Wednesday, April 29, 2009

As Simon Would Say, "That Was the Most Self-Indulgent Rubbish Ever"

Thanks for putting up with my woe-as-me blog post yesterday. It was the most useful de-lurking post ever and I appreciate all your "XOs".*

Last night my pride knew no bounds when Ned discovered his penis. He kept touching it after I cleaned him in the tub. Husband wanted to give Ned some privacy and mentioned something about it being a lifelong relationship. I realized I am not remotely prepared for all the boy stuff that goes along with having a son.

P.S. American Idol - I will leave the analysis to the experts, but wanted to remark on something Simon said. He made two comments about Allison not wanting to win enough. I think that has something to do with her age but I also think it says something about how we raise women not to be competitive - that it isn't polite. I'd like to think Title IX has helped on that front and I am certainly competitive (see below) but I do sometimes feel apologetic about it - something men don't seem to express.

*Fret not about my fragile blog ego. I'm just crazy competitive (a Triplet perk). First there were grades, then SAT scores, then law school rank, then billable hours, now blog stats. It's a whole new blogverse out there, folks.

7 comments:

T. said...

Re: Allison - I picked up on that as well and had exactly the same thought! If you can actually believe it, I VOTED last night. First time ever. We'll see if it does any good.

ElizabethE said...

Random comment/question: I saw a post from Husband on my RSS feed and then it was gone. Where did it go? Into the blogverse?

Susan said...

Darn....I had to miss Idol last night. I'm with you, very competitive!!

twin momma said...

I'm all over the minutia of parenting Ned & Penny! how did swim class go? my twins just started too. my daughter l-o-v-e-d it, my son is reserving judgment. table food - let's go there. our 9 mo. appointment is on Friday. if we get the OK, I'm starting dairy, egg yolks, pasta... oh, and yes, my young man discovered his penis as well. and the pleasures of peeing in a tub - I swear he is trying to write his name!

Husband said...

Title IX, nothing. Women have always been just as competitive as men.

Pie baking contests? Jam making contests? Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe contests? Cut-throat, I tells you.

This reminds me--Wife, what's for dinner?

Husband said...

Oh, and ElizabethE (and other readers)--thanks for the interest in my post. Wife was concerned that it was drawing attention away from hers, so she deleted it. Did I mention cut-throat?

jerseygirl77 said...

Just wait until Ned can talk and therefore expound upon his penis-love. Tip: If he ever calls you from the bathtub saying, "hey mom, look at this!" don't look. Trust me, DON'T LOOK.