With A. turning three this year and E quickly growing and changing on a day to day basis, my friends always ask about “milestones” being reached.
I usually ask slyly, “What do you mean by milestone?” especially if the inquisitor is female. They are always looking for the cutesy-schmoopy milestones like first word(s). I laugh because it seems A. likes to get the last word in!
I like to share what I think of as a man’s milestone… you know the kind a guy can sit back and say yeeeeaah!
It was about a month ago. I come home from work to find my wife and sons all at the table. DW looks a little beside herself… A. is crying miserably…E. is having a ball watching everyone.
I immediately ditch my school work… don’t even take off my coat… and head over. My DW wife explains A. has been a little “funny” all day; crying, not eating, and being miserable. He is sobbing and with outstretched arms asks for “up.”
So I pick him up and ask him what’s up and before I know it (TMI alert!), he convulses into a full blown vomit. Half on my front side and half on my back. Gotta love the symmetry.
Me: Honey… we have a little problem, A. just puked on me!
Me: Does you tummy hurt A.?
DW: He’s never done that before, he must be sick. (Awesome diagnosis Dr. Quinn medicine woman!)
I took my coat off and threw it outside, half expecting some animal to drag it away. No luck.
A. had a few more episodes that night, at least in a proper receptacle. Even my DW got into the act later too, again… not on me.
It wasn’t funny at the moment, but its loads of laughs now – the milestone only a dad can appreciate. I’ve been drooled on. And spit-up on. But that!?! No longer does A. have little “spit-ups” … my boy pukes!
And I’m still down a coat.
Editor’s note: Hubby DID in fact take a photo of the puked on coat, thinking it would be great for a blog post picture. But I vetoed that. 🙂 Instead, here’s a super cute pic of daddy and son when they are both healthy!
Dads, any funny milestone moments with your kids?