Saturday: Parenting Humor

Vegan Goodness:

Today we ate:

  • Breakfast: Green smoothies for Mom and LP followed by chocolate-chip banana muffins for everyone!
  • Lunch: Leftover peanutty pasta for Mom and veggie dog/avocado tortilla wraps for Dad and LP
  • Mom snacked on Joe-Joe’s and almonds during LP’s nap
  • Dinner: Red curry with tofu, cauliflower and carrots.

Money Matters:
Today we spent the following:

  • $21.06 at Whole Foods.  This should be our last grocery trip until after Thanksgiving!

Mom Musings:

It might seem a little strange, I don’t read that many mom-blogs.  This is partially due to the fact that I have a ton of teaching and vegan blogs that I still struggle to keep up with.  However, there are a few blogs that I can’t get enough of: Eating Over the Kitchen Sink, Parenting, Illustrated with Crappy Pictures and Honest Toddler.  What I love about these parenting blogs is that they are hilarious.  They are hilarious in the same, somewhat twisted, way that parenting itself is hilarious.  They are the kind of humor that I might have found a bit entertaining without kids, but that I now find hysterical.

Let me try to explain.  Babies do funny things, like stick random objects in their mouths or tip over (gently).  Toddlers do funny things like call stuffed bears “bao bao” and clap their hands and say “yay” when you tell them we are having kale for dinner.  This is cute humor.  Think Bill Cosby.  However, babies also smile and then barf down the front of your shirt, make insane sounds when they poop and stick their fingers up people’s noses.  Toddlers will tell you that their poop “smells good,” eat food off the floor and fart loudly and then laugh their assess off.  This is a whole other kind of humor. Think Eddie Izzard, but not quite as brainy.

What I love about the blogs that I mentioned above is that they write about the latter.  They write about the things kids (and parents) do that we would never, ever, want to share with anyone who hasn’t also survived this thing called parenthood.  And posts like this one and this one make me laugh incredibly hard because I’ve so been there!!  I makes me wish I could write more humorously.  Maybe then I could share the stories about how LP pulled his pants down, sat on the potty and then stuck his smoothie cup in his underwear in a way that makes readers laugh instead of cringe.  Or maybe I could write about the time I was changing IP on a guest-bed when she looked up and gave me the most beautiful smile and then proceeded to poop – a lot.   But I don’t think I’m that funny yet, so I guess I’ll stick to the cute stuff for a while and leave the funny to the experts.

Note: Yes, much of the real funny stuff that happens is related to poop and pee.  That is life with kids – deal with it.

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