Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mud Puppy














Danyo recently discovered a mud puddle and it's pretty much impossible to keep him out of it. Since he's my third, I have a lot less concern for cleanliness and a lot more desire for the absence of screaming/whining.

And so, he plays in the mud puddle.



Let me back up.

A couple of weeks ago I was "bragging" to my mom how my children never get away from me and are never found 3 blocks away in a diaper, holding up traffic, etc. A few days ago she asked nonchalantly, "Does Danyo ever get outside when you aren't looking?" I quickly changed the subject because JUST THAT DAY I found him for the first time, 20 feet away from our house, splashing in a mud puddle, covered in mud.

So, the next time we went outside, I came armed with my camera. I want you to know, I kept filming for you. And also to prove the good naturedness of this boy. (The entire video won't load, but he sings at the end! Sorry you'll miss it)

Unfortunately for you, you will be exposed to my drunk lady wheezy laugh. For that, I am sorry.


36 comments:

aubrey said...

LOL. that was CLASSIC. nice filming..to capture that on camera is awesome. and your laughing was contagious.

The Clinger's said...

That is too funny. The best part was how hard you were laughing at your son. I loved it.

Kikibug said...

PIMPLOL!!! I don't know which was funnier, him falling and not caring, or your laughing! You crack me up. I love your laid back nature and wish some could rub off on me.
That was HILARIOUS and I am in love with that kid!
That SERIOUSLY made my day and I can't wait to show dh.

Bryner Family said...

I was wheezing right along with you! :) Your laugh really is contagious and that boy is adorable. No way on earth I would be all calm and laughing if my girls fell head first in a mud puddle because I'm just too uptight and my girls would be all dramatic and tragic about it too. But I loved watching your kid do it! :) Love you guys!

omar said...

I love that he didn't care. I love that you kept recording. And I love that you were able to keep the camera so still while you were drunk!

Wait, that's what you said, right?

Analiese said...

Watching that to hear you laugh - that is stinkin hilarious!

Leslie said...

i think tom bergeron would pay you money for that one, nobody! that was so very cute. i love his smile at the end. :)

S said...

Where the heck is that kids mother. OMG LOLOLOL LMAO! You have come along way virgina slim. I tell you my favorite is him stumbling away like a drunk at Santa cali gon:) And the princess laughing at him. OH my I need sleep.

Millie said...

You know, it's amazing how NOT USED to screaming you get, the more kids you have. No wonder the youngest ones are always so spoiled.

(Said the oldest child)

Rebecca said...

thanks for making me laugh.. seriously about to pee my pants, you could not of timed that better.. I love A's response of mud.. as if its not apparent.. look mud.. and I agree with S the drunken staggering away.. only to smile at the end.. i think... to cute!! I am also a bit envious, your a better mom than me for chillaxin about the mud.. and with great video to prove it!

Cindy said...

tHOSE PICTURES AND THAT VIDEO ARE PRICELESS. i LOVED HOW HE FELL FACE FIRST INTO THE MUD PUDDLES, GOT UP LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED, WALKED A FEW FEET, TURNED AROUND AND LAUGHED. HE IS A DARLING BOY. i THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY. iF THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MINE, AND BEN WAS AROUND, HE WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS SO FUNNY. bUT IT WAS!!

MommyJ said...

oh my holy hilarious. Henry sat with me and watched the video and laughed out loud when he fell in the mud. Then he climbed on the computer desk and tried to pluck little Danyo off the screen.

MommyJ said...

oh, and I total echo the being more in to the not screaming and whining than I am cleanliness. We love mud and water and all things that make us dirty.

alicia said...

This was Rowan's favorite video of the day. That Danyo sure is cute!

megachick said...

laughed like a loon, until i realized i was at work. oops. i also love his sagging muddy pants.
the mud makes him look like a guy from braveheart...sorta.

Mamarazzi said...

I have tears streaming down my face from laughing. oh that is muddy goodness at its finest. seriously if this ends up on youtube it will VERY quickly go viral....FABULOUS!!

do NOT hold on to this one...share it with the world...not just your bloggy fans...dude America's Funniest Home Videos...cha-ching.

you are 100% the coolest mom EVAH!!

Tori :) said...

So so cute. Are you drunk? I'm not judging, just wondering what kind of "partying" we'll be doing in Oregon...

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness Nobody! That video cracked me up!!! I love how Danyo just kept playing after he fell in the mud. It didn't phase him one bit! And I'll listen to your wheezy laugh any day! :)

No Cool Story said...

OMGOSH.
You are so weird.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

No Cool Story said...

Seriously, you all need to put the Nyquil down.

No Cool Story said...

Probably the funniest video you have ever posted.

I have a friend (in Mehikoh) who would have the maid mop the floor 3 times and the wipe it, by hand, with bottle water and THEN she'd let her baby crawl on the floor.

I think she'd die if she saw this video.
Yep, she'd probably kill you ;)

Sketchy said...

Oh man! That's just awesome! Thanks Danyo!

We used to have yummy mud puddles in our backyard to delight our children too. Now we just have an entire driveway of muck and it's not so fun.

Sarah Tilley said...

awesome. henry has never been that muddy. one time i was taking pictures of henry at the park and was sprinting towards a huge mud puddle and i actually dropped the camera to keep him from falling in. i broke my camera to keep mud off my kid...
yeah, pathetic, i know.

Amy said...

Your laugh is contagious. I laughed right along with you. So funny. He's getting SO big!

Barnecked Lady said...

That is FUNNY! I don't let my kids play in the mud just on the roof! HA!

Michelle said...

That was hilarious! I love that you kept filming, and laughing, while he picked himself up out of the puddle!!

Beckie said...

May I say he is darling!!!! I used to love mud puddles whan I was little, I would play for hours in them. Such cute kids missy!

glittersmama said...

Not much makes me laugh at the computer screen. That was so awesome.

Oportos said...

And the hits just keep on comin!!
HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA! The best part of it is when he turns around with that sweet braveheart look goin' on.
love ya Terra

portuguesa nova said...

Best video ever!! When do we lose the ability to fall face first into a puddle and carry on as though nothing happened?

Tori :) said...

If he had on a a kilt he could have yelled "FREEEEEEEDOM!!!!"

The Child Family said...

I think you get mother of the year award! I absolutely cackled and sucked air right along with you!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

That's why he had such beautiful skin......daily mud treatments work wonders!

RING LEADER #2 said...

Oh, Nobody, that was pretty darn funny video! My kids all watched it again and again and laughed, finally the comment came out that you sound like a steaming tea pot and that he looks like the phantom from Phantom of the Opera!

Physcokity said...

He could go as two face or the phantom for halloween and I'm sure he'd have a blast getting ready to go!

I laughed about as hard as you did...after I got over the shock and waiting for him to burst into tears about falling over.

Jeni said...

I was crying I was laughing so hard at the video!! Thanks for sharing :)