About farts? I know, I know, a real mature topic, eh? Anyway, my family has always been a sharing kind of family, if you get my drift. No one held back (well except for my mom). And honestly, I am just a gassy person. I can't help it. Maybe I need to see a doctor, I don't know. So gassy girl meets Brad. The least gassy person on the planet. He has never, not even once, pooted in front of me in the 10 years we have been together. Because of that, I have never been comfortable sharing with him either. Its been a painful 10 years.
So I had a talk with Brad's sister not long ago about this very thing. Turns out, that was just the way their family worked. They just didn't share. Well, Stacey (Brad's sister) said that her husband has brought her to the dark side and the walls have come down. Not only do they fart in front of each other, they play games with it. So not fair. Here I am with a constant tummy ache, and they are having tons of farting fun.
All of that being said, I don't want my kids to grow up with tummy aches. I let them know that it is totally acceptable to pass wind when the need arises, as long as we aren't in public. I still try to keep my gas to myself when Brad is home. That means when he is not, it ain't pretty. Here's a little story for you, as sad (and funny) as it may be. We were doing school the other day and I was standing at the board writing Jackson's reading words down. He was sitting at his desk. I had a very loud obnoxious moment. Jackson shot a look at me, but didn't say a word. I just shrugged my shoulders like, well sorry, and we moved on. A few minutes later, I did it again. He gave me another look, and I gave him another shrug. Then I let out a little giggle, just thinking about how RUDE I was. Well, then Jackson giggled and I giggled again. Next thing I know, we were both hysterically laughing. We couldn't stop. Little Julianna was sitting at her desk too, and she never even looked up from coloring. LOL!
Anyway, I just want advice - what can I do to break wind, oops, I mean the ice with Brad? How do I help us to be more of a farting family? I have always heard a family that farts together, stays together. I want to be that family!