Happy 19-months to Mr. Wito Whoorlito. He’s a catch.
This is how we spent the morning. So, um, maybe this photo would be a better example of Wito’s current age.
“BROWN! BROWN!” Yes, sweetie, it’s brown, but possibly petrified shit. Please refrain from placing in your mouth.
Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what those round, spiky balls that fall from trees are called. SAJ calls them “dingleberries”. Unfortunately, I grew up with an ENTIRELY different definition of a dingleberry, and can’t bring myself to yell, “Wito! Quit eating the that dingleberry!” at our local park.
bethanyMarch 4, 2008 at 11:29 am
He’s so handsome, Whoorl:) And those look like thistles, to me….cept they fell from a tree, you say? Hmmm, dunno then.
bethanyMarch 4, 2008 at 11:32 am
HAha, i just read the last sentence. I need to stop doing that, i tend to be a skimmer. I dare you to yell that, very funny! And apparently I need to read the other comments before I, myself, comment. So they are gumballs, huh?
amandaMarch 4, 2008 at 11:10 am
They are gumballs from a sweetgum tree. Those grow in CA??!! We had them in my yard in SC!
HollyTMarch 4, 2008 at 11:29 am
Yes, gumballs. We have TWO trees full of ’em, and they are the bane of our existence. We’ve taken to calling them “tree urchins.”
whoorlMarch 4, 2008 at 11:32 am
Gumballs? Really? That is a much more pleasant word than dingleberry.
Sarah, Goon Squad SarahMarch 4, 2008 at 11:46 am
His eyes kill me!
slynnroMarch 4, 2008 at 12:05 pm
I had a friend, last name Sedberry, whom I called Dingleberry. He was always so irritated by this. I could not figure out why- I thought I just made up the word. I didn’t realize until years later why he was so pissed.
JeanaMarch 4, 2008 at 12:07 pm
We call them sweet gumballs. Which is a bit confusing, if your child is in the practice of eating gumballs from the candy store, but yes, much more pleasant than…er, the other.
sarahMarch 4, 2008 at 12:18 pm
how 3rd grade am i? i read “dingleberry” and started giggling. haven’t heard that for years.
JanssenMarch 4, 2008 at 12:21 pm
I agree that one ought not to be shouting about “dingleberries” in the park. Your child might be scarred for life, cute though he is.
SusanMarch 4, 2008 at 12:25 pm
In my neck of the woods, which is in at least regional proximity to yours in Oklahoma, I was taught they were sycamore balls. But, that makes no sense because they do indeed come from sweet gum trees, which I don’t think are the same thing as sycamore trees? Confusing, no?
BradMarch 4, 2008 at 12:29 pm
Yeah, we had a sweetgum tree at our last house… and always just called them spikey balls.
Happy 19 months, little man!
LVGurlMarch 4, 2008 at 12:31 pm
He totally IS a catch!
SarcomicalMarch 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm
gah, he really did get the very best of both you and D’s features. FUTURE LADYKILLER ALERT!!!
…nah, i bet momma’s gonna teach wito how to respect all the lovelies. ;)
SizzleMarch 4, 2008 at 12:47 pm
He’s so handsome. Don’t eat the whateveryoucallit, Wito!