Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Monkeyhead Christmas

Parker: My mom makes me wear silly hats.

Confessions: Like most mom's I think my son is especially cute, but I also put him is silly hats and clothes and parade him around so that people are sure to tell me how cute he really is.

Parker has some funny clothing that I love putting him in because it causes people to say, "Oh how cute! What a sweet little baby." Whereupon usually Pfunk will smile and shyly turn his head into my shoulder as if to say, "Aw shucks! Cute? Me?" Truly his mother's son- playing coy when the situation is really quite contrived.

Along with this amazing monkey hat, given to him by friends of my parents, he also has a Santa hat he likes to wear (read: I make him wear). He really seems to eat up the attention he gets when he is being super cute. Again, so much my son is he! A week ago, Josh, Parker and I went grocery shopping. Josh was carrying Parker in the holster and I put the Santa hat on him because it was windy. My plan was to take it off once we got in the store, because typically he hates hats. However, everyone kept talking, cooing and smiling at him, that little bugger kept the hat on through the whole grocery shopping trip! Tell me he doesn't get it!

He also has a shirt that says, "I still live with my parents." This shirt is funny now, but I hope it is not foreshadowing 30 or 40 years down the road. At that point it would far less funny and much more tragic.

His Aunt Lynsey got him this onsie...

I mean there are just no words.
Let it be known, Josh is not exactly a fan of these "costumes". However, I keep telling Josh that I have complete control over what Parker wears now, but as soon as Parker figures things out, the outfits he will come up with on his own will be beyond my wildest imagination. I fully expect him at some point in his life to wear a cape made out of a pillow case with cowboy boots and some sort of pajama situation to the grocery store. I am ok with it.
Joking aside, Parker will be 6 months on Christmas Eve. He is doing so well, you would never know anything bad ever happened to him. In light of this Josh suggested we not buy each gifts this year and just donate money and items to charities. He said, "We have a healthy Parker, is there really anything else we need?" Sometime Josh is so on point and that is one of the many reasons I love him.
Finally, some people have told me they want to leave messages and comments, but the blog will not allow them. I set up an email address, please feel free to send me messages, questions anything, whether we have actually met face to face or not.

Thank you to all of you for your support and love. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Celebrate and Enjoy the New Year. I will probably not get another chance to post until after January 1, 2009. See you then!