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Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Things My Son Learned

I know as moms we're suppose to be proud of the little things our kids learn but I'm not sure how to feel about some new things my son is learning...for example
  • he's discovered his penis and of course wants to play with it every chance he gets
  • he's discovered he can pick his nose and shows off his skills when he can
  • he's discovered he can charm people and will do so when he wants something...that's he's not suppose to have

What's a new mom to do? LOL. For the most part I think we need to find the humor in these "discovery" moments. While for me these things seem a bit odd ...for my son it's all new and undiscovered. The other side of the coin is that along with these eww moments I have the aww moments.

Recently we had a playdate in a park with a large sand box. The other kids jumped right in and started shoveling, building and making designs. Daniel just stood there and watched them like they were crazy.

I thought maybe he just need to get in there and then he'll also start playing. Yet after putting him inside he just stood there. So I waited. He just kept standing and waiting for me to remove him. I just kept standing there waiting for him to play. Eventually I took him out but I was confused. Why didn't he play in the sandbox?

After a while of walking around with him and thinking about it, I decided maybe he needed my support IN the sandbox. So I walked him back, once again put him in and then joined him. I felt silly being the only parent in there but hey, my son needed me!

So I picked up the shovel and showed him what to do...dig, dig, dig. Eventually he made the connection, took the shovel and started to play in the sandbox like the other kids. He learned something new and played happily the rest of our time in the park =)


Renée aka Mekhismom says:
at: September 7, 2009 at 9:09 PM said...

He is so adorable and don't worry all boys play with their penis.

JamericanSpice says:
at: September 7, 2009 at 9:16 PM said...

:) My son discovered his penis awhile now and well he hasn't stopped playing with it. I'm sure soon I'll have to be telling him about why its hard when he wakes up!

And yes on all the others too!

I love that you got down and dirty with your son in the teaching and learning experience. That is precious.

Did I mention he is adorable! :)

He didn't eat the sand? I have to ask because it seems most kids want to taste and there's always some story of this happening.

Yakini says:
at: September 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM said...

lmao, loved these stories. chase likes to play with his penis when we're changing him, but unfortunately his exploratory play takes the form of rough pulling/yanking, so we have to stop him lest he never bless me with any grandbabies.

awwwww!!!! @ the sandbox story. lol. U did a good job, mom!!! Loved how u got in the sandbox with Daniel. That pic is too cute!

Milk and Honey Mommy says:
at: September 8, 2009 at 3:42 AM said...


I'm glad you set embarrassment aside and jumped in. More parents should do the same. Your instincts were good.

Penis playing...there is a lot of humor there, but also it is wonderful as he learns more about himself. Yes, all boys do that.