Saturday, May 12, 2012

For Dudes: How to Be Adorable

I don't talk a lot about my husband on Facebook or blogs, etc. That's usually because I'm trying not to embarrass the bejabbers out of him. Plus, we generally do a pretty good job about communicating with each other, you know, verbally.

However, in this particular instance, I feel that it is my humanitarian duty to share with potential fathers/husbands some important skills on how to be completely adorable (and awesome). Because Willis is just that.

(I know. Gross. Sorry.)

It's important information, though. Pay attention.

First off, work hard at your day job, but make your family a priority. Spend time with your wife and your kids. (I didn't feel like that necessarily warranted a picture, but it's a major point.)

Secondly, and I know it's totally cliché, but change your kids' diapers. Seriously. Even if they are cloth diapers. Just do it. The ladies will notice. Poo is gross, but if you wash your hands afterward, it won't kill you.

Secondly, try to at least learn to cook, and actually do it. Even on a week night. Even if you worked all day. Even if it's just grilled cheese. (Willi's actually quite good at cooking, now, by the way, but I digress.)

And the most adorable thing a guy can do on this earth? Load up all of the kids and take them to the grocery store for a serious, real grocery run while Mom gets to stay back and accomplish a couple of things . . . and maybe take a shower. (Mom may even do something others would consider "manly" like mow the lawn or something. You never know.)

Oh, and for extra credit, do all of those things in one day sometimes. That's hot.

Bookmark it, boys.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

From the Bowels of House Purgatory

Well, I was going to hold off until we moved to pick this back up again, but since we are living in . . .

. . . I have to have some sort of outlet to help fill my mind with other things besides rage, obsession, and annoyance. Plus, there's just so much classic comedy going on that I have missed already. It needs to be documented.

First off, our littlest has started developing and displaying his personality, and he's hilarious. He's also fairly cute (I recognize the potential for bias, here, but it's important to remember that we think he is when I continue my post).

There's a little more detailed sketch for you so you can get an idea that he's somewhat handsome and charming, little fellow.

Lately, he's taken to trying to stand up on his own. It looks a lot like this. (The giant bottom represents his huge, cloth diaper.)

He's constantly smiling, by the way.

While this is a wonderful milestone happening, it's also completely terrifying. That means that he can do things like this:

He also enjoys dabbling in Henryisms (Henry is our middle child)—like unrolling, shredding, and eating toilet paper.

It's great fun!

He also climbs stairs, now. Isn't that great?

I think I'm going to die early.