Wednesday, March 03, 2010

hump day humor...

... or I may never understand boys.

Yesterday the precious fruit on my womb, also know as The Boy, was getting ready for his bath in the evening. Instead he decided it would more entertaining to burst into the living room bare ass naked and declare himself "Fart Man"! Then run through the house farting, leaving a trail of stink behind him as he dashed from room to room.

Please tell me my child isn't the only weird one out there. Please. Validate my parenting by easing my mind.

27 comments:

doctoreric said...

My 4 year old loves to "toot." He thinks it's hilarious.

Gentleman Farmer said...

I'm not sure what the problem is here. Farts are ALWAYS funny. Running around naked is ALWAYS fun.

If necessary, I can teach him how to do arm-farts.

Just another mad Catholic said...

ahhhh....... Children

fuinseoig said...

Yep, sounds like an average little boy. Or indeed not so little boy.

My brother (plenty old enough to know better) thought it was hilarious to teach my nephew (son of our sister) to belch.

Male humour, eh?

Jo Anne said...

Oh, I just love boys...they are so real. As a big sister to 4 younger brothers, mother of a son, teacher, and elementary school principal (now retired) I can attest to the flight of childhood. Enjoy his silliness and remember the stories for his children. God's blessings upon you and The Boy!

Karen said...

Yet another reason for me thank God every day that I have girls! I'll try to remember this when my girls are talking constantly at me or whining incessantly.

Tim said...

I believe there is a very similar story in Genesis of Adam doing just such a thing in the Garden of Eden. Of course you have to go back to the early manuscripts to find it as it was cut out during the creation of the Vulgate.

Rose said...

Unfortunately, that sounds an awful lot like my mother-in-law's one and only son.

Kristen said...

I have a set of four year old twin boys. Oh, you should hear the potty humor between the two of them. The other day they were drawing pictures together with their Crayola markers and giggling and I went over to see what was going on. They had drawn these elaborate (and realistic!) depictions of themselves "pooping diarrhea in the toilet". I was so proud.

Friends who are parents of adult male twins say that this stage does not end until late high school years, at the earliest.

Mimi said...

My oldest son once wrote a song using nothing but animals and the name for their excrement.

Theocoid said...

Sounds age appropriate to me.

Charles said...

Freud rules!

Jeanne said...

I have 7 sons.........sounds perfectly normal.
They are wild at heart, just as God designed them.
Laugh with him, C.

TCN said...

You need photos, for blackmail, when he's an equally obnoxious teenager. Never leave the digital camera behind.

Mary Ellen said...

It could be worse...he could be twins. :-)

3puddytats said...

I can always remember my three-year-old cousin after his bath coming downstair with a HUGE bathtowel over his shoulders..with a living room full of company he walked up to an unsuspecting older relative and with a very serious look in his face and a very fake accent said, "I'm the COUNT" and opened up his towel with both his arms (like Dracula)....not a stitch on underneath..my elderly auntie about passed out..

To this day we endlessly tease him about being "The Littlest Flasher." :)

Sara

Lazy Disciple said...

THe boy is what? 7? Lordy, I'd be worried if he wasn't dashing round busting a** all the time.

It's just what they do.

So long as he knows when NOT to make a spectacle of himself, you're doing fine.

Best,
LD

RFP said...

Um, Crescat? The Boy is not weird. He is normal. Expect more of the same, plus lots of unexpected and creative variations. Boys are lots of fun!

Nana said...

Having raised 3 sons I can assure you this is normal behavior!My 2 brothers were the same.

Anne Marie said...

Yes, Mom, it is quite normal to run room to room, naked like Adam before all the trouble, tooting like a french horn. Sometimes crying, "I fart in your general direction", as he flys by. Even Hubby has been known to join in, so I don't think they ever actually outgrow the joy of bare naked farting. It's even more joyful if Mom is completely grossed out.

Matthew said...

There is an Inuit/Eskimo mythical figure called Fart Man, I think in their tongue, Matshishkapeu. (I am not making this up!!). He is also, naturally, connected with constipation. I also seem to remember some Asian culture refers to Europeans as "those who confine their farts with clothing."

Melissa "Darla" In Texas said...

Oh my... just wait until he learns that you can light it! Fortunately, my son outgrew that stage!

Lola said...

I have very girlie girls who think farting is the funniest fun of all.

If we got The Boy together with my darlings, well, we'd be lighting lots of matches.

The Crescat said...

Lola... lighting matches... or arranging marriages? LOL

Belinda said...

I have a 10 year old girl who finds humor in it...and is also proud of her belching prowess. (Hearing her belch the beginning of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" was appallingly impressive....)

Short answer: Yes, it's normal.

Dominic Mary said...

It could be so much worse . . . one dear friend of mine had her two-year old son accused of sexually interfering with the neighbour's little girl . . . as a result of chasing her round the garden naked apart from red wellingtons ! (The girl was, I believe, almost equally unclad; but that was not thought to be relevant by her horrified mother !)

truthfinder said...

Three sons and three grandsons: perfectly normal behavior.