June 29, 2010

A long summer of butt jokes

Ben, Colorado, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Just returned from a very summery time visiting my sister and her family in Colorado! I've been taking the Dream Lab class to heart--playing, resting and trying to be kind to myself. It must be working! (Matt and I even had a silly string fight last week, which I seriously recommend.)

Just after landing back at SFO, we were all waiting on the tarmac to be let out of the plane. The plane was completely silent, everyone a little impatient to get to their destination.

Ben suddenly announces loudly: I LOVE my daddy! I LOVE my dada!
(I could see people's faces relax into an oh-what-a-lovely-boy-type expression.
Ben: And I love YOU mama!
Me: Thanks Ben...
(more smiles on people's faces)
Ben: And I LOVE LOVE butt! I love to eat butt!!!
Me: Okay Ben, that's enough. That's enough.
Blissed out expressions of passengers turn to either expressions of surprise or peals of laughter.

The butt thing is big in our house these days. I'm assuming it's like a 3 year old developmental milestone? One the pediatrician never told us about? I have a feeling this is a long phase. ;)

Posted on June 29, 2010 09:53 AM

My 4 year old announced this to me, "I pick my nose because boogers are my favorite thing to eat!" Ahhhhh, boys.

Posted by: Allison at July 16, 2010 02:24 PM

Sorry to say, the butt phase with boys lasts nearly their entire life...

Posted by: Puanani at July 11, 2010 06:19 PM

I love this! Just wait until he's a teenager....!

Posted by: Stephanie at July 7, 2010 05:03 PM

This just made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing your very "human" moment!

Posted by: laura at July 6, 2010 07:25 PM

This just made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing your very "human" moment!

Posted by: laura at July 6, 2010 07:24 PM

Ben is a comic genius! Playing to the crowd perfectly. LOVE it.

Posted by: Diana at July 6, 2010 01:18 PM

Oh, the butt thing. For us, it is poop and pee, pee and poop, with the occasional penis thrown in for good measure.

Sigh. :)

Posted by: Stacy (Mama-Om) at July 5, 2010 08:55 PM

Well...I'm no expert, BUT my 4 1/2 year-old is going strong with the butt thing, & my 2 year-old has started strong, so it does look like a long phase for us!!

Posted by: Jamie F at July 5, 2010 07:15 PM

Awesome! So very awesome...I think the bliss even travels through the internet.

Posted by: Jacki at July 2, 2010 08:46 AM

So funny! I have a daughter who is two and she goes to part-time daycare with two or three little boys. One night in the bath she pointed to her crotch and said, "Mommy, where'd penis go?" !! We end up having a lot of discussions these days about the differences between girls and boys!

Posted by: Beth at July 1, 2010 07:55 PM

Butt jokes are *probably* a little less embarrassing than the time I was at dinner with some friends and their daughter started pointing to men's crotches and saying, "Is that your penis?" Clearly, she had just had some of her first anatomy questions answered. We all laughed hysterically, though. ;-)

Posted by: Kate at July 1, 2010 09:29 AM

I have a 16 year old and he still makes butt jokes. Good luck with the phase, it does teach you to not be embarrassed and just laugh.

Posted by: busymomma66 at June 30, 2010 11:03 AM

hahahaha lovely post..made me laugh...the butt part is only the beginning Andrea...wait until he learns penis...my girlfriend's daughter at about 3 or 4 told me "my daddy has a penis and it's 'this' big".

Posted by: Leslie at June 30, 2010 10:30 AM

ah, so it's not just MY THREE YEAR old? whew. : ) i feel your pain.

Posted by: allyn | allthingsami at June 30, 2010 10:24 AM

..."sigh..." pure delight!

Posted by: jill at June 30, 2010 09:52 AM

a truely Out Of the Mouths of Babes moment, LOL

Posted by: jakki at June 30, 2010 07:09 AM

LOVED this story. It's always especially funny when the sweetness yields to humor/mortification.

Posted by: Paula at June 30, 2010 07:07 AM

A seven year old and a three year old here, and no signs of toilet talk (we have moved on to more than just butts unfortunately) abating anytime soon...

Posted by: Natasha at June 30, 2010 04:23 AM

With my nephew it was boobies.... he just loved boobies and once, when my sister-in-law was showing a potential buyer around her house, when she asked him his name, he replied, with a beatific smile, "boobies" which kinda threw her... bless them all.

