Lack of sleep put little damper on the fun, suffice it to say. We had a really good time. Jake completely crashed in the stroller around 4:30 and stayed crashed until we loaded him into the car at 6:00. We went out to dinner at Red Robin (first time for most of us, in every way it was a better experience than TGI Friday’s) and Lane crashed about two minutes into our car ride home and slept the full two hours of the trip, waking only a couple miles from home. So now, she is watching Family Guy with Frank… something that happens a little too much than I really care for, but as I decreed yesterday, Frank sucks.
To be fair, I am not always a stellar parent either.
After we got home, we got Jake to bed and Lane and I took a long bath together, which we don’t do too often and I usually use as an opportunity to have a Q & A about our bodies. I just let her ask me any questions she has about how bodies work or about body parts. We talked about why I have boobs, and that she might grow a baby in her belly when she’s a grown-up like me, and how food turns into poop and juice turns into pee-pee, and why boys only have one penis and how she’ll never have a penis because she’s a girl, and why Mike Wazowski only has one very big eye.
I love having these conversations with her, but they sometimes bring forth a mindset that creates very interesting talks later on…
Shortly after the bath, Lane walked into the bathroom while Frank was peeing, and she then came out and we had the ensuing conversation, somewhat paraphrased but pretty close to the original:
Lane: “Daddy has a penis too. A REALLY BIG penis.”
Me, after a pause to suppress a peal of laughter: “Yep, Daddy has a penis because he’s a boy, like Jake’s a boy.”
Lane: “Jake has a little teeny tiny penis.” This sentence is said in a cutesy little voice with accompanying hand gestures.
Me: <stifling insane giggles> “That’s all true. Daddy is a lot bigger than Jake. Daddy’s nose is a lot bigger than Jake’s nose, too, right?”
Lane: “Yeah… Daddy’s penis is a lot bigger than Jake’s. Someday Jake will be bigger and his penis will be bigger, right?”
Me: “Yep, Jake is going to keep getting bigger, just like you keep getting bigger. Someday he’ll be as big as Daddy.”
Lane: “And he’ll learn to go potty on the toilet, too!”
Me: “He sure will. (to Frank, who is still in the bathroom) Are you overhearing this conversation, Frank?”
Frank: (muffled through bathroom door) “Yes, unfortunately.”