I Saw Your Bum

At almost 3 (gasp) my daughter is growing so fast and changing everyday. Her questions are rapid and seem to be pulled out of thin air;

“Why is the water going so fast?”

“Who is that person?”

“What’s that smell like?”

“I saw your bum, want to see mine?”

Keeping up with her, educating her, and attempting to build her character without creating a sarcastic, twisted, slightly jaded version of myself is exhausting.

I’m on my toes when I’m with her, ready for her toddler curiosity;

“Those are rapids, we don’t play near water, hold mommy’s hand and ask if you want to swim; I don’t know that person, mommy doesn’t know everyone in the world, it’s nice to smile, try not to mimic mommy’s dirty looks; I don’t know what that smell is, it’s probably daddy, I smell him a lot,  but we shouldn’t ask that question; I know you saw my bum but we’re in a public washroom so lets keep that to ourselves and you can keep your bum in your pants thankyouverymuch.”

She’s almost 3.

*cue panic attack.

I have no idea what I’m doing but I love every minute of it.

almost 3


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8 Responses to I Saw Your Bum
  1. Sarcasm Goddess
    January 18, 2013 | 6:07 pm

    That is a fantastic dress and those pearls are to die for. Also? There’s no way she’s almost three! No way.

    One more thing. Would you like to see MY bum?

  2. Alison
    January 18, 2013 | 8:10 pm

    Three is a great age. MUCH better than two. 🙂

  3. Galit Breen
    January 19, 2013 | 11:15 pm

    Hee! I love the conversations we end up having with our littles – and why are their questions always the loudest in public bathrooms?! 🙂

    {*I also love what you wrote about not knowing what you’re doing, but loving every minute. Me too, sister. Me, too.}

    Lovely, fun post, girl! Love!

  4. Rachel
    January 20, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    My daughter is obsessed with my butt! They are curious about everything. It is lovely…and exhausting!

  5. Lady Estrogen
    January 21, 2013 | 9:31 am

    We were at a play group a the library last week and Thing 2 comes over to me with a sour face & proclaimed (quite loudly), “Someone here smells like poop. It hurts my nose!”
    Good times.

  6. Jackie Park-Cross
    January 21, 2013 | 6:44 pm

    Absolutely adorable!

    My son will be 3 this month and everything is ‘what’ or ‘why’ all day long… and it doesn’t matter what answer I give him he continues to question everything.

  7. Greta
    January 21, 2013 | 11:05 pm

    Three year olds are amazing and exhausting. Mine’s favorite word is “butt” and it will stay that way as long as her father continues to laugh at her butt jokes. SIGH.

  8. Maggie S.
    January 22, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    So sweet.

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