Tuesday, August 21, 2007

True Story

Recently we were at some friend's house and Bo decided to use the bathroom. In the furthest corner of their home, upstairs. He spent about 20 minutes yelling, "I'm dooooooooooone" over and over. I just happened to go looking for a scale to weigh my svelte self and stumbled upon my half-nekkid, toilet-seat imprinted, in need of a good wipe, yelling boy. I kind of felt bad. I mean, how long would he have waited to be rescued by a few squares and an adult hand? I don't know.

So I sat down and had a very important heart to heart with my son. One I'm sure every mother has had...

"You need to tell me before you are about to go to the bathroom so I can know you will need help in a few minutes. I'm not always where I can hear you say you are done, but if I know you are about to go, I can listen for it."

He agreed.

And follows the suggestion unfailingly. Like, when I'm in the shower. Or asleep. Or RIGHT THERE. He tells me. I appreciate his obedience.

However, today, it would appear to be too difficult of a task for him. So he came up to me, as I was sitting right outside the bathroom hanging a hook and says to me,

"I'm going to the bathroom now mom. But I don't really feel like calling you and telling you when I'm done. So, just listen for the last one to drop and then come wipe."

I'm not kidding.

I was instructed to wait for the last one to drop.

I need to get a better paying job for this kind of work environment.

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

waiting for the last one to drop...that is hysterical.. I think you need to have the talk called.. here are the "few squares" and here is your hand.. get to practicing!!!! When you find the better job.. please let me know!!!!

Beckie said...

To funny! I get the,"Mom didcha know I pooped?" Like I'm some kind of mind reader. Case has made his mind up that he will not have to do #2 at school, because he doesn't want to wipe his own butt. He like it when I do it, casue I do a "better job" So good luck with the Super sonic hearing thing.

Andrea said...

That is seriously the funniest thing ever!
Thanks for the laugh.

Liz said...

oh, that is rich.

No Cool Story said...

Furthermore, a better job that will give you insurance too.
And days off.

I love you Bo, you clever child.

Julie said...

CLASSIC!! I'm dying laughing here!

My 3-year-old makes me come with him to the bathroom. If he has to poop, he tells me (very sternly), "Don't talk to me, Mommy. NO talking." I have no idea where it came from or why I have to remain silent.

At least I don't have to listen for the last plop.

s said...

LOL! is this the air of dirty laundry. Hey my sweet nephew told me once "grandma wipes me better then you do.....but mommy is the best wiper ever"

Barnecked Lady said...

HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!!! Now that is a funny poop story!!!!

No Cool Story said...

"Mommy is the best wiper ever"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Alicia said...

That is some good service!

Sketchy said...

Some of us just wait for the other "foot" to drop. But not you, you must be skilled.

Evelyn said...

My child has recently begun butchering the "We Are a Happy Family" song by singing, "we are a happy poop family". What is it with poop?

Amy said...

Funniest thing I've ever heard! We miss you!

megachick said...

hilarious. pooka has finally discovered privacy, so she insists that we shut the door and not come in if she's pooping.

fine by me. turn the fan on, would ya'?

Code Yellow Mom said...

AHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA! (Laughing so hard I can't even get my h's and a's in the right order.)

Suzanne said...
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Suzanne said...

LOL!!!

Last one??? Angela, what do you feed that child??? :D

Carrot Jello said...

good...'til the last drop.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

"Listen for the last one to drop" - Oh my heck, your kid is hilarious.

What a shock, huh? :)

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

"Wait for the last one to drop." Oh my gosh, I about fell off my chair.

You deserve a week at a spa where you are massaged, spoiled and treated like visiting royalty. Being a mom is hard, albeit very rewarding work.