoulder and I’m not short either (I’m 5’8″.) Should I be scared yet? Probably, but I’m up to my eyeballs (as hubby would say – see? grossness!) in young children and interrupted sleep so it hasn’t quite registered yet.
What’s some of the things your boys have done that you just have to get off your chest?