Parenting is hard. The laundry doesn’t end. The constant need meeting can be overwhelming. In the midst of all the hard, there are so many incredibly awesome moments. I think those are the moments that often keep me going and bring the beautiful balance to the difficult. Some of those moments are nestled in deep meaning and significance. Other moments are just pure simple fun. I’m pretty boring, my kids bring the fun and whimsy into my life. They bring humor and laughter to my all-too serious personality.

Last week I took a few photos to remember a conversation I hope I never forget. It was one of those “my kid is so awesome I can’t believe I get to hang out with him all the time” moments.

I was getting ready for the day when he walked into my room.

“Hey Mom, the hole in my mouth looks just like the Batman symbol!”

12.14batman-0112.14batman-0412.14batman-0612.14batman-0712.14batman-08Not only does his hole actually look like the Batman symbol – he noticed it on his own. I can picture him in front of the mirror. He was probably flexing his muscles and making funny faces. Then all of the sudden he saw it – BATMAN! It is so like him to notice the unexpected, to bring laughter and fun into my day in the most random of ways. I’m kind of dreading his teeth growing now….good thing I have a camera. Long live the Batman hole.

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  • tricia - So adorable! His happy face brought a smile to mine.

  • jen - too funny!!! it does look just like the batman symbol. As I am reading and the pics are scrolling on the instagram feed on the side bar, I see it in his other pics too 🙂

  • danielle - That is so cute! It totally looks like batman! My boys would be so excited! My oldest had a “superman curl” in the front of his hair for a while and was so sad when I gave him a haircut!

  • Kelleyn - It took me a second of looking before I saw it, but how cool!

  • Elke - I cannot stop laughing!

  • Meredith N - This is so awesome. lol 🙂

  • Sandy C - Holy mouth, Batman! I would have never noticed it- but once it was pointed out- it’s a perfect Batman symbol & you can’t be unseen.

  • Seamingly Sarah - This is so totally awesome!

  • Tammy Henderson - That is so totally awesomw!! Love it, and yay for cameras to capture such fun. :o)

  • KSuddeth - That’s just awesome!

  • Bek - this is so freakin funny! As a step mom to 3 boys who all love Batman, i saw this immediately and showed my boys, who all agreed that it was super awesome!

  • debbie - I love that he can see that (like the classic: do you see the old or young women optical illusion). I can’t believe he can see in reverse at his tender age. AMAZING!

  • Heather - Life is so hard. This made me giggle. Long live darling kids and happy hearts!!

  • Crystal - I just said to my husband jokingly that “no ever said parenting would be hard”. then I opened this post and saw the tittle… this one really spoke to how I have been feeling with two teething babies and a laundry pile so large I may lose one under it… haha. Thanks for this.

  • Clare - Hahahahahahahaha!! Awesome!!!! Was not expecting that so just splurted my tea everywhere laughing. Nice one! x

  • Angela - Ha! He’s so right. It totally does!

  • Christine - De-lurking to LAUGH OUT LOUD!

    Thank you for sharing that!

  • Ang - Holy holes, Batman! I LOVE this! What a fun guy. He looks like his oldest brother in the third shot. Handsome boys. =)

  • marie - Definitely a moment to remember…and a lovely chuckle for me!

  • Amy @thelittlefarmdiary - Ashley, I’m so proud of you that you are able to take a much needed break from “life” and SEE these precious moments. So many would miss them entirely! What a blessing!

  • Natalie Lacy Lange - This is awesome–and he is hilarious. Kids are too funny!

  • Caroline - It’s hilarious to me that you consider yourself ‘serious and boring.’ You’re the most creative, whimsical person on the internet!

  • Christina - My son walked up while I was reading this and said “Whoa!” to the first photo. I told him he had lost his four teeth and they were growing in (my 6.5 year old has only lost his bottom two so far, and only just). I asked him what it looked like, and without missing a beat he said: Batman. Kids are awesome. 🙂 What a great conversation to remember when he’s older!

  • Erin - that is awesome! totally made my day and he’s not even my kid 🙂

  • Jenny B. - That’s hilarious. I will have to show his picture to my boys. They will think that is awesome. 🙂

  • Crystal - This is definitely pure awesomeness and made me laugh out loud! That had to have been the coolest discovery for him! 🙂

  • sunwooc - Awesome! My 5 years old son said, “I wanna be like him when I grow up. How can I have teeth like him?” My son is big fan of batman. 🙂

  • Krystin - That is the cutest thing ever!