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maura @ 9:43 pm

It’s been a crazy kid week in the mauraweb! household. Gus learned to make farting noises in his armpit (thank you, private school day camp!), and has of course been showcasing this newfound talent at every opportunity. Tonight I had to act like a parent and bust out with “no farting noises at the dinner table!” On the other hand, he’s really quite good, so I can’t help but feel a *little* proud.

He also got a haircut yesterday for the first time since last September. In our crunchy, progressive-school corner of Brooklyn it’s pretty common for boys to have long hair. But on our recent trip through a non-NYC airport the security guard used a female pronoun while referring to Gus not once but *three* times (though it didn’t seem to faze him). And it’s gotten increasingly difficult to comb, esp. since we’ve entered the shower-every-day camp phase of the summer.

I really liked his long skater kid hair so initially I was sad, but when I got home from work last night I was relieved to discover that the cut turned out really well. It always surprises me how much older he looks with shorter hair. I tried to take a picture, but he was all moving and weird faces and everything.

We accidentally let him stay up too late tonight and he started to get a little rammy in the shower. Suddenly he was rapping: “yo yo yo, my name is Joe, I like to wear my pants down low.” It sounded like something he didn’t make up on his own, so I googled it and looks like it’s a YouTube meme. For kids. Very odd. I couldn’t find the exact words though (the videos I watched all had the same beginning but different ends to the rhyme, e.g. “I stubbed my toe on a cheerio”). So maybe he did make up that part.

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4 comments on “everything looks beautiful on video”

Em (23 July 2009 at 10:47 am)

Great post. I always kind of dread that extra bit of grown-upness by kids get from a haircut.

maura (23 July 2009 at 9:18 pm)

Thanks! I’m slowly getting used to my seemingly older kid. And hairbrushing has been a *dream*.

Anne (23 July 2009 at 11:50 pm)

You know, that sound is something they’re going to pick up on the street if you don’t teach it to them in the safety of their homes!

maura (24 July 2009 at 6:42 pm)

It really is hilarious. Mostly it cracks me up that he’s been to 3 yrs of public school (riding the schoolbus!) and only learned it at the rich kids camp.

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