My four year old, Cameron, made an obscene gesture this morning. And I found it so amusing that I made him hold that position while I took a picture with my phone.
Now before y'all start gasping and clutching your pearls and calling the nearest Child Protective Services agency to report my questionable parenting, let me make it clear that he didn't really flip me off. Well, at least not in the context normally reserved for the middle finger (like traffic, or when your husband acts like your solo trip to the grocery store was a fun-filled vacation). It wasn't like a big, "Eff you Mommy, my oatmeal was lumpy this morning." He was actually just showing me where he'd pulled a hangnail off and made his finger bleed. See?
When I took the picture he was all, "It's not funny, Mommy!" (... But it totally was.) Still, I stopped laughing long enough to gush my motherly sympathy for his poor nearly-severed finger and give it a few kisses.
And oh yeah - your eyes don't deceive you. He is actually eating that Kleenex. He eats paper products, remember?
Hey, I can't be such a fantastic mother all the time.