Yep, Linus is happy about having a baby sister, but that's not why he's smiling in those gender reveal photos.
He's smiling because we did the one thing we knew for sure would coax a real smile out of him.
No, not the smile he gives when you tell him to "Smile!"
|The "smile." Terrible, isn't it?|
Did we feed him? Doughnuts are always good. Bribe him? Monster trucks, Matchbox cars, oh my?
Nope. It was easier than that. We just ask him to say "Stinky cat bottom," and the smiles and giggles began to flow.
|Sharing the joke with little sis. "Hey baby, stinky cat bottoms! Ha ha ha! That's funny!"|
Ah, four year olds -- where anything referencing poop or behinds is sure to get a laugh.
(*Please note that we reserve this tactic for only the most extreme situations. Generally we discourage most potty humor as it can get really, really annoying really, really quickly.)