This past weekend was a weekend like any other for the most part. We went to Flushing Meadows Park, and hung out by the Unisphere, the boy rode the carousel, and fun was had by all. (The previous sentence is actually irrelevant to the post. Sorry about that.) Anyway, like I promised last week I was on a mission to teach my boy how to not be so sloppy with his man-snake when using the bathroom. And that’s what I did in addition to going to the park (ok not really).
For the sake of my kid I waited until my wife went off into the world to run some obscure errand before the lesson began. Of course I didn’t have to wait until long after mommy left before the boy had to pee – kids tend to pee about 47 times a day. I followed him into the bathroom, not stating my purpose, only observing. Once he, um, started I suggested that he point it down a little and aim for the water. He pointed down a bit too much. In about two seconds his underwear were soaked and he was frustrated. I told him it was all good and urged him to change his drawers before his mother got home.
Moments later he proudly popped back up in a clean version of the exact same faded blue boxer briefs. He smiled, I smiled, both of us aware of the fact that mommy would not have understood the man moment we were sharing. After that we farted and scratched together all while having a belching contest. I love raising a boy.
aim is overrated, just get a bigger toilet
Wait? I’m not supposed to be farting and scratching with my daughter? Why doesn’t anyone tell me these things?
I love your blog!!!
My husband is the only boy in this house, and to say that I am glad of his ability to aim is understated…good luck on your latest project. Did you ever try Cheerios as targets? It worked like a charm for my godson.
I have done the cheerios thing and it works, but I think my two need a refresher course. And it wouldn’t hurt for my husband to have one too. 😉
Keith my man, I see you’re still having way too much fun. Thanks for your comments. I’m coming at you from may new blog.
Love this post. I think it’s partially because it’s still upbeat despite the fact that the primary goal wasn’t achieved – this time.
It’s a step in the right direction, though, and that counts for a whole lot.
I think I’ll ask my mom about west3boy’s aim, back in the day.