18) Bodily functions are not nearly as gross as they use to be. Don’t get me wrong…they’re still gross, but there’s something kind of cute and endearing about a toddler tooting. Don’t believe me? Enjoy the following dialogue…Oh but before we begin, let’s pause for an official message! OFFICIAL MESSAGE: Names (and possibly gender) have been changed below in order to protect the involved party from massive amounts of embarrassment during his/her fragile teenage years. Thank you. =)
Mom: (in a whisper at the top of the stairs) “Gracie, come upstairs, please. We need to get you dressed. We have to be quiet though because Grandma’s sleeping!”
Gracie: (in a loud declaration at the bottom of the stairs) “I tooted!”
Mom: Shhhh! Sweetheart, we have to be quiet…..
Gracie: (thinking Mommy must have not heard correctly because SURELY Mommy would have responded with a hearty congratulations or an enthusiastic hooray, Gracie shouts even louder, with more emphasis to announce her great accomplishment) “I TOOOOOOT-ED!!!”
Mom: (Half smiling, half shaking her head with the knowledge that Grandma is now undoubtedly awake) That’s great, dear…Come on up. (Gracie, feeling affirmed, beams with pride and begins her ascent up the stairs).
See? Cute, right?