Most of the time I don’t think my life is very interesting. I’m home all day with a kid who says things like, “Oom. Et-ee. It daa. Hai mummy. Puppies. Puppies. Pysh ah. Ah! Hahaha! Whoees. Et-ee” Sure, sometimes she’s funny, but I forget what it is that she did that was so funny, or it’s only funny if you SAW her do it.
I write mini blog posts in my head, all day. I write because I want to remember this time. I didn’t write much during Claire’s first 9 months, and I wish I had. So I’m determined to keep track of the daily happenings.
So, when something that had potential to be a really great post happened last night, I immediatly wrote down some notes about it. I’ve been trying to twist and turn the events, to get just the right descriptions to accuratly portray the incident. I don’t think I have it just yet, but I’m going to revisit this post during her naps and keep working on it.
Topic: Claire sat on my lap while I was pooping.
Here’s where it gets tricky. Normally, I’d start at the beginning. I set Claire up with (fucking) Nemo, and tiptoed away to the bathroom. I thought I had enough time to do my ahem business before she decided to look for me.
I was wrong. I had maybe 45 seconds to myself before I heard her little footsteps and her small voice ask, “Mommy?”
“Hi, honey. Mommy’s going potty. Do you want to go potty?” I asked, trying to buy some time. She nodded, lifted up her dress and sat on her potty. This will give me at least another minute.
But, she’s a smart kid. She stood up almost immediatly, looked down at her diaper in confusion, and walked over to me. She played with some of the bath toys, but looked a little sad.
“Mommy?” She asked, holding up her arms. “Pee-ee? Peeese?” This means “Pick me up, please.” Not “Can I go pee, too?” So I did. I picked her up, sat her on my lap and continued to do my ahem business.
And I’ll tell you, she was silent. No wiggling, no speaking, she just sat there, stoic. I haven’t seen her sit that quietly since she learned how to walk. We practiced some sign language – boat, baby, book.
I finally was done, and we walked out of the bathroom, hand in hand.
So, here’s my dilema. The funny part about that story is in the middle. She sat on my lap while I was pooping. But the part about her being quiet is pretty funny too. I don’t know. I’ll look at it later and see what I can change. There’s always room for improvement.