Monday, July 03, 2006

A Little Potty Talk

This post from Shannon at Rocks got me to thinking about Thing 2 (my 20 month old) and her absolute necessity to stick her hand in the potty any time she's within five feet of it. I've found dolls, Froot Loops, wash cloths, and just a few minutes ago, my brush, in the toilet. She has even scooped up a cup of water for a drink before I knew where it came from.

What is the fascination? She has a pool and water table outside, but they don't garner as much attention or enthusiasm as the toilet. I know this stage will pass and when she has a little child just like her, I will have no sympathy! Now that I think of it, this may come in handy as a blackmail tool someday...hummmm.

9 comments:

robin said...

That is so FUNNY Robin!!!

Something like this would definitely fall under the "top 10 things you don't think you have to say....except that you really do"!!!

I ran into you over at "in the midst"....and thought I'd stop by yuor neighborhood. I like your site!!!

Barb said...

Little kids just love water no matter where they find it, Robin. I've stopped counting how many times a day I have to pick up the dog's water dish and put it on the counter to keep Cameron out of it. He hasn't discovered the potty yet but when he does, the rule in this house will be do NOT flush until you are absolutely sure you know what's in it. Gross.

Addie said...

Barb, we have to have a rule at our house to just 'Make sure and flush!'. My six year old forgets that rule all the time. I live in fear of the baby discovering the toilet after her sister forgot!

Robin, I see you figured out how to do a profile pic! You're looking good! Are you on a diet? (Really, I just crack myself up sometimes!)

BooMama said...

I tell you what - I am so grossed out right now from having to take A. in public restrooms this morning. It's one thing for him to put his hands on the seat of a toilet at our house - but other places. YEWWWWW. Gives me the heebie jeebies. I want to pour Lysol all over his hands. YEWWWWW. :-)

Amanda said...

It's funny. I never had this problem with Josiah, never. But Ava Beth, who is 18 months old, is constantly doing this. I keep hoping she will find my cell phone and put it in there so her Daddy will have to buy me a new one. I hate the one I have now! But, I hate her putting stuff in the potty too!

theresa said...

Claire likes the potty too, but I think the dog dish and food is even worse of a distraction. I added some potty talk to my site too. Seems to be a hot topic these days!

BTW- I like your profile pic, Addie is a trip! Looks like you have a new DP look too? Guess we Phoenicians aren't lucky enough to have it yet! :)

Amy said...

Hey Robin. I just posted a very similar post on my new blog. It is actually one Brian wrote about a year ago about our children, but I think you might find them very similar. FUNNY stuff! I would caution, Lily is 3 1/2 and we are still waiting for her to "outgrow" this phase :)

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I still remember when Sarah was about 4 our next door neighbors had their entire front yard dug up. ends up the smallest kid flushed a very small stuffed animal down the potty and they had horrific plumbing bills. A few years back I was cleaning the bathroom, using a cleaning rag, and without thinking just threw it in the toilet and flushed. It went down before I could do anything about it, and it made this awful gurgling noise. It continued to make those noises for months. I kept waiting for when I would have to 'fess up and tell my husband there was a rag down in the front yard and it was going to cost him thousands to retrieve it...I clean more slowly now.

megret7 said...

I can sympathize. My son just discovered, at 21 months, how to open the toilet. Although he hasn't dropped anything in it yet, he does use it as a sort of "splashing pool." Yech.
meg