People ask me everyday how I spend time with my kids. Normally we play with Legos or video games like anyone else would, but I also have to try and teach them things about being a man. Part of being a man is learning how to relieve yourself of gases inside your body. I can't tell you how many times that my boys come to me crying that their belly hurts. My first instinct is to get them on the potty and try to get whatever is causing this issue out of their system. I know it's probably the eight pounds of candy that they ingest daily, but as much as I tell them that eating all that candy is going to give them a belly ache, they don't listen.
Sitting down on the toilet doesn't always work though and this is where training to be a smelly gaseous man comes into play. I know that when my stomach hurts, not from Carter punching me but from something I ate, it's usually a gas bubble that has built up inside of me. Kids need to know how to get this bubble out.
Let's first take a look at Tyler. He is the older of my two boys and the one that complains the most about tummy troubles:
Clearly he needs to work on reaching a little deeper into his abdomen and getting that bubble out. He could probably communicate with a whale, but that won't do anything the relieve himself of any man gases.
Carter is a little bit younger and he doesn't seem to complain as much as his older brother about his belly, but when he does the complaining is twice as loud:
Now judging between the two, I think Carter is much closer to accomplishing this challenging task. As you can see he digs deeper into his belly and what comes out, while not a full fledged burp is much closer to what it should be. It's not surprising that he would be more advanced than his brother based on some of his other abilities.
Obviously we need a lot of work on this and schooling will continue. One day my house with be filled with a bunch of burping men and my wife will certainly be happy that I was such a positive influence in my boys lives.
I look at this, as bonding time between me and the kids, and THAT is how I like to spend my day.