Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pee Story with Punchline

The potty training has plateaued: we send Donovan to school in his “big boy” underwear and, 9 times out of 10, there are no accidents. 10 times out of 10, however, he just does not go to the bathroom. We bring him home, put him on the toilet and, again, no satisfaction. By the end of the night he is cranky and crying and running in circles. That is until we change him into pull-ups for bed, at which point the literal floodgates open.

I’m oversharing to set up a great story: the other night was just like I described. The kid had been a right brat, screaming and crying and refusing to pee in the toilet. After about half an hour of that, Mike took him upstairs to get him ready for bed. Donny got into his pull ups as fast as he could and Mike could hear that telltale sound of pee hitting paper-product. At which point Donovan turned to Mike and said, “Don’t. Say. A. WORD.”

Is that as funny to you as it is to me? I’ve tried to tell that story about three times now and I keep having a laughing fit right where the punchline should go.

BTW: please don’t consider this a “teachable moment” for us. We KNOW putting him in pull ups at night is part of this current problem. We are waiting it out until his new therapist starts with him next week to see if she has any specific words of wisdom and we will take it from there. No sense in starting a regimen that might get nixed by the professionals.


Susan Rodefer said...

That IS funny! I love it when such grown-up comments come out of the mouths of babes!

besszilla said...

way too funny.