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You ever have those mommy moments when you declare: ”I’ve got to write this down?” Well that would be how I would have to describe this particular incident from this past Friday. A true mommy moment that left me rolling with laughter.
Before I begin, it should be noted that we are in the midst of potty training Peanut. We are almost there but have had a few set backs as I’m sure is a familiar story with families of a newborn in the house. So on with the story…
Friday morning Goose found a cricket in our hallway and promptly placed it in the toilet. Later, when Peanut woke up, we both went to the restroom. I went first and before I could flush Peanut looked inside. ”Look mommy,” she said, “you made a cricket. I want to make a cricket.”
It took me a second to figure out what she was talking about, but I soon realized my hubby never flushed the cricket down the toilet from earlier in the morning. Thus, to a two year old it looked like I had made a cricket. Magic!
Immediately upon this discovery, Peanut sat down on the toilet to try to “make a cricket.” When she got done, she was so disappointed. ”I didn’t make a cricket mommy.” I explained that it was okay and maybe we could try again next time all while inwardly rolling with laughter.
Later, when Goose came home, he asked Peanut, “did you make a cricket today?” Her immediate response, “No…but mommy did!” Ha! Love the way little minds think.
A friend later told me, “well, it looks like you now have your code phrase for going to the potty.”
“What’s that?” I asked.
“Well, do you need to go make a cricket?”