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He’s Definitely on the Mend


He’s Definitely on the Mend
Yesterday, E was well enough to go outside for a little while. He didn’t want to come back inside, in fact. But, he was coughing and obviously getting tired, so I made him come. Then I decided that it might be a good idea for him to take a bath. He loves taking a bath and I thought that he could get clean and be happy instead being angry about having to come in. I had his responsible older brother watch him in the bathtub as I made lunch for all the boys. Then, as I was calling his brothers to lunch and making my way to the bathroom to oversee the last part of his bath, I heard a huge splash. When I got to the bathroom I saw him sitting in the churning water with a big smile on his face.

Me: E, did you just jump into the bathtub? You know that Mommy doesn’t let you jump or stand in the bathtub. What did you do?
E: I didn’t jump.
Me: You didn’t? I heard a big splash.
E: Piggies like to jump in their baths.
Me: Oh, piggies like to jump in their baths. Really?!
E: (nodding his head) Oink, oink. Oink. Oink, oink, oink!

He proceeded to oink and gesticulate instead of speaking words for like 15 minutes. I guess that he thought that keeping up the act was instrumental in my not figuring out that he is actually not a pig and therefore not allowed to jump in the bathtub.

That boy is too much.

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