Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Not a Good Boy

I was putting away dishes when I heard little kid behind me saying, "Mumum, look at my naked butt. Look at it," in an angry voice.

"No. What are you talking about? You need to knock it off with the naked butt stuff," I said, trying to ignore him.

"My baby butt is gone. It's gone! Look! It's gone!" he said sadly.

I glanced down to see his shorts pulled down and his naked butt out, looking like his naked butt normally does. "What are you talking about, silly?"

"It's a good boy butt. I got a good boy butt. Not a baby butt."

(He says good boy instead of big boy, despite us correcting him a thousand times.)

"Oh stop. Your butt's fine. It's still little."

"It's not a baby butt."

"It's a 3-year-old's butt, not really a big boy butt yet. You're still a baby. You'll always be my baby."

"I not 3, mumum, I 2."

"You'll be 3 in 3 days."

"I still 2! Don't call me 3! I not a good boy, I a baby."

"Okay, baby," I agreed, in order to end this argument.

His constant refusal to grow up has me a little worried, as I could see this lasting well into his 30s.

10 comments:

Mom2Gizmo said...

Every time you post a story like this, I just want to SQUEEZE him...he is too darn cute!

The Driftwood Collector said...

My three year old still insists upon his babyhood regularly. He also refers to himself as "wittle," typically when he wants me to do something for him that he's perfectly capable of doing himself. Not to be too punny given LK's fondness for mooning, but perhaps you too gave birth to a lazy bum.

Katie said...

Where did he get the mooning idea? I think it's hysterical. I'm not sure I'd be able to keep a straight face.

BTW, now that I've started my own blog it posts my comments using my google account so I can't use my "katie b" anymore. Just wanted you to know that it's still me! :)

Jennifer said...

He's just feeling threatened, which you already know. He'll be fine. Besides, who wouldn't want to stay little. I mean you always have someone to take care of you, juice boxes and cookies all the time, nap time. That is a pretty awesome life.

miss. chief said...

haha how does he even know what his butt looks like?

Yellow Fence said...

My son turned 3 yesterday and if you ask him how old he is he still says 2. If you tell him that he is 3 he gets very upset and insists that he is still 2 and will be 2 FOREVER!!!!

amyblue said...

his poor little good boy butt. maybe that's what he's worried about, that when you grow up you have to start behaving yourself. that thought probably keeps him up at night.

LceeL said...

Peter Pan Syndrome?

"I won't grow up,
I don't wanna go to school" Etc.

Life, Love And Lola said...

little kid stories brighten my day...they almost make me wet my pants too!

Kris from NH said...

Just wait until LK figures out that baby boys don't get to ride motorcycles. He'll embrace that "good boy" butt soon enough.