Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Nurture, Nature, Schmurture, Schmature

I was on the floor engaging in some of my signature horizontal parenting when suddenly I was beseiged by children giving me rasberries on the stomach.

Then The Mayor moved up to look me in the eye and said,

"I'm gonna lick yer face!" and proceeded to give me a giant slobbery lick up the whole left side of my face.

He's just like his father.

Though, I guess there is some of me in him as well.

When K was changing him into his pajamas, The Mayor, upon having his sneakers and smelly, smelly socks removed, waved his foot in the air at his father and yelled,

"Hey Dad, SMELL MY FEET!"

40 comments:

WILLIAM said...

Ahh. Licks. They are the best.

QueenieBadd said...

Licky-love is the best kind of love.

Two Knives said...

My Cath is limited to licking three times a day. Seriously.

We've also moved beyond the feet to "smell my butt!" Seriously.

The Sour Kraut said...

That's better than being "hammed".

The Swede and TBF "ham" people. Hamming is the act of putting their butt cheeks on someone's face.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Oh I love that kid.

We lick all the time here! And feet...well, you know how I feel about stinkfeet...YUM!

megachick said...

my daughter thinks it's hilarious to stick her feet in our face. if ever we comment that they don't smell too bad she gets mightily offended.

Jenifer G. said...

My girls have picked up some of hubby's dear habits, think "wet willies (sp?) in your ear, licking, etc.

Papoosie Girl finds it uproariously funny to wag her butt around as well. The "smell my butt" thing is so funny to her she falls over laughing.

Being an only child of a fairly conservative nature I am being initiated I think.

Mom on Coffee said...

How funny!!! Sounds like he has a fantastic sense of humor though!!! I, myself, woke to a burping contest this morning, which wouldn't be too odd in a house with 3 kids, but it was the 3&4 year old girls... What am I doing wrong????? LOL!

Dysd. Housewife said...

I love the way people now are actually having FUN with their kids. Back in the day, kids were never allowed to act like kids. I remember getting in trouble once at school for saying the word "fart" out loud. Boy, things have changed! Happy face slober to ya!

Kim said...

Ahhhhhhh, kids are the best, aren't they?!

I can't sit on my floor without having the little boy I look after tackle me...it's like sitting down at their level is an invitation...for them to do whatever they want to ya! ...but I think I'll take the tackle over the lick any day ;)

Mandy said...

Sounds like my house. Dog licks and smelly feet are pretty common around here too! Even from two little lovely girls.....

Christina_the_wench said...

He's gonna make some woman very happy and proud in the future.

StealthBadger said...

Ah, the ultimate tickle-fight weapon. Even the mighty zerbert pales in comparison.

Moose licks for the win. ^.^

Mrs. Chicken said...

My niece was really into face-licking until my husband did it back to her and was able to get her entire face in one sloppy lick.

I am going to start practicing this horizontal parenting of which you speak.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Why is it totally okay for our kids to do disgusting things to us but not anyone else, like our husbands? Oh yeah, now I remember. Our kids came out of our whoohaa's.

Slackermommy said...

God love em! Do you have farting and burping contests like we do in our house?

Natalie said...

licks are gross but smelling feet is really funny.

Mamma said...

Mr. 3 says he's going to "flick" me and then comes at me like a snake and licks my face. Of course then I have to bite his nose...so we're even.

I love smushy gushy goopy love!!

Nikki said...

So where are you? It just says deep south on your profile....and do you really want to meet the chick that has an ass' ass for her picture?

word verification: lssbfd

translation - life sucks so big fu**ing deal.

your welcome.

Nikki said...

I'd love it!!!

My mommy (snicker) is calling me tonight to firm up plans and then my tortured half and I will plan our route.

I'll let you get with you as soon as I know what the heck is going on. LOL

Would you be willing to drive a bit?

creative-type dad said...

I still do that. The wife hates it.

Cece said...

Ewwwww... LOL

FishyGirl said...

ew, the licks. At least all my kids do it to their father, too. One of the first games our kids have all learned to play is "Ewie, stinky feet!" And my 7 year old DD can burp the alphabet. We have lots of sloppy, stinky fun in this house.

Therese said...

Only yesterday I was thinking about college, back in the day when it was not unusual to hear the announcement: "I sh@#t well." Maybe it's too early for the Mayor to learn that one.

word verification qrkxh

translation: Quick! Rancid kangaroos xraying henhouses!

that's kinda fun

Queen of the Mayhem said...

This is Junior Mayhem's favorite new trick! He goes to great lengths to find reasons to stick his feet in my face....it's all very touching! YUCK!

Mrs. Chicken said...

I tagged you for a meme. I hope you haven't already done it. Go see!

mamatulip said...

*snort*

Horizontal parenting. I LOVE IT.

SJ said...

Oh man. They think they are so clever when they discover that one. And mine don't mind being licked back. I've learned to sic my youngest on her dad, so it works out.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

YUMMMY! My kids do that alot. Sometimes they say "kiss my smelly feet!!!" and then they laugh hysterically. (and then they turn around and yell "kiss my butt now!"

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for swinging by MOB, and hope that you come back soon!

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

BTW, with five nieces and two nephews, I learned early-on that if I could still out-gross them, that I could keep a handle on them, so to speak --- once they realized that they couldn't out-gross ME, they bestowed a grudging sort of respect that lasted 'til around puberty,-ish.

And a wet willie on any one of 'em who couldn't keep up! "Buffalo boogers," "deer snot on a dead frog," etc. Pretty creative kids, those little hooligans.

Patience said...

Ya just gotta love 'em!! Licks, boogers, stinky-feet, butt-sniffs and all! Soon enough they will be teenagers and everything you say or do will be "Gross!"

Thanks for the heads up on the link. I tried to leave a comment but it didn't stick. Not sure why.

Mad Hatter said...

It's no wonder your sex life is great.

Pgoodness said...

Hilarious - are you sure it's your house and not mine?! Licking, sloppy kisses, smelly feet...Happens all the time here, too. In addition, my boys walk around wanting to spank my butt (and each others). I'm pretty sure my 17 mo old's first word was ButtButt. ;-) Luckily, they just want to spank, not smell! I guess all those times of lovingly saying that I was going to spank their butts and giving them love taps back fired!

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Aw geez, you just made a grandmother yearn for the good ol' days. My son could burp the alphabet, too. It was hard to keep a straight face and try to act aggravated...

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Aw geez, you just made a grandmother yearn for the good ol' days. My son could burp the alphabet, too. It was hard to keep a straight face and try to act aggravated...

Momish said...

Raspberries and smelly feet... the best of the gene pool!

Flawed & Disorderly said...

You're so much more dignified at your house. When getting the twins in jamas tonight, Lin was getting her poopy diaper changed. She giggled and shrieked as she tried to get sissy to look at it.

Yum.

"Wook Sissa! Poopie! Hee hee!"

Yee-haw!

Paige said...

You get licked. I get goosed.

What is it with kids?

urban-urchin said...

I love that. My 21 month old will sniff his little foot and say 'Phew!" it kills me everytime.