8.30.2006

Poop

There are some things in life that I never thought I would have full, daily conversations about. Poop being one of them. I am a pretty private person when it comes to bodily functions. I don't burp. I don't let others in the bathroom when I am using it. I don't blow my nose around others. It even took me until I was pregnant with little T before I "tooted" in front of my husband. And that was only because she turned into the birthing position as I was walking up the stairs and he was DIRECTLY behind me. There was NO WAY I could hold that one in. I haven't done it since then. SEE, I can't even say f-a-r-t!

Having a potty trainer changes this. I remember when our first was training, she walked into a bathroom that my DH had stunk up and clapped her hands while excitedly exclaiming "You a big girl Daddy! You go poopy in the potty! You a big girl Daddy!"

Today was fairly similar. Little T has declared herself queen of all toilets in our home. I have not been able to go to the bathroom without her coming in and inspecting every thing I have done while in the bathroom. I have tried to find some semblance of privacy. With four functioning toilets in the house, you would think that could happen. Not at all. Dear little T was born with a sixth sense; a sense that allows her to radar in whenever mommy dares to set her derriere on the porcelain god.

I was informed today that I am “So tinky!” and that I have “Yots and yots of potty…wow!” Well little T, I wouldn’t have so much if I didn’t have to hold it until I could hide.

I can't even flush without being under her constant scrutiny. I guess ten days of using the potty has made her quite the expert.

Interestingly enough, as soon as she has to go to the bathroom, she tells us very firmly, “Go away.”

33 comments:

utmommy said...

I can't remember the last time I went to the bathroom by myself. I don't know when that will happen, if ever.

Dawn said...

This is adorable. And I'm going through it with the next generation!

Kristen said...

ROFL!! Oh, I am so with you on this post!! What is it with kids insisting on needing to be with us when going potty?!

Glass Half Full said...

Had to laugh at this. I recently posted that it seems our dinner table conversations even changed!! We would NEVER talk about bodily functions during a meal until Matt came into our home. How nice!!! :) HA!

abc momma said...

How are you going to explain things when Aunt Flo comes to town?

Amanda said...

My 2 year old lays on the floor outside the bathroom (I lock the door so she can't come in) "MOOOOOOMMMMM you done yet?"

That is so funny. I wrote a post yesterday about poop.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Oh come on Steph, let me hear a little belch. ;)

I can't even tell you the number the times I've wailed in frustration, "I'M GOING TO THE BATHROOM!! CAN I HAVE TWO MINUTES PLEASE!!!"

Dawnyel said...

My son has just started the whole, "Go away, I'm naked." thing. It's funny that HE can say that, but he has to barge into the potty when I'm there! What's up with that!
Now I see where we're on complete opposite ENDS of the specrum...I'm a fart-master! If I have one coming...I DON'T hold back! My poor husband didn't realize girls did that until he met me. (Yes, MET!) I say, EVERYONE does it...just be yourself! :) (Now you know why I don't have very many friends!)

Char said...

He he he!

itybtyfrog said...

I am totally laughing!!! T the poop inspector!!! You will just have to quickly shut the door and lock it! My older girls have learned not to come into the bathroom, but K comes right in and sits down on our bathroom scale (thinking she is all big for sitting in the bathroom like mom) right by the toilet (dangerously close I might add!). Unfortunately, poop and motherhood go hand in hand. "Mom, I pooed." is a common phrase at our house.

Code Yellow Mom said...

Kids do have a way of eliminating nearly all of our inhibitions - if not through the birth process then through some other bodily function. I feel for you. Never a private moment.

Nikkie said...

Oh my, that is just too funny! Boo has a thing about the toilet flushing too. When he hears it, he comes running!

Gabriela said...

So cute. I never get to go by myself. If I lock the door there is always someone pounding on it.

Gabriela said...

And because I know you hate having 13 comments. :)

Gina said...

When you related your oldest saying, "You're a big girl, Daddy!" I just started laughing so hard! That is soooooo FUNNY! (And my boys are trying to sleep, shame on you... LOL)

Thanks for the early warning that I will have an expert on my hands inspecting everything I do in the bathroom... I never thought it would interest them so much... but obviously is does!

aquamarine said...

You can go to the bathroom by yourself???? I am ruined now. ;)

theresa said...

And what's up with the older ones wanting to "see" the poo in the diaper EVERY TIME??

APRIL said...

LOL about Daddy being a big girl. I blogged today about a couple funny things dd said today.....

txmommy said...

Glad to hear the potty training is going well!!

beth said...

Ha! SO tinky, so funny. Not sure I am looking forward to being informed I have lots of potty, wow!

EmLouisa said...

My husband told me to just close the door. I told him it is much easier to have it open and not have to hear the tantrum that ensues when the child finds that they cannot enter.

And I just love the fingers underneath the door.

Dee said...

it begins with birth, i do believe and then we no longer have a moment to ourselves, not even potty time!!!!!! LOL1111

adwina - insparenting.com said...

Hi, Stephanie... Glad to hear the potty training is successful and brings "joy" to the family.. hihi..

By the way, would you share your opinion about honesty in relationship in my blog? Thanks a lot..

Sabra said...

uh, I can't say the "f" word, either. Ditto pretty much all of it. sigh.

APRIL said...

Sabra just reminded me something about the f word.

When my older sister was engaged she brought her fiancee (?) to come meet us. During the visit he said the "f word," and my younger sister (about 8 at the time?) went running to my mom saying, "J said the f word! J said the f word!" There's my BIL, frantic because he knew that he hadn't said the f word. He found out very soon what the f word was (wasn't allowed at my parents house when I was young, but now I hate hearing it too!).

Bright One said...

What a funny post! I adore your baby's comments......as they say "out of the mouths of babes", huh? I never had any of my children try to come with me but they were more than willing to share comments with "stall neighbors" in public restrooms....let me tell you THAT can be embarrasing! : )

Bright One said...

What a funny post! I adore your baby's comments......as they say "out of the mouths of babes", huh? I never had any of my children try to come with me but they were more than willing to share comments with "stall neighbors" in public restrooms....let me tell you THAT can be embarrasing! : )

Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

OMG ... that is so funny. Our kids are barely speaking ... just baby babble. It is absolutely adorable. The only words that they can CLEARLY say are "poo-poo" and "pee-pee".

The other day (after having had BEANS for dinner the night before), I'm standing next to the stove cooking eggs for breakfast. My precious little Elizabeth wanders up next to me, sucking her thumb, and then plucks her thumb out - looks at me excitedly and says "POO! POO!" I smile and say "Do you have to go poo-poo sweetie?" and she points to MY rear end and says "POO! POO!!!"

Like you, I'm kind of a prude about things like that. But it dawned on me that I might have let a little one slip right before she walked up - which she immediately clued in on and made a HUGE deal about. My DH almost fell down he was laughing so hard.

Great. This is what I'm in for ... huh?!

Pattie said...

"You a big girl daddy" that is so funny!
I also was the victim of inspections from my kids...now I lock the door! And I don't feel the least bit guilty about it.

abc momma said...

Stephanie, I just tried e-mailing you and it was rejected. Can you e-mail me? abcmomma at gmail dot com

lori said...

LOL!!This brought back a lot of memories.

No Cool Story said...

I'm just like you about bodily functions, I like my privacy.

Whatever memories I had of the days when I couldn't go in the bathroom by myself are all gone now. Having only two kids, and them being teens now, makes it a lot easier to have time for little old me.

Chappyswife said...

HUH-LAR-E-US!!!