Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, never boring

As I was getting my things ready to go this morning, Evie was sleeping so soundly in her car seat
and Eason was walking around drinking his milk. I loaded up my arms with by briefcase, my breastpump, my jacket, etc and took a step out to the garage when Eason announced, "I'm going to wake her up." "No, you are not," I said. "Yes, I am," came his reply, and then he stuck his face in her car seat close to hers and yelled, "HOOOOOONNNKK!"




Well, Evie woke up terrified and screaming as Eason giggled. This was the harshest he has been to his baby sister, but I do not think he realized really what he had done. I dropped all of my things and walked back to him. (a rather weak spanking ensued) But I explained that a harder spanking would come if he did that again. I told him that he had scared her, and that as her big brother his job was to protect her, not scare her. He finally began to realize that he had made her cry and so... then... he began to cry. Ah, life with two. :)
Eason told her he was sorry and I tried to get him to kiss her forehead, but he only weepily replied, "no, I don't want to." Instead, he followed my instruction to gently place her pacie in her mouth. He tried, but poor Evie was too upset to take it. Oh well. In the car we go to drive to grandmomma's. It was a rather quiet ride, other than Evie's pitiful whimpers. Usually, Eason and I have a nice chat the few blocks to gradmomma's, but not today. When we arrived at grandmomma's, I got Evie out and passed her on to grandmomma, then walked around to Eason's side.
I opened his door and Eason asks, "Mommy, do you have a 'gina?"
"Excuse me," I replied, hoping that I had heard him wrong.
To no avail, Eason repeats his question, "do you have a 'gina?"
"Yes baby, I have a 'gina."
Eason, "Does grandmomma have a 'gina?"
"Yes baby, grandmomma has a 'gina."
Thankfully, that ended the questioning.

Last week (as posted earlier), Eason revealed that he had learned that he has a penis and asked me whether I had one. Upon telling this story, a friend asked me whether I explained to him what I had. Since, he had not asked, I had not. That afternoon, when I picked the kiddos up, I asked his grandmomma, "have you and Eason been having anatomy lessons?" Momma B rather sheepishly grinned and said, "I think I know where this is going." I told her of that mornings conversation and she reminded me that she had taught sex ed when she was a sixth grade teacher.

No problem, I suppose it is best for him to know the proper terms. Warren and I just laugh, because at his age he has no governor to know when to say these things. I am just waiting for when we are out to eat and as the waiter approaches the table, to hear our child ask, "Mommy, does he have a penis?"

My child is the kid in the movie Kindergarten Cop, "boys have a penis and girls have a vagina."

4 comments:

sara said...

He he he! :)

Marion and Lawra said...

I love the placement of the pictures on this post! The look on Eason's little face is priceless! It really never ends, does it?

The Warf said...

Hey sara, I remember these days with Jimmy and Mary Catherine. We just explained to Jimmy that he couldn't talk about 'ginas and penis to anyone except mom, dad and nannie(grandma). He was pretty good about it. Jimmy really didn't like his sister for a long time. Now he plays with her, but they still fight. I think it's an age/gender/attention thing. Anyway, great to see pictures. She is beautiful.

ellen said...

Again, I have to tell you the story about Mary Des. Man, they are cute, Sara!