Elmo Is Not G-Rated and Micah Loves Him

I was reading a book about Elmo visiting his grandparents. (To the daycare kids, not to myself.)

Am I the only one who thinks it's a little disturbing that Elmo's parents, grandparents, sister and friends all wear clothing, yet Elmo has not a stitch on him anywhere?


Micah must be a fan of Elmo. The boy will not wear clothing as long as the pool is set up. He just never knows when the urge to take the plunge will hit, and he cannot be hindered by clothing. Although today he realized that shoes are a good thing. If he has shoes on he can walk much faster without fear of stepping on something sharp, hot or yucky.

And walk he did. As I was doing this:





He was doing this:



It's like a real-live Where's Waldo, only with Micah. He's in the field; I found him the third time I looked. That was after checking the road (both ways), the shed and the house. (We always start with the dangerous places first.)

Try this photo, it makes everything much easier to see. Especially if you click on it to make it larger.



And being rather Elmo-like in dress (or lack thereof) it's so easy to do this:



That is exactly what it looks like, if you think it looks like a little boy took a whiz on a rock. (And those tacky things sitting there are courtesy of one of Sam's coworkers. What is one expected to do with things like those?)

I really wonder that I get anything done in a day at all. (This, of course, is only a tip of the iceberg that he subjected me to today.) The boy not only keeps me on my toes, but probably has the neighbors picking up the phone to call Children and Youth a dozen times a day.

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, you've got good eyes! I couldn't spot him even with your help. Thank God I don't have wanderers!

Debbie Yost said...

Little Bear is the same way! Today I put Peanut on the toilet before I gave her a bath. She peed in it! I was so excited! I thought maybe we were on to something although I didn't think we'd really be potty training anytime soon. Still, I was excited. -- Then she pooped in the tub. **sigh**

Glad Micah didn't make it to the ditch. They sure are fast, aren't they?

Spammon said...

I'd like to see a Where's Micah contest more often. The John Madden overlaid drawing was awesome!

Bluepaintred said...

Wow! He sure is fast for a naked kid! Must be the shoes!

The walkway looks awesome!

The Sports Mama said...

I am totally envious of Micah's clothing optional lifestyle. Somehow, I just don't think that would go over well for me here.

Livet i träsket said...

Really great blog!

Pam said...

well, at least yesterday I convinced my kids to wear a shirt and underwear (or diaper for the little one). OF course, we don't have the nice field to use a cover....

that boy! I love his stories, but glad it isn't me- is that wrong?

Madame Queen said...

But hey, I bet he doesn't get hot. And if he gets too dirty you can just hose him down.

And those tacky things in the photo? I think you've done exactly the right thing with them.

Andrea said...

I had to click on the picture to make it bigger to find him. I saw his pink back!! LOL!! My two year old ran around naked for the longest time while we were potty training! It really does work!! Clothes just get in the way!! I just love boys!!! LOL!!! You have a very beautiful view of the hills!!

Irene said...

All I have to say is that is a Godsend that you live where you do. It is absolute perfect environment for a little boy who likes to run naked and take off.

Yes, it still can be very dangerous, but a lot less dangerous than if you lived in the middle of the city! You literally would never be able to take him outside unless he was pretty much caged in!

Caution said...

Take the shoes off him !!! Wow. He surely got far. And the whiz rock? We have lots of those here, but we only have a regular subdivision lot. I keep waiting for the protective services call, too.

Allison Says said...

Wow! I still couldn't spot him...but I believe you that he was there! So funny. What a hilarious kid!

Karen MEG said...

Honestly, how do you get ANYTHING done!!!! That's a whole lotta space to cover, eagle eyes LOL!

I've tagged you for a meme by the way (you've probably already done it, so skip it if you'd like).

utmomof5 said...

I never found him in the picture! I hope the co-worker with the tacky taste doesn't read your blog :) Those are really bad!

Ranch Mommy said...

Cute pics, and the brick work you are doing looks fantastic. You'll have to show us the finished product!!

Tranny Head said...

You know, I only saw Elmo's parents in one episode - the one where they gave birth to him and were discussing birthdays. I noted they were wearing clothes, but also they had the same annoying high-pitched laugh.

The other day I was at the pediatrician's for Sumo's checkup and this woman was trying to encourage her son to use the potty before going to his brother's baseball game. He was 3ish. Well - he said "Mommy I don't HAVE to go to the potty. I can pee outside!"

Leanne said...

This is why you bought a LARGE property. At least he's got a long way to go before you lose him!

Bia said...

I love the Where's Waldo books, and although I'm good at spotting Waldo, I couldn't find Micah. But, wow!, that's a big area to cover.

www.prayingforparker.com said...

I'm not sure why I haven't found your blog before, but I'm glad I found it today!

Tammy and Parker

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

At least he peed sitting down, right? That's SOME progress??

Sandy C. said...

Whoa! That is quite a bit of area to keep a look out. I think I'd get lost! I suck at Where's Waldo :(

Flea said...

Lack of clothing makes one more aerodynamic. I suggest super glue for the clothing. It will slow him down. Maybe duct tape, too. :)

Michelle said...

Yikes he's quick! So glad you were able to find him before he really got lost!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I think it's adorable! I loved playing "Where's Micah?" (the first photo, I'm not so old I can't spot a naked kid in a gargantuan field). Let's do it again.

Day 4 no soda Who HOO! I have the headache to prove it :-(

caramama said...

Yoewza! I'll bet he does keep you on your toes.

As a side note, I can't stand Elmo. Really really can't. That means my little one is going to love him, doesn't it?

Shellie said...

Whoever created Elmo had our kind of kid. The nudist kind.

Colleen said...

I thought I saw him in the field but I thought, "nah, that's one of the dogs way out there, right?" Nope. It was him. Good thing I wasn't looking for him because I would be rounding up the dogs and he'd still be heading for Sesame Street.