only one, really. he ripped out a fart so ominously stanky that he nearly smoked us both out of the car.
reasons my kid is the ideal road trip companion:
he cracked me up by actually trying to sniff his own butt to see *how bad* the fart really was. also, by intoning the Movie Guy voice while talking to hubby on the phone: “in a world, where dad gets lost on the phone…”.
and? he kept himself entertained the whole way down and back. 4 and a half hours each way, no complaints, one pee break each way. he was mildly curious about how far we had to go, and very jazzed about crossing into each new state. his reaction to each one was funny. “hey, New Jersey doesn’t look anything like what i thought it would!” well, what did you expect? “well… more… desert-y, i guess.” *snicker* yeah… not quite that far south, kiddo.
we drove down to NJ this weekend, MedSm and me, for my nephew’s baptism. MedSm made new friends, collected a bazillion tennis balls and sold some of them, was funny and polite, and i was immensely proud of my little man – and told him so, and told him he was awesome in the car, that he was great to travel with. i think we don’t necessarily pass along compliments often enough.
reasons i love my nephew, the J-man:
he is the most gorgeous, Zen-like baby i’ve ever met. baptism, cold water poured on head? didn’t phase him. just reached for the water like “hey, that’s interesting – what is it?”
and, i have finally found someone who loves my singing voice. 🙂 i stocked up on premium baby time this weekend, and spent some time rocking him as he fought valiantly against napping, while i sang James Taylor songs to him. and he seemed to dig it. hey, he’s still a brand spankity new itty bitty. he’ll catch on eventually, and i’ll enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