Labor Repose

Labor Repose
LaborPayne during her 6th homebirth (9th baby) at age 44

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Noble Savage

I didn't mean to let the month of October pass without an acknowledgement of Josiah's 2nd birthday. He is afterall, the inspiration for this blog. Here he is pictured with his big sister, coveting her soda. He's a typical two year old, into everything not nailed down or locked up. His favorite word is 'no' his favorite food, oatmeal (and any candy he can get his hands on), his favorite toy, a wooden lawnmower (it has wooden beads in it that pop when he pushes it), and his favorite passtime is reading with Daddy. We are currently tackling the task of potty training which he finds quite a novelty (he'd just as soon be naked from the waist down, thank you very much). He's constantly covered in cat scratches since he thinks its worth the price of pulling the cat's tail. No object we deem sacred is safe from his wayward grasp. He's an excellent climber, especially with a footstool nearby. He leaves no faucet unturned, no drawer unmolested. He growls better than he speaks, and occassionally snacks from the kitty dish. The distinctions between him and the pets are few at this point- save one. Have I already mentioned, he's the delight of our lives?


Rebekah Costello said...

awww! He's precious. Your description of him I could have written...except mine's an 18mo old little girl. Hehehe, delightful little monkeys!

LaborPayne said...

delightful indeed! how can so much trouble come in such cute little packages?