Tuesday, February 3

Every child is "unique"

My two and a half year old child is DEFINITELY unique! I told you how he's potty training himself, but what I need to tell you next is one of those stories that is NOT FUNNY at all when it's happening, but it really does get funnier the further away you get from the situation.

Monday, Aaron woke up early. And he'd stayed up until 10 the night before because of the Super Bowl and the visiting family members. So he was g.r.u.m.p.y. And the first thing he wanted to do was "poop and pee in potty!" so off we went.

And he went. And went. And went.

(I try to tell myself that this is all going to be worth it in the long run, but the child takes at LEAST 30 minutes in the bathroom for each session. I'm not complaining. I know I'm a lucky, lucky mom. But that is a long time to sit perched on the side of a very cold bathtub while singing our bathroom standards - Aaron Went Pee in the Potty and Old MacDonald Had a Potty. I'm just saying.) Yeah, that would be the one that goes "...a flush flush here and a flush flush there..." You got it.

So, back to the story. Aaron was grumpy, tired, and going potty. And when he ran out of both things that are typically deposited in the potty, he started to cry. "I not have more peeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Poop is all gooooooooooooneeeeeeeee! Want mooooooreeee!!" And he was inconsolable. He cried for another 15 minutes while I rocked him, saying things I never thought I'd ever say, like, "more poop will come later, sweetie, it's okay."

Seriously. I have a very strange, or should I say, UNIQUE child.

19 comments:

nate, christina, and connor said...

this is great. :) and it's nice to know that somewhere out there is a child that WANTS to go on the potty. our trip down toity track was not as pleasant, so i enjoy your successes and, yes, even aaron's sadness over an empty bladder. too funny.

LMLogan said...

oh this made my day!! he's going to kill you when he gets older and finds out you told the world this story!! it's priceless none-the-less!!!

jeileenbaylor said...

haha- that really is funny. I am sure that you never thought you would say those things to him -too funny!

Abby Sokul Turner said...

I'll have to try those songs with Eli when he's on the potty! Great story!!

The Barkers said...

I'm laughing so stinkin hard!

Kelly Glupker said...

How funny! It's a good life when the only thing you have to be upset about is that you don't have to go to the bathroom.

Karen said...

What a good mommy.
Me? I'd have rolled my eyes and sent my drama queen to bed til she was happy.

Hooray for Aaron! And you!

Kris Stephens said...
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Stephens said...

I am laughing hysterically right now, trying not to wake anyone up!!! What a great story before I head to bed.

Sorry, deleted comment was actually by me. I was signed in as Kris 'cause I'm on his computer. :-)

Kara said...

I love this story. I wish it was mine to tell!

life in lewisburg said...

He's enjoying the alone time he is having with you. He now has to share with his brother. He love's his brother I'm sure, but probably misses the alone times you had before his brother came along.
It's a great story.

Amanda said...

That is too funny!!! I have one that thinks she should poop everytime. She sits in there trying to poop! Her face gets all red and she grunts. I have to make her get off. I am afraid she is going to push an organ out?

Karis said...

That is so funny. I hear ya about saying things that you never thought would be such a discussion. One time Kayla was a little bit constipated and after success, I comforted her by saying that we would drink more water and see if that helped the next time (I didn't know what else to say as we had never had that problem before). Well, the next time she went and all was "normal", she looks at me and says excitedly, "It didn't hurt because I drank my water." That was almost a year ago, and she's still talking about it and in front of anyone. If I ask her if she finished her water at a meal, she says, "Not yet, but I will so my poops won't hurt." Or after she's done washing her hands, she'll come in the living room and announce, "It didn't hurt because I drink all my water." You know, that can be a little too much TMI for some people, especially I've found those who don't have kids. :-)

Thanks for sharing your story.

Michael & Sandra said...

That is awesome! Great story. :)

Julia said...

That is definitely one of the funniest mommy stories I've ever heard. Maybe that's because I can envision the scenario. Thanks for sharing. You'll enjoy sharing this story (or threatening to do so) at key points in this young man's life.

Autum said...

That was great!! It is so true you end up telling your kids things you never thought you would say. Still have a big :) on my face.

Tim and Richelle said...

H.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s!!!!

Doesn't love a wall said...

really funny.... my daughter doesn't want me anywhere NEAR her when she's going!

Carrie said...

This gave me such a laugh. :D And yay for Aaron for training early!! We're still working on it with Julia--she's doing awesome for the most part, except overnight and trips to and from church.

Your bathroom "standards" are hilarious. You're so creative--I'd never come up with such great songs. Maybe I'll have to borrow that idea when Josiah's ready to train. :)