Thursday, August 7, 2008

Funny or NOT FUNNY ?

I have a cute baby story to share, which is NOT funny.

Mia was taking a bath last night, playing with her soap fingerpaints. It's colored liquid soap that kids can smear on the bathtub and paint with, and she loves the stuff. She also loves to stick everything in her mouth these days. You can see where I'm going. Mrs DrX and I are both watching her play, and the Mrs squirts some more yellow paint on her hand. Nearly the entire wad of paint immediately goes in the mouth, like if you had a handful of peanuts and shoved the whole thing in. The kid also has no respect for authority, and will laugh at us when we tell her no. So, of course, as the parents who know what soap tastes like, we naturally look horrified say "no!" and the kid gives us a big shit-eating grin and a little giggle, yellow soap streaming out of her mouth. "I'm sure they make this stuff non-toxic," the Mrs says, reaching for the label. Very slowly, over maybe 20-30 seconds, the grin fades, her eyes start watering, and just as she starts to yell, a large bubble pops out of her mouth. I fucking lost it and started cracking up, while Mrs DrX got the screaming kid out of the bath and attempted to rinse the remaining soap out.

So, am I evil for laughing? Debate.

7 comments:

kevthegreat said...

Yes, you are evil. It's good to know that Mia has the punk spirit, though. Fuck authority! I'm buying her an electric guitar when she turns 8.

kevthegreat said...

By the way, is she still alive?

DrX said...

Yes, she's alive. The paint was non-toxic.

kevthegreat said...

Ok, then I guess you're not evil. If she died and you ate her, then that would be pretty evil. Laughing at your child's stupidity, however, is fine in my book.

phishbone23 said...

Yeah man, you got even for her laughing at you.....it's "just retribution". You probably should have done the bull dance and let out a big Nelson "HA-HA" right in her face too.

Megan said...

I think that laughing at someone who trusts, adores, and idolizes you is a little evil. Sure she is testing limits and exploring, but that is her job. Making fun of her when things go badly, especially when she expected you to keep her safe... pretty evil....

chilifarts said...

It's all good, my kiddo eats bubbles.

I laugh.

He laughs.

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