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    When is it a potty training setback and when is he just a pain in my ass?

    August 8, 2007

    I went to the bathroom this morning.  I know.  Where do I ever find the time?  I’d like it noted however, that I made bacon, eggs and toast for the men in the family before I indulged myself so outrageously by taking 15 seconds to go to the bathroom.

     During that clearly-way-too-long 15 seconds, I heard my son pound past the door.  I came around the corner and he was gone.  I looked in the living room to see if he was with his babysitter, Diego, and the couch was empty.  I had a weird feeling and turned around to look out the french doors that go out to the back porch. 

    There he was, peeing like a race horse.

    And peeing, and peeing, and peeing.

    I ran out screaming, “STOP!  STOP!”

    He stopped.  I could hear the puddle pouring through the boards and splattering on the patio below. 

    K:  WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
    The Boy:  Peeing, Mama.
    K:  Well, stop.  (feeling like maybe I had said this 900 KABILLION times)  Where do we put our peeps?
    The Boy:  In the potty, Mama.
    K:  Is this the potty?
    The Boy:  (looking at me like I was an idiot)  NO, MAMA.  This the Porch.
    K:  Alrighty then.  Do you think we can take this party inside to the potty?
    The Boy:  But I go already, Mama.

    Yes, you did.  Maybe this is better than cleaning up puddles of urine around the can everyday?

    4 Comments »

    1. krystyn says:

      I am dead with the giggles.

      August 8th, 2007 at 6:48 am

    2. Amy says:

      I love the part about his babysitter … and that he looked at you like you were stupid when you asked if that was the potty. Good times.

      August 8th, 2007 at 10:39 am

    3. OMSH says:

      Hey, I’d prefer spraying off the porch to shampooing carpets ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

      August 8th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    4. Magpie Girl » Blog Archive » Today says:

      [...] Usually when I see a list like this, I think “for this I got a master’s degree.” Today it all felt very good and purposeful. And at least I didn’t have to deal with this…! [...]

      August 8th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

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