Remember my Saturday scene a few Saturdays ago? This one?
My precious kiddos. My adventurous, hilarious, smart, funny two and a half year old. And his princess of a sister. Just hanging out. Yep. He's got on a bike helmet and halloween pj's. The helmet has Lightening McQueen on it. He loves 'racer queen'. Loves. And he clings on to things. Just temporarily. Most kids do. So he hung out with his helmet with his favorite character on it for a few days. I don't care. His Dad didn't care. It was cute. Funny. Love that he threw on his helmet to go out into the backyard and told me on his way out the door 'safety first mommy!'. I love him for things like that. He is awesome.
When you don't live near your family, your friends are your family. They are the ones you count on when you need some help. They are the ones you spend weekends with. You celebrate and share and support. That's what friends do.
Here's what they don't do.
They don't start a conversation about the pictures of your kiddo in the helmet and take it too far. They don't say 'those pictures of him in the helmet! Those are hilarious.'. Then put their arms up to their chest and make a noise someone (who is out of touch with society and has no grip on what is socially acceptable, let alone sensitive.) might make when mocking a mentally retarded person.
I understand that I laughed at Cannon in the helmet. It's funny. I get it. But. I am his Mom. I can laugh at him. You can't. I mean you can laugh in a light hearted, sweet, adoring way. You can't make fun of him THAT way.
Also. Please don't be an ass. Making motions and noises like that went out in the 90's and should never have been in. The 'R' word should leave your vocabulary. Get with the times. And. Be more sensitive. Please. Our son is healthy and bright. But not all parents are so lucky. Let's remember that. And be sensitive to that.
Also. I will never stop celebrating his sense of adventure, humor, hilarities, and love for life and playing and having fun. Never.
Also. I think my weekly Facebook picture upload is over. At least temporarily. I will email them to friends and family who want to see. There is such a thing as too much sharing. It apparently turns friends into a-holes.
The Best part? Venting. I feel better. Thanks.