That’s My Girl!!!

Whenever my daughter hears, or sees, something new, she gets a particular look on her face. It’s half confusion (because she doesn’t know what she just heard or saw) and half excitement (at discovering something new). Since she’s at an age where most things are still new to her, she gets her “new thing” look a lot. If I see her with the “new thing” look on her face, I always do the same thing. I’ll put on a big smile and, in my excited daddy voice, I’ll ask her, “What was that, honey?”

Her answer to the question depends on what the new thing was. If it was something exciting, she’ll run around giggling hysterically. If it was something that scared her, she’ll jump up into my arms. Most of the time, though, she’ll just point at whatever the new thing is and start babbling.

On Tuesday night, I was giving Baby E her bath upstairs, while Mrs. Revis was downstairs doing some laundry. She played with her toys for a while before standing up to get another one of her rubber ducks. While she was standing……she farted.

I don’t know what it was about that night, maybe it was the position of the shower curtain or the level of the water in the bathtub, but her little toot echoed. Upon hearing the echo, she got the “new thing” look on her face. I followed through on my end of the ritual by energetically asking, “What was that, honey?”

Her answer was something different. This time, an ear-to-ear grin spread out over her face as she pointed to her bottom and yelled, “BUTT!”


Five minutes later, my wife came upstairs to make sure I was ok because I was still laughing.


30 comments on “That’s My Girl!!!

  1. Haha! The beautiful innocence of children!

  2. Britt says:

    Adorable. Love. Butt!!!

  3. El Guapo says:

    From the mouths (bottoms?) of babes…

  4. BrainRants says:

    Question asked, question answered. She’s a genius… seriously.
    This is fucking awesome.

  5. Hahaha oh the joys! That is so funny!

  6. 1jaded1 says:

    Thanks for the much needed laugh, Baby E. Thanks for writing about it, dear.

  7. Well yes, Butt. Priceless.

  8. Paul says:

    Ha! Butt! You do realize that you are giving serious positive reinforcement to farting in public to gain recognition? In enjoying this special moment with your daughter, you are inevitably creating a monster some decades in the future. Ha!

  9. Kids make the world better

  10. tric says:

    No Dna test needed there!

  11. Just like her daddy! This is a story you could tell at her wedding 😉

  12. Clearly spending too much time with Baby C!!! So cute. 😀

  13. benzeknees says:

    It’s so cute when babies are learning new things!

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