Monday, March 14, 2011

dapper dan(s)

I bought a suit for Max for $4 at DI on Saturday. Machine washable and everything. He loved it once we told him he had a suit just like Papa's. He wore it on Sunday and everyone who saw him laughed. It was great, except I felt a little bad when Quinn said, "Everybody's laughing at you Max!" Oh well, he doesn't know. And I think it's the right of a parent to dress their children in ridiculous/adorable/hilarious clothes for as long as they will let you.

I had a hard time getting them to smile for this picture (since I made them stop digging in the dirt for a minute) but once I said, "You look like little *BOTFLIES!" they both cracked up.

And here's Mad Max 5 minutes later when I told him we needed to go inside and change out of his suit and into some play clothes (so he could get back to dirt digging). This is the face that will haunt my dreams:

(click it for a better view)

*Don't know what a botfly is? You probably don't want to. But if you're not squeemish, here's a little info about them (this is the human botfly variety - scroll down to read about them). And if you're down right curious/strong-stomached/kind-of-a-sicko, there's a whole slew of videos on youtube of them being removed (I'm talking to you, Juli). There's one I'd recommend, but I'm not going to link to it on here because I would probably lose some followers. If you're desparate to see it, email me. It's the grossest thing I've ever seen. Even worse? Quinn saw the last half of the video (after the larva has been removed), and then asked to show it to Papa when he got home from work. He wasn't quite ready for the first half (while it's being removed) and nearly threw up. Really. That's my bad mothering moment of the week. But he's fine now and he and Max run around all day calling each other botflies now. Which is every parent's dream.


Emma said...

Sweet suit!!

MaryPosa said...

"I don't want Fop... I'm a Dapper Dan man!"

Even though he's giving you the stink-eye, the picture of Max on the bike is pretty awesome. In a James Bond awesome kind of way.

And I did not follow your botfly link. In fact I basically skimmed/didn't read that whole last paragraph. Sicko. ;)

Hailey said...

SO CUTE! Yeah that last picture makes him look all James Bond-ish. lol. I guess that makes you Money Penny. Halloween idea?? Yep, you can thank me later. :)

(and I'm SO not following any bug links. yuck.)

jen said...

i love the suit. that is awesome. and the stink eye picture!
you're a cool mom.

Michelle said...

Too funny! I think his little suite is fantastic!

makimaki75 said...

I'll be over here looking up botflies while the normal people are commenting on how cute your boys are.

Rach said...

Ohhhhh k. this cracks me up. We totally know the Siggs. We have dinner with them about weekly (Ben and Taya) on Sundays, your mom and dad were the first ones to have us over for dinner when we moved into the ward, oh and Ben is our home teacher!

Glad we can be blog friends now! Never can know too many Siggs right?:) When are you guys coming out here again? Where are you at?

Thanks for the comment!

Rach said...

oh and that suit is killer.

Meredith said...

what a sweet mini man suit. love it, too cute. a keeper for sure:)