Friday, February 25, 2011

My New Best Friend

Adopting parents can be a very tricky proposition. Just think about it. You are combining 3 completely unique and diverse personalities into one household and then taking a leap of faith and hoping that everything works out. It's, literally, a touch-and-go situation. Some things between me and my parents clicked right away while other things have taken a little more time. A lot of things feel really good and natural between us by now. Things like being transported to Mommy and Daddy's bed at 6:30 AM so we can all get one more hour of sleep together... Things like the smell of Mommy's hair... and the feel of my favorite blanket.

My parents and I have been together for a little over 8 months now and it's been great so far, it really has. I mean, I get it now... the whole family thing. I finally understand what all the fuss is about. Having a Mommy and Daddy always there for you is everything I thought it would be and more. However there are still a few things that I haven't been able to figure out about them.

Like Mommy's devotion to sandals no matter what the season is or Daddy's constant war against technology. Call them quirks or whatever... it's just the little things that make them unique. Lately there's been a new developement with me that has them all in a tizzy. It's not a big deal... at least not to me. But to them it's become bigger than Elvis. Let's see... how can I put this delicately?

I've recently discovered my wee wee.
I don't know how or when it happened it just did. One day, I have no idea it's there and the next thing I know, we're BFFs. Now, every time Mommy or Daddy changes my diaper... it's wee wee time. Every time I get a bath... it's wee wee time. Every chance I get... It's wee wee time. Mommy says it's bad form and would rather I not start any bad habits. Daddy, on the other hand, has a whole different take on the matter.

Daddy is of the opinion that I might as well get to know him now because he's going to be my lifelong best friend. Daddy says that my new best friend and I will go on many, many wonderful adventures together that I will never forget. That's when Mommy gives him a look and Daddy doesn't say anymore. I'm not sure but I get the feeling that Daddy and I are going to have a lot of interesting talks when I'm older.

In either case, It's been decided at home that my curiosity and touchy-feely approach towards my wee wee is totally normal. Mommy is convinced that it is a phase that I will eventually outgrow. Last week she asked Daddy at what age boys lose their fascination with that part of their body. Daddy's response: I'll let you know.

Daddy's Top 10 Nicknames For My New Best Friend
10) Tiny Tim
9) Little Richard
8) Mr. Belvedere
7) Mr. Bean
6) The Fonz
5) Little Lord Fauntleroy
4) The Little Engine That Could
3) Tatoo
2) Benjamin Button
1) El Guapo

This is Olivia and Giancarlo. They're also from Colombia and they also adopted a set of parents.

I'm guessing that this officially makes us Homies.

This is Mia. She adopted a Mommy too, but she's from a place called China.

That's okay. I told her that she could be my homegirl anyways.

Look at the difference in attitude between Olivia and the little girl next to her. And people wonder why I love Colombian women.

Ok... just close your eyes and pretend that it's a garden hose. A slimy, slithery, disgusting garden hose.

I did it! I touched it! I wasn't scared!

Did Olivia see me?

Uh... why are we riding the GEICO lizard?

Do the trick Olivia... Come on! Do the trick!....

Yeah Baby!

Just another day at the zoo with my Mommy and my friends. I could get used to this.