Monday, January 3, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

For as long as I've known Aaron, I've had concerns about the fact that he seems to be contantly belching or passing gas (sorry, honey!). No offense to my dear mother-in-law, but once when I was annoyed with Aaron's stinky habits, I asked, "didn't your mother teach you how to be polite?" Aaron said that withe four boys in his family, his mom gave up trying to teach them any manners a long time ago. Hmpf! Right then I made a mental note that if I ever had any sons, I would certainly teach them manners. Well, Sue, here is me eating my words: I give up! My boys are hopelessy, and innately, disgusting. The other day I was sitting on the couch when Hank rears up next to me. When I asked him what he was doing, he said he was "tooting" on me! Who taught him that?? Then last night while we were making dinner, Hank asked, "what is that smell?" and Max replied, without missing a beat, "my bum!" I am making a formal apology now to my future daughter-in-laws--I tried, but I give up!

10 comments:

kathy said...

No! Don't give up! It is a life-long process to refine our men.

Jennette said...

Harper, Nora and Rosie forgive you :)

Megan and Keli'i said...

hahahaha! I have five brothers, so I know what you mean. Boys are gross, but I only have one brother who's really gross. Don't give up :). My Mom just ended up hitting my brothers on the shoulder when they were teenagers whenever they'd be gross. That worked for a while :).

melissa said...

HAHAHA I would love to go one dinner with out fart talk. UGH I too gave up to a certain extent.

Aaron said...

I am such a proud Dad! Sorry Honey!

adam said...

loved this post Courtney. Brittany will attest though that i'm not gross that much with that kind of stuff. So mom did a good job with me i guess.

amy said...

no way am I giving up! I'm trying to teach 'excuse me!', so far, he just laughs but whatever, still trying..

greatbon said...

I can remember going to the zoo with those boys and all they talked about were the animals bathroom habits. I have two boys but I don't remember they were that obsessed about it. Maybe because those "Grover boys" were such a bonded group----

mom and pops grover said...

Judge me not dear bloggers....until you have walked a mile in my tennis shoes OR behind Aaron after he's eaten an order of Jumbo Garlic Shrimp. THEN, you'll have empathy. I tried, I really, really did. I was outnumbered 5 to 1 until Robyn came along...then, they just converted HER. Ask D. He'll tell you! You know though, it can be kinda funny ;)

Kelli Radmall said...

Well Court, My little princess is just as gross. She cracks up when she toots and has tooted on me multiple times. Thinks it's all very funny...

I remember when you were engaged we asked you, "Court, what are you going to do when he farts in bed?" And you said, "He will NOT fart in bed." After a few months of marriage I asked you if he farted in bed and you said, "Oh. He doesn't limit it to the bed! He farts all of the time everywhere!"

EXTRA sorry Aaron. But don't be ashamed. We all do it. Sometime.