Sunday, February 28, 2010

Making My Kid Laugh

Dylan has been doing a great job going potty. With the exception of a very difficult week, when he just abruptly decided he would not have any parts of it, he has been accident free. When he had that difficult week, Jim suggested that we use "Puppy" as motivation. If he wanted to keep "Puppy" he had to go on the potty. Accidents resulted in him losing "Puppy". Worked like a charm.

This week, I was saying to Jim that the little girl at work, while pleasant, doesn't really laugh that much. I said that one of the things that I love the most about Dylan is how often he laughs. I make him laugh all the time. It really doesn't take much. He laughs hard, and he laughs loud, and I love it.

One day this week, Dylan and I were drawing with his board. I told him I would draw something and he could guess what it was. I somehow got on a food kick, drawing strawberries, cake, bananas. When I drew the cake, Dylan said, "Daddy likes cheesecake. Mommy likes cookies". The kid certainly knows us! That is when I drew these...

This is me, shoving chocolate chip cookies in my mouth.
This is Jim, shoving cheesecake in his mouth.
This is Dylan, laughing hysterically.
Really, I wish I would have gotten the laughter on video, but the camera was close by, so that's what I grabbed.

He was laughing himself silly, when suddenly he went "Oh no!" I looked down and there was a small wet spot on the front of his pants. He said "I was laughing and a little pee came out!"
I made my kid laugh so hard, he peed his pants! It was the first time he had an accident that I really wasn't upset. It happens. It might have even happened to me on occasion. Laughing so hard a little pee comes out? I might even call that a great day.

8 comments:

Brooke G. said...

You are a good artist ;) Yeah, you can't very well get mad about him having a little accident over laughing too hard. What a goof! Love it :D

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You really are talented. In both art and comedy apparently!

Feather said...

this might be my favorite post yet...there is so much YOU in here...your artistic ability is highlighted, your humor, your parenting skills...all fantastic! i love your drawings. like reallyreally. so cute. the little puddle-maker!

The Girls' Mommy said...

That is the best picture!!

Amber said...

This is awesome on so many levels. I think I just laughed so hard at him laughing so hard that a little pee might have just come out. Which isn't hard these days, what with a jacked up bladder and all(ah, the price we pay for bringing offspring into this world!). And if you ever saw my attempt at drawing you would laugh so hard that, well, you know.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That is hilarious! Cracks me right up! I've actually done that...but I think it's because I'm getting old and ... oh dear. I don't want to think about it. :-)

Burgh Baby said...

That's when you know you've got your kid wrapped around your little finger, for sure!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Awww . . . now Dylan and I have something in common! There is nothing sweeter than the sound of hysterical laughter coming from my kids - I wish I could bottle it up and save it for grumpy days.