Monday, January 21, 2008

Matthew's "Initiation into Manhood"...and 3 experiences I hope never to repeat


Here is a video of Matthew's "Initiation into Manhood" as he receives the ol' towel snap from Daddy. From his reaction, I think he and his Daddy are going to have a lot of fun at the expense of my kitchen towels. No Matthews were harmed in the making of this video.


1. The stomach drop that you feel when you are in the shower and you realize that you put the baby down for a nap in just a diaper (and in a borrowed play yard in your sister's bedroom)...and then going into the room to find the baby awake...standing up... and NAKED! Diaper on the floor. And it's dirty.

2. Sitting in an AMTRAK dining car across from a nice gentleman who is explaining the lucrative field of "packaging science" to you while your baby shreds the white paper tablecloth that needs to last through the entire dinner session. You try to maintain eye contact and nod occasionally to show interest while franctically in your mind and calmly in your actions you struggle to minimize the damage. The man stops talking about packaging science long enough to note that your baby "sure is a handful." Retreat to sleeping car.

3. Needing to use the 3'X3' dirty train bathroom with an 11 month old baby who is all hands. Enough said.


Rebecca said...

Fun video!!!! He is such a cute lil' handful. Love that grin. :)

What IS it with people who think you can carry on normal conversation while your children are FALLING APART around you!!! It's like the people that keep yammering on the phone even though your baby is screaming in the background. Drives me crazy...

stefanie said...

hahahahahaha! i love the experiences you hope never to repeat. especially the one that involves the playpin still in my room and the story that followed it.

jen said...

I can't believe Matthew keeps getting cuter! How is it possible? I love his laugh!



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Yvonne Crawford said...

That is just hilarious. A great post. gotta love those moments - well not really, but ya gotta appreciate them. :)

Love the video as well. He's so cute.


G'night Gracie said...

Hi Tish,
Just came across your blog from the A-parents-China group. I had to comment - what a beautiful little boy. I'm Mom to a daughter from China. I love reading other stories. I especially love the Christmas video you shared. It inspired me to go home and get some video of my little Grace. They grow up so fast!


Sherry said...

Is that hazing in the video? LOL! LOL! Gotta love being welcomed by a naked baby... I usually am about 3-4 times a month. :)