Er..I mean, Hey Guys. I mean, Hey Everyone! Des here today. My mama is still sleeping off publishing her intense Disney post two days ago, doing a hard photo job, and having Scarlet sneak into her bed and steal her covers or kick her in the head. Even in the BRAND NEW king-sized bed! So she’s going to rest today and this weekend, if you all don’t mind. You know she loves you all and can often be found smiling into her computer screen. And they say I have imaginary friends! She can really only sneak in her blog time while I’m asleep, because sometimes I try to climb into the garbage, give Lambie a bath, or flush toy cars down the toilet.
So I am pleased to tell you that I am taking over Mama’s #AAF, and I am swapping with an OLDER woman! She is two-years-old and already a blogger at Growing Up Madison! Our moms are friends and we are fated to be friends, or get married, if our parents get their way. Our moms have become very good friends, both on the blog and off, and we’re excited to swap questions.
To see who else is participating or to learn how to join the fun, head over to visit hosts: Penny from The Real Housewife of Caroline County, Amber from The Bold Fab Mom, Tiffany from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter and Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings. #AskAwayFriday is their beautiful and ever-growing creation! And contact me if you want to swap some time!
To read Madison’s answers to my questions, go HERE. And here are my answers to her questions:
1. Everyone loved your tips on How To Give Your Mom a Meltdown and you will be two very soon, has your sister Scarlet given you any tips on how to handle the terrible two’s?
You know, Scarlet has told me a big secret. She said that she was a perfectly adorable angel during her whole span of being two-years-old. And rightfully so, because Mama was pregnant with me during most of that year! And then, when I was born and Scarlet turned three, she really turned on the difficult and argumentative behavior. She said that two was a time of exploration and learning to run and jump and speak in full sentences. She said that our whole family gets high and giddy on life, and that we’re always seeking adventure. She told me that I was lucky to be born into this family. Scarlet also said that at age two, she was able to watch TV and eat sweets. And she said that Dada is the softie with that, and Mama will mostly say “no.”
2. Since your advice, has there been anything newsworthy that you have done that you want to share?
I did learn something amazing in the last few months! I learned that to signal that I’m done with a particularly delicious and messy Mama-made dinner (chili quesadillas, anyone?) I can smear all of my food into my hair! It’s particularly great on a bath day, when I’ve ALREADY had my bath. Mama loves that! She also discovered that after I learned to walk, I learned to run. After I learned to run, I learned to run away. At crowded airports. Right into those weird, beeping golf cart things. And the icing on the cake is that on one particularly bad morning, I needed a diaper change right before we had to leave for preschool dropoff. And I may or may not have reached my hand into my diaper and smeared some of it into my hair. This fabulousness is not easy to wash:
3. I’m the baby of the family just like you are. I do have 2 big brothers and a big sister unlike you. Do you think your mommy may make you a big brother some time soon?
If at all ever, it won’t be anytime soon. Mama says I’d only be a big brother if pigs started flying. Or if Scarlet was old enough to babysit, I was old enough not to crap my pants, and my parents suddenly won the lottery. So, we shall see, in other words.
4. What’s your most favorite thing to do with your mommy or daddy?
When Dada comes home, he likes to lift Scarlet and me into the air and dance around the house singing. It ends with him throwing us onto the couch.
I love Mama’s hugs in the rocking chair. I like to subtly tell her I want her to read to me by throwing a book at her shoulder and yelling, “Me!” Somehow she always gets the hint, though, and we snuggle for about 30 seconds until I throw the book on the floor or start turning the pages all out of order, or trying to rip them. And then I repeat this 17 times.
5. Is there something you look forward to doing on a daily basis?
See above. I also really like eating. I yell for my food. Sometimes I even beat my chest. I wake up in the morning and I yell, “Mama! Dada! Waffle!” I also get excited whenever Dada turns on the TV, although he puts on boring news shows. Whenever the fridge is open, I look forward to someone spraying whipped cream into my mouth. It doesn’t happen very often, though.
6. You get to go to some really nice places with your family. What has been your favorite place to visit thus far?
The problem with all of the previous Doctor Who conventions, Renaissance Faires, dinosaur museums, jumping pillows, theme parks and state fairs is that I either slept through them or I was confined to my stroller because I either couldn’t walk yet, or my parents didn’t totally love when I ran off into crowds. (who knew?!) So it’s a bit of a tie between Truro in Cape Cod because my parents let me sit on the sand and put it into my hair, where it stayed for days, tied with all of my grandparents’ houses.
7. You seem rather fearless in your photos but do you have any fears?
Fears? What are those? Although I am a bit petrified of being dressed like a bunny.
8. My favorite word is “why?”, what’s your favorite?
Oh, easy! It’s “Me!” I pretty much just yell that out for anything. “Who wants ice cream?” Me!” “Who knows anything about Hanukkah?” “Me!” Sometimes if I’m excited and want something but I forget the word for it, I just point to it or bring it to my mama and yell, “ME!”
9. I love to read and I hope you love reading too. What’s your favorite book to read?
There’s this book about ten racing ducklings, and one of them squeaks! I get SUCH a kick out of that book.
10. Since we are going to be married in the future, are there any quirks I should know of now?
Oh dear. Where do I begin? I’m an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Or is it a mystery wrapped in an enigma? I’m pretty sure my Dada thinks I get that from my Mama. I’m sensitive. I go through phases. You can make me cry easily on one day, and not the next. I eat like a trash compacter. Or like the beast in “Beauty and the Beast.” I never make a mess, though, except for above said hair incidents. My mama thinks I’m strangely clean, but it’s really because I can’t bear to waste even crumbs. I also love having my hair in my eyes. I sleep with my butt in the air. I’m in love with a girl named Lambie. She’ll have to sleep with us when we are married, ok? And it’s not terribly hard to make me happy. And when I’m happy, it’s contagious.
Author Bio: Desmond Bowman is the hungriest boy in the entire world, but this fact hasn’t been recognized by “The Guinness Book of World Records” just yet. He resides in western Massachusetts with his Mama, Dada, older sister and a slew of imaginary pets. He loves running through airports with his right arm swinging in circles, pushing around a toy shopping cart, eating two waffles in under two minutes, hugging his parents, running away from everyone else while pretending he’s going in for a hug, and yelling, “Cheese, please!” Favorite toys include a well-loved lovey, Lambie (and he doesn’t know she has four spares hiding in his closet), one car or truck in each hand, and bunch of balls that always get stuck under the couch. Desmond Bowman gets at least 53 hugs, kisses and “I love you’s” a day.