Thursday, October 19, 2006

When South Park visits Sesame Street

So tell me, do we encourage our kids to try to count their numbers, even if what they are counting is absolutely disgusting?

I am not one for potty humor, but if I was in the public restroom overhearing the conversation of my son, I would be laughing very hard.

A few years ago, my girlfriend taught my daughter, who was 4 years old back then, the terms "number one" and "number two", but she didn't quite grasp the concept and thought it was literal. Whenever she would go to the bathroom, she would always give me a report on the "number" when she was finished.

Somehow, this misinformation was passed down to my 4 year old son and whenever we take him to the bathroom, especially, of course, in a public restroom, he will start to count, and count, and count (he has a great digestive system.)

I played along with him because, unlike his sister at his age, my son's counting skills are still quite immature, so what a great opportunity for him to practice and listen to him count.

I just can imagine the expressions on the other women in the restrooms - probably everything from giggling to annoyance to have to hear this little voice counting his poop.

Oh the joys of childhood and the rewards of parenthood! : )


Cassandra Krivy Hirsch said...

Jaime, I can honestly believe every word. With kids, everything they do and learn is a revelation and so much fun for us, the marvelling parents!

PsychoToddler said...

The PT takes great pride in informing her sister fudge about her constitutional prowess. Fudge gets her roommates on the phone and calls to talk to the PT, and predictably, the first words out of the PT's mouth will be "I made a big poopy today."

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

PT - Are you sure at this point, she isn't doing it to get the laugh? She does have quite the sense of humor.

Casey - now would I make something like that up? I bet you can't wait to have the kids hang out with you guys, so you all can also join in the learning fun! : )

PsychoToddler said...

Have you heard the PT tell a joke recently?

Knock Knock

Who's there?

Jelly Sandwich

Jelly Sandwich who?

Jelly Sandwich is taking a bath in the tub!

Seriously, I don't think she has this "intentional humor" thing down yet. She's totally serious on the phone. She thinks this is good phone talk.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Wow - I bet you can't wait until she becomes a teenager.