Posted by: Mel at June 30, 2010 02:21 AM

oh my god. I can just see you melting on the plane!
Or - Laughing!

THAT is hilarious. I hope this phase ends soon - just because Max is heading in that direction - he will be 3 in a year and a half - so it's a time I am bracing myself for!

welcome home by the way.

Posted by: Catherine at June 30, 2010 12:06 AM

that was laugh out loud funny - for real. thanks for sharing.

Posted by: cynthia at June 29, 2010 08:41 PM

that was laugh out loud funny - for real. thanks for sharing.

Posted by: cynthia at June 29, 2010 08:40 PM

that is so funny :)
my son is 10 and fart talk shows no sign of waning.
my daughter on the other hand, now 7, went through a phase in the last year with wanting to experiment with "bad words" that my son never went through. she once had me whisper along with her the word "fuck" - i think she found it very liberating.

Posted by: Sandra at June 29, 2010 07:19 PM

yeah -- seven-year-old boy here, lot 'o butt, pee pee, poop and other bodily function humor. with no end in sight. brace yourself girl.

Posted by: Life in Eden at June 29, 2010 06:16 PM

LOL I love that kid of yours! Ben you are hysterical and adorable and make me smile with every post of your mom's!

Posted by: Michelle at June 29, 2010 06:00 PM

This could be a loooooooooooooong phase. My son is 36. My son-in-law that will be visiting next week, is 34. yeah.

Posted by: Kimberley at June 29, 2010 04:51 PM

hahaha!!! this had me in a fit of laughter...because my roommate's three year old has been in a kick the past few weeks of saying poopoo, doodie, doodie head, etc etc, and the like......and he dies laughing talking about butts and everything else inappropriate....i can't help but kinda laugh too.

Posted by: celisa at June 29, 2010 03:31 PM

butt phase ... fart phase ... belch phase ... I grew up with boys. They never outgrow it.

Posted by: donna at June 29, 2010 03:24 PM

Hysterical! I am SO hoping this is just a boy thing.... (I have a two year old girl.) I have a feeling it's not.

Posted by: Carrie S. at June 29, 2010 03:15 PM

Enjoy this phase b/c soon you will be in the "why" stage and you will be explaining why Paul drives the car while John was a monster, George was hiding, and Ringo found the yellow submarine.
One day my 4 year old fired off 2 hours of non-stop questions about the Beatles.

Posted by: Jeannine at June 29, 2010 03:07 PM

He's a boy - it'll be a long phase. Has your husband grown out of his? If so, there's hope. If not, enjoy the boy in them both! ;)

Posted by: Ali at June 29, 2010 02:18 PM

Booty is my three year old's favorite. Guaranteed giggles everytime.

Posted by: Joy at June 29, 2010 02:04 PM

We have serious butt obsession over here, along with all things related. Months back, Lucy made up her first knock knock joke. It goes like this:
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Pee-pee and poo-poo.
Pee-pee and poo-poo, who?
Do you need to go to the BATHROOM? (giggle giggle)

Right there with you, mama.

Posted by: Jen Lee at June 29, 2010 01:24 PM

Yep - right with you with my own 3 1/2 year old. Everything is butt-this and butt-that and it's downright Buttastic. Song lyrics get changed to butt, songs are made up about butts. I actually got my butt slapped the other day and was asked, "Nice butt mommy! You get those underwear at Target?". Lovely. Now my 23 month old is in on the game. Fab. ButtFab. :)

Posted by: Angie K at June 29, 2010 01:09 PM

Oh yes, butts are SO interesting! Mine are 6 and 9. Only recently the 9 year old switched to a mode of thinking butt jokes are undignified. He often sees his own behavior mirrored by his little brother and decides he doesn't want to look or sound like THAT! As an only child the sibling relationship is fascinating.

Posted by: heidi at June 29, 2010 01:08 PM

Us too, at the age of 7, even the word "butt" is a hoot and a half. Of course my son never said he loved to eat butt! That would make me laugh too.

Posted by: Kim at June 29, 2010 12:24 PM

my son is 10, and we're still hearing butt jokes, plus other body parts, and bodily functions. It's great.

Posted by: annette at June 29, 2010 11:52 AM

you have no idea how long the butt thing last. my son is seven and the butt obsession has started all over again on a whole new level. he is obsessed with MY behind.

Posted by: lu at June 29, 2010 11:17 AM