As many of you already know, my son has just turned 9 months old. I’ve mentioned that he has been revered by many for having such a good personality. He laughs a lot at many different things, and he generally likes to smile and laugh.
Laughing at something he does, and playing jokes on me and his mom has become more and more common. For example, he will put his pacifier up to our mouth for us to take it, and then pull it away and laugh. Or he will crawl up to us very quickly, and then plant a big kiss (sometimes with teeth – also known as a bite) on our face. Or he will crawl quickly away from us and look back mischievously and laugh.
Tonight when I was feeding him, he did something else he thought was funny. I should note that he also did this yesterday, but I thought it was a one-time thing. He does a lot of one-time things that he thinks are funny. Tonight, just like last night, he paused from eating, then pushed out a loud fart, and then laughed about it. Seriously.
Of course I couldn’t help but laugh too, because he thought it was so funny, but I’ve gotta make sure that I don’t laugh about it anymore in the future, or it will continue and it will go from being cute and funny to embarrassing very quickly. So we enter a new era of his self awareness, the connection of his mind to his body – and the gas within it.