Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year

Dear Foster,

Today is Leap Day.  Wait.  Is that the correct term?  I mean, it's Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, so it's definitely not a normal day.

February 29th only comes around every 4 years and when it does, it's called a Leap Year.  But, what is the actual day called?  Hang on...Imma google it...

Yep, Leap Day.

Okay, now that we've established that.

I wasn't planning on writing today, but a couple things have happened that I want to make sure I write down, so here goes.

First of all, you're funny.  Very funny.  Laugh out loud funny.

Since my last post your Foster-isms have only gotten better.

Last night while your daddy was changing your poopy diaper you made this declaration:

"Daddy, goils (girls) don't have pemises.  Dey have butts, wis hair on dem."

I immediately called my mother, your Grandma Patty (i.e., Patty Mama or Mama Patty) to tell her and she reminded me to write it down.

It's a risk, me writing that, because I don't want all 11 (eleven!) of my followers to think A) I have a hairy butt, or B) I'm in need of a trim...if you know what I mean.

But, that's what writing is, I guess, a risk.

In the meantime, I pointed out that Daddy was changing your poopy diaper because you refuse to use the potty for pooping.

You are doing very well staying dry when it comes to pee-pee, but when you need to poop, you ask for a diaper.  Or, go in your underwear.

My brother, your Uncle Jonathan, did this until he was at least 4 (sorry, Bro!), so I know it's not unusual for boys to have trouble with this.  The funny part is that when I ask you when you think you might go poop on the potty, you say you'll do it when you're 14.

This month you got in trouble at school for saying the word, STUPID.  [Enter gasp from around the world.]

Your teacher, Miss Gretchen, pulled me aside at pick up and whispered that she had to have a talk with you because you asked her "to tie your stupid shoe."

I immediately started laughing and explained that it was my fault because that's not a bad word at our house and I frequently refer to the STUPID cats!  Or, the STUPID dog!

She assured me that she did not tell you it was a BAD word, just a word that 'we' don't use at school.

Well, goody, cause we're gonna keep using it at home!  Never to refer to a person, unless of course that person is stupid.

No, not really, I've tried to tone it down at home and now refer to the STUPID cats and dog as "silly".

The other thing I want to make sure I write down has to do with your baby sister, you know, the one in my belly.

That girl has caused me to put on 26 pounds already!  Can you believe that?  I gained 10 pounds each -  this month and last month.

What?  What?!

My doctor says she is not concerned, and that if I continue to gain as expected, I will be right where I was with my weight gain with you and within normal limits.

So, I guess I'm not concerned either.

Now, where'd I hide the Nutella?


Mama (i.e., Miss Piggy)


  1. HA HA HA HA! Oh my goodness, this is cracking me up for all kinds of reasons! Love. It.

  2. This is great! I love these stories and love the idea of this "letter" story to your kids. PRECIOUS!