Monday, August 23, 2010

Potty Training: The Continuing Saga

Never fear. My nearly-nine-year-olds aren't regressing in their commode usage capability. However He-Twin in particular could use a bit more aim in the liquid deposits department. Spurring this attempt at a corrective conversation...

Mommy (exasperated): "Darren, you need to work on getting all your pee in the potty. Too often I am wiping up little wee-wee puddles that collect underneath."

Darren: [Silence]

Mommy (seeking an acknowledgement of future effort); "Seriously, Darren. Remember how gross that was when you had to clean up with the Clorox wipes down there?"

Darren (defensively): "Mom, I do get it all in the potty. That pee stain was not all mine."

Mommy (who appreciates the well-crafted, but hates lame excuses): "Darren, Sarah and I could not get our pee-pee back there if we tried. Daddy knows not to get his pee everywhere....years of practice helps. You've had years of practice now, too. Don't be lazy."

Darren: [Silence]

Mommy (increasingly irritated): "Darren, tell me we don't need to get Cheerios out to put in the potty like little baby boys who are learning to aim..."

Darren (suddenly excited): "Ooooh! Can we get doughnuts to put in the potty to aim our poo?"

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Dakotapam said...


FTR, I make all of my boys sit. Though I have it on good evidence...that they don't if I am not listening. (the sound makes a difference, it really does!)

debi9kids said...

Aren't boys & bathrooms "fun" ? UGH!

rlooney said...

LoL!! Gotta love little boys.

Donna said...

Your blog post title had me running over here as fast as I could! ;-)

Glad I did - I got my daily laugh!

Nancy said...

HAHAHA! Oh Darren. You continue to crack me up. :)

Meagan Halquist said...

Hilarious! Thanks for the giggle at my desk :)

Rebecca said...

Oh God! Where did he get such a disrespect of donuts???

Barbara Manatee said...

lmao!! I'm with Rebecca - knowing how much you appreciate a good donut, how DARE he suggest using them for such?? agh!!

Annette said...

Too funny. Somehow I new he'd love the idea of aiming at something again...I know my husband would love the idea. (Ah, boys!) I have a little two year old. At some point, it will be time to potty train him, but I'm waiting until he shows signs that he actually knows what pee pee and poo poo are... I love this post :)

Anonymous said...

Boys and pee...don't get me started! Hey, Cheryl! Can't believe it took me so long to find you! :)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Awesome! Too funny!
That is definitely a Say What!?!?! Tell Darren that he is too witty. : )

Laura said...

After this....I think my love of the magical donut may not have the same image in my mind as it once had.
Very funny.

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

with boy twins, is THIS what I have to look forward to?

They pee sitting down now, unless they are outside.

Oh, dear .... Clorox, here we come!