Monday, July 6, 2009

Potty Train Derailed

This was meant to be a celebratory post...
I was going to revel in the joy of my fourth child potty trained. I was going to astound all by calculating the approximate number of diapers I've changed (a low count is somewhere around 5,000)...
But it's all off now. The potty situation has bottomed (tee-hee, why is bathroom humor so easy?).
I suspect that the thrill of peeing in the toilet is just gone. Calvin tried to keep the excitement alive by finding new places and situations in which to pee. Like when one of his older brothers had an accident in bed: Calvin assessed the situation, laid down in bed next to him, then did his own little puddle. (Just because he could! Just because he had the control, and hey, just because it's fun. Or that's what the gleeful look on his face said.) Two brothers peeing in a bed. What could be better?
And then he found the hollow pole outside and used it as an "extension", shall we say, right into the basement window wells. David caught him in the act with Enoch standing by in awe and admiration.
 

But soon even peeing off the front porch steps into the flower bed below lost it's golden glow. It's become too big a hassle for Calvin. Why stop playing and living for a small bit of wet in your pants? After all, it gives Calvin the perfect excuse to strip and live as nature intended. FREE!
 

8 comments:

Reuben said...

BAAA hAAA. Your kids are awesome.

Whitlatch Family said...

ok, you are way wrong on diaper changes. I put some thought on this because I wanted to know for myself. So if you change an average of 5 diapers a day for 3 years it is at least 3600 diapers a kid, now mutliply this by 5 and you get way too may diapers to count.

Ann said...

I'm still giggling as I'm trying to type this comment! So hilarious!

I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling with a strong-willed pee-er. I don't know how many times I've said "This is it! The last diapers I'll ever buy!" only to have Evan show me otherwise.

But the choosing to wet the bed! And the extendo-pole! Ahh Haa haa!!! :)

Diana said...

Your kids are so creative. Grace loves to "water" grandma's flowers all the time. I keep telling her to pee in the house but her cousins look like they're having too much fun!

The JNJ Hasleton's said...

You guys are so super stinkin awesome

Reuben said...

Epilogue:
Wife and I are riding our bikes down the street together on our way to get Gelatto at Fat Lorenzo's when we notice a little kid peeing in his front yard.

"Hey Mel; You know what that reminds me of? THE MARTINS!"

Lisa said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm gelatto.

Lisa said...

Amy, I did give a really low count because anything higher makes me want to cry when I think of the cost of them bum changes.