I am jealous of most of the other Mom and Dad bloggers. Why? Their kids talk. Their kids say the funniest things…which makes for some great blogging material.
Since Ace does not talk yet, I rely on pictures, videos, and the cuteness factor!
However, I was hangin’ out with my three year old niece, Olivia, the other day when she said something to me that rang the “I gotta write a post about this” bell. Let’s call it good practice for when Ace starts talking…
Olivia: Uncle JoJo, what is this on your arm? (Petting my arm)
Me: What? Where?
Olivia: Right here… (gently tugging on my arm hair)
Me: That’s hair!
Olivia: Where did it come from?
Me: (Trying to think of an answer a 3 year old would understand, I resorted to…) I don’t know.
Olivia: I know where it came from!
Me: Really? Where?
Olivia: The top of your head!
Nothing makes you feel like a crippled old man like having a three year old let you know that you are going bald!
At least she patted me on the top of my old bald head to make me feel better afterwards.
See, we bought our house and planned to renovate every single room. However, due to some unexpected problems with the renovations, we ran out of money and time. We had the downstairs bathroom complete, which had a fully functional shower, but the upstairs bathroom, which had a bath tub, had been put on the back burner and never got finished. (or started for that matter)
I ripped everything out of the bathroom, including the walls. It was nothing but a floor, ceiling, and some studs. (Puffing out chest: No I’m not the only stud in this house )
This was fine when it was just Momma and I, (except for when Momma was pregnant and wanted to do nothing other than take a bath…oops my bad), but when Ace arrived we realized that the upstairs bathroom would eventually need to be finished…for the simple fact that a bath tub would eventually be needed.
However, Ace has been taking a bath in the sink since he was born. He fit…with room to spare! It was a perfect little baby bath tub at just the right height. No bending over and cramping of the back. No wet knees from kneeling on a wet floor…life was good.
Then one day Ace grew up. No longer can he stretch out in the sink. He is just a bit too big now. So, Ace either got a bath at Grandma’s house or I bathed him in the shower with me.
Well, with special thanks to Uncle Brandon (my extremely skilled bathroom renovating brother), we have a fully functional bath tub…in a bathroom with walls!
It is not finished yet, but this is a huge step! Hell, nothing has been done in that room for six months, and in one day Uncle Brandon and I installed a new bath tub, with new plumbing, and hung drywall on ALL the walls. It almost looks like a bathroom now! (minus a sink and a toilet…and paint…and some kind of flooring other than a throw rug)
So, now Ace can get a bath at home…without looking up and seeing my junk…here’s proof:
Feel like taking a peek inside the womb? We did!
I was looking back some of the old pictures and videos we have of Ace and I came across his 3D / 4D Ultrasound video. The video was a recording of our entire 20 minute session.
I reduced the 20 minute video down to about 2 minutes of the cool stuff. You know, like moving around, making faces, and of course showing us how he can kick the crap out of Momma. (Not literally )
Anyways, I hope you enjoy, and if you decide to have another baby definitely consider having a 3D/4D Ultrasound done. It was something I will never forget…