I was talking to my girlfriend this morning about our 5 year olds. They’re both in the ‘bathroom humor’ stage. Anything having to do with potty humor or their rear ends in hilarious. Beans loves her butt. There’s no other way to put it. She loves to shake it, make it bounce, wiggle it – and oh my – the noises it can make!
I have a very hard time ignoring her when she’s doing one of her butt shaking dances. I can’t help but laugh at her joy. And really, what’s wrong with that? As parents we delight when our children discover their toes for the first time. Or when our babies find their belly buttons. Heaven forbid they find joy in their bums. Now I know that it’s important to teach her when and where it’s okay to shake it and that no one should touch her private parts and by no means should she be mooning anyone. But if her bottom makes her laugh…. then that’s okay with me.
You’ll have to excuse me now. A great song just came on and I’m going to go join my daughter in shaking it!