Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Who says "bootie" anyway?

Who says bootie besides rap artists and pirates?

My son.

These days, anything is cool when paired with the word head.  Bootie head. Broccoli head. Elmo head.

Giggles abound when potty talk rules. Bootiedootiepoopoopeepeebutt. Head.

You get the picture.

I hear he's hilarious with the preschool set.

We attended a birthday party recently. Fun was had by all. As the party began to wind down, I noticed our guy pick up pebbles and throw them into the street.  I warned him not to do it again. He looked at me, grabbed a handful and threw.

With great sadness (not even faked because I had to set aside my half-consumed, icy adult beverage), I said, "Uh-oh. Now we have to leave."

We tried to remove him from the scene as quickly as possible.The hubs and I swung into leaving mode while our son threw his body into a series of contortions any yogi would envy.

For his grand finale, he threw back his head and screamed, "I'm not going anywhere, Bootie Head!"

I called in the muscle (aka Dad).  He scooped him up and took him to the car.

The baby girl considered it great entertainment. I'm sure some of the other witnesses did, too. They were glad it was us and not them.

Bootie Head?



  1. Repeat after me:
    "Parenting is not for wimps."
    "I am proud that Max's vocabulary is expanding."
    "I will be stronger person for having been called a Bootie Head and not throwing a temper tantrum in front of my friends."
    "This too shall pass, and I will strangely miss it."
    Hang in there!

    1. I have a feeling I will be inserting different words in this mantra as time progresses. Thanks!

  2. It's nice to know I'm not the only bootiehead parent out there with a toddler who likes to make dramatic exits. :)

    1. Gives new meaning to "save the drama for yo' mama."

  3. Love it! Brandi, when my son Ben was four, he went through a stage of calling me "Pooh pooh butt." I don't think I handled it as well as you handled your situation. What good parents you are! (And your kids are SO stinking cute! My goodness! Bet it's hard to say "no" to them sometimes!)

  4. I'm not sure how well we "handle" our situations. There are so many! Perhaps this one was managed okay.:)
    "...so stinking cute..." Thanks.
    "...hard to say 'no'" Not for us. However, we do know other adults who think he's funny. I wonder what the moms of Robin Williams and Bill Cosby thought of their little people at 3 1/2!

  5. I am proud of you for following through and leaving...I may have been tempted to ignore and finish my icey adult beverage! Lesson learned for me...stick to my guns no matter how hard the situation!!