Jennifer came to my rescue and hung out with me and the boys tonight. Honestly, I was close to just losing it from exhaustion (mental and physical) and it helped incredibly to have another adult around. It especially helped because Gabriel absolutely adores his Aunt Jennifer and gloms onto her while she is here. In fact, (thank you Jennifer) Gabe insisted his Aunt Jennifer give him his bath. Now, giving Gabe a bath pretty much just means running the bath for him and keeping him company and reminding him that taking a bath doesn’t mean just lying in the bath…that you really and truly have to wash your body.
Well, after his bath, Jennifer came out laughing so hard she almost couldn’t catch her breath. See, Gabe climbed into the bath and stretched out on his back. Then, he started bouncing his butt up and down which, of course, bounced other things in and out of the water. At this point, he looked at Jennifer and announced, “I’m pretending my penis is a volcano. It’s a really small volcano (picture him holding his fingers about an inch apart) but the explosion is HUUUUUUUGE.”
Thank god everyone knows about his obsession with volcanoes or I don’t know how I’d ever explain this one.