As Walker gets older, I know there are things that I won’t have anticipated that will need to be done. I’m sure there will be general kid things that will pop up but it’s the BOY THINGS that give me a bit of anxiety. I started thinking about it the other day when Larry and I were watching an episode of WEEDS from season 2. (The show is fantastic with the premise that a woman is widowed with two boys and must find a way to support them so she turns to selling marijuana to the surburbanites.) Anyway, the plumbing in the house backs up and the plumber tells Nancy that someone has been flushing their “jerk socks” and if she doesn’t do something about it, he’ll be back next week. The plumber says this as if it’s something he runs into daily. Poor Nancy is incredulous. Clearly this is nothing she ever anticipated having to deal with. I watched the rest of the episode carefully to pick up tips since, clearly, this is not a conversation I ever considered having to have with my small son. Nancy sits young Sean down and tries to talk to him about masturbation but clearly everyone is uncomfortable and after about 30 awkward seconds, she sends him off to school. She punts the conversation to her ne’er do well brother-in-law. Andy conducts a lesson that shocked me in the detail and breadth of options for how to handle the um, sensitivity and result of the deed. Olive oil and bananas were mentioned. (If you’d like to see the scene, it is posted on YouTube but beware, the language is a bit, well, graphic.) Good Lord! Is this a conversation that we’ll need to have one day with Walker? I told Larry to get prepared now. I know he’ll be a bit more sensitive and refined when the time comes. But I gotta say, I just don’t want to know…
In Walker news, he went to his 2 month check up and he’s 13lbs 3oz and 23.5 inches. He’s a big boy at 90% for height and weight but with a 39cm head, he’s in the 30%. The doctor assures us that this won’t impact his intelligence (Mom’s got a small head so you can make your own decision on whether my small head effeciently stores grey matter or not…) Actually, she noticed how attentive he is to the things around him and said he is “clever” and will be “very smart”. HOORAY!
Support Walker’s Walk For Charity
Walker will be learning a very important lesson in October. He will be learning that it’s important to give back to the community and support worthy causes. He will be walking (or riding) to raise money to support research to find cures for Lukemia and Lymphoma. We have a close friend, Hillary Thompson Milks, who was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year and we’d like to show her how much she has inspired us with her optimisim. If you’d like to sponsor us, you can do so online or you can contact me and we’ll arrange something.