We were in the bathroom just after bath time and Boden asks mom, “do you have a penis?” Mom replies, “Only boys and daddy’s have a penis”. Hutson then asks “why don’t you have a penis mama?” Mom says, “because mommies and girls have a vagina”. Hutson states “a bagina?!!?”
Hutson and Bode have been enjoying their trips out to the stables to visit Rock Star. They love to bring him apples and carrots to snack on. They are even warming up to the stables dog, a old chocolate lab who is very gentle with the boys.
Hutson has a habit of doing a little dance when he is happy. He will get a snack and then in a moment of pure joy, will say “HA HA” and then do a little jig where he runs in place with his knees high and says “whoooo” and takes off. Like the cartoon character road runner.
The boys are also play fighting/wrestling a lot. We tell the boys if they want to play rough, they have to ask. So Hutson will ask Bode if he wants to fight, Bode usually says yes and then they take off all their clothes and begin to wrestle. Boden wins the play fights every time but when Hutson gets angry, he will bite. Bode knows this and recognizes the look on Hutson’s face when he’s about to chomp, and then takes off crying that Hutson is going to bite him. I can’t blame him as Hutson’s bit is painful. They also like to play ninja. They have sticks that they use as swords and put them down their pants as a holster. Pretty funny as the swords are as long as their legs. But they fight the bad guys and show off their moves. Boden’s are quite elaborate and Hutson’s will kick his right leg up and kick and then swing the sword all while spinning around in circles.
Boden has memorized many of his books. If mom or dad tries to improvise on a page, he’s quick to correct us stating…that’s not what it says…it says this.
Every morning around 6.30, the boys come into our bed and snuggle for a few minutes before starting the day. It’s great to snuggle with them every morning. Hutson is usually first and will bring his cars or airplanes into bed along with snuggly. Bode will just bring Oscar. After 10 minutes or so, Bode will say, I’m hungry, lets go down stairs and eat cereal. Boden likes to eat the same thing every day. A mix of Joe’s O’s and Post flakes with a banana on the side. He basically wanted to mix what mom and dad ate for breakfast one morning and it’s been the same ever since. Hutson will eat just about anything. He likes cereal, oatmeal, eggs and bacon or pancakes.
Both boys are doing great in swim lessons. Hutson is ready to move up to the next level and swim without a parent while Boden is getting used to putting his face in the water for 5 seconds or more. They both love to swim. Boden smiles and laughs during the whole class.
Before going to bed, both boys share the routine of going pee pee, washing hands, brushing teeth and Bode wants to wash his face. We then read three books and have a last sip of milk then go to bed. Hutson sometimes plays jack in the box and gets out of bed a few times. But overall, they are pretty easy getting down. Especially if they have a shot or no nap in the afternoon. Boden still sleeps in “Uncle Dave’s Bed” and has not had an accident since July. He is very confident with his potty skills. Lately, after going poop, he will leave a strip of toilet paper in his bottom and walk out of the bathroom and state “I have a tail” It usually has a skid mark still on it so not real nice but if funny. Hutson will then cry out…I want a tail too! Then runs off to the bathroom to take off his pants and try to get a tail going.
Both boys enjoy working out. We often do pull ups together. The other evening, Hutson was laying on the ground and mom asked “Hutson, what are you doing?” He replied exercising. He was laying on his tummy and trying to do push ups. When you call him anything…Sweetie or pumpkin for example, he always replies “I’m Hutson”. Then he will call you ‘Hey buddy”.
Boden has been having a lot of dance parties lately. He will take off all his clothes and dance in front of the full length mirror. And he takes his dancing seriously. It appears as if he’s choreographed his moves and dance steps. Hutson tries to keep up but Bode is the has a serious case of dance fever.
The latest toys the boys have been playing with…Hutson has “Dusty” the airplane. He played with it for at least seven hours on Sunday and had it with him all day today. Bode has been having fun with ‘Hungry Hippos” and has built some race tracks.