I am currently reading a wonderful book called Bringing up Boys by Dr. James Dobson. I have laughed many times as I've been reading about the differences between boys and girls. JJ is SO different from Wubs and Bella, and the differences have become more and more evident. I feel like I'm a brand new mommy again, trying to navigate an unfamiliar territory. I am very thankful that I have two little mommies-in-training to help me with JJ while David is at work! wink. The girls are both eager to help keep JJ out of trouble and it really is a team effort.
Just the other week, Bella saved the day when JJ was was exploring the toilet. I was in the laundry room, and before I knew it, JJ had followed Bella into the bathroom. Apparently, after she flushed the toilet, JJ took the opportunity to splash in the potty water before Bella could close the lid. I could hear Bella calling for me and when I entered the bathroom, I saw JJ siting on the floor, happily sucking his paci and clapping his little wet hands together. "Mommy! JJ was splashing in the potty! But I saved the day and I pulled him away!" I immediately scooped up JJ and started to put soap on his hands. "Thank you, baby! You did the right thing!" Bella smiled at my praise, and she continued,"I also clipped his paci back on his shirt for you." *gulp* I looked at JJ, who was sucking on his paci while I washed his hands. I could barely bring myself to ask,"Why wasn't his paci attached to his shirt?" "He was swirling it in the potty, too." I know, now you understand the title of this post...Eeeeew!!
ps-JJ got a new truck for his birthday and we have found that he can even ride in it! I was pushing him around the house and Wubs snapped a few pictures.
"And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."- 1 Corinthians 10:13