and doesn't he look cute in his daddy's boot?) He never needs help. Which is good, because, well:
This is Monkey1, who called me into the dining room in an absolute panic because he "made a big mess" all over his pants. He's pointing to the cause of the upset. I couldn't find it without his help. I think it was salsa.
My mother has always said, that if the older of my two brothers had been born first, he would have been an only child. Some children just require more energy to parent. This one:
(He wanted his picture taken, too, and is smiling for the camera) He might just do me in. I'm not sure I have the energy reserves available that are necessary to parent this child. So it's good that, when the other two start making "messes," it doesn't mean quite the same thing.