I’m afraid to say it, but we need a new Penis Rule.
Honestly, how many of these rules do we need? Thank goodness that I haven’t engraved them on a tablet somewhere. I would’ve run out of room. Did anyone know boys were this complicated?
So it turns out Tornado E is in that special time in his life where he’s growing hair where there wasn’t hair before. No word on those special feelings yet; he seems particularly obtuse.
While obviously his age and the tiny pimples gracing his face would be a clue that Tornado E is in puberty, I know about the new hair development because of two annoying brothers, who separately, within minutes, barged in on Tornado E taking a shower. With him yelling out at his brother, the brother came running, excitedly over to me to yell, “Tornado E has hair on his penis!”
“Well, everyone will grow pubic hair during their puberty. One day you will grow hair there.”
Insert comment about their dad that I really don’t want to revisit.
“That’s what happens when you’re an adult.”
Then repeat the scene all over again with the next brother.
Little brothers are annoying. I should know. I had two of them. So new rule: No more barging on siblings or parents while they are taking a shower.
There I said it. Finally.
And they respect that rule.
Unless they have to pee.
Or they want to play video games.
Or their brother has hit him.
Or he did not hit him.
Or yes, he did.
Or Papi is being mean.
Christ, when can I take a shower without being interrupted?
Only when the boys are asleep…..