February 19, 2008

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Ahhh...yes, that IS what little boys are made of. At least Captain Chaos is...I asked him yesterday, after reading "The Pokey Little Puppy" where the puppy's tail was in the picture, and he proudly pointed and said "DID!!!" which is his newest exclamation, simply meaning "I did it!" used regardless of what the question was, or action taken. At any rate, once he pointed to the tail in the picture, he solemnly turned and pointed to his own backside and said "Mine" and nodded, eyes wide. I said "What?" and he pointed to the tail again and then his own backside and said "Mine. Tail. Mine."

Now, while I was wildly proud that he actually spoke 3 words in a row that were understandable, and actually made sense when said together, I was concerned that he might think he really had a tail.

Later that afternoon, while I was changing his diaper, he reached around to his chubby butt-cheeks, and said "Nonny tail Mommy" and held his dimpled hand up in his "where is it?" gesture. It was precious, but again, all I could think was "how do you explain to a 20-month old that only animals like puppies, kitties, and horses have tails. Boys and girls do NOT... *SIGH* Portents of things to come???

1 comment:

FarmWife said...

Um, Kork, are you sure little boys don't have tails? Mine always thought they did at that age. That sure was a doozy to try to explain.