Monday, February 18, 2008

School Playground or Bathroom???

Apparently my little one is confused between the daycare/school playground and the bathroom. Unfortunately, I think I have fostered this confusion.

Picking up my kiddos at school last week, my 2 year olds teacher very sternly tells me that he was sent to the office on a blue note. I, being very polite and attentive, ask the teacher, what did he do? She proceeds to tell me that he needed to pee when all the kids were on the playground. Not bothering to mention this to the teacher he just pulls his pants down and pees right there in front of all. Apparently this is very frowned upon at school. I of course burst out laughing before I can catch myself, earning me a very evil eye. I quickly adjust and sternly talk to him in front of the teacher. Talking to my son I ask him (remember he is 2), why did you not tell your teacher you needed to pee? He just looks at me like why...you let me pee outside all the time. To my amazment I realize that his accusing look is well justified. Just yesterday when we were out on the boat I was changing him from his wet bathing suit into dry clothes and asked if he needed to pee before I put his underwear on. He says yes so I hold him on the side of the boat and let him pee over the side.

7 comments:

karen said...

As the mother of boys who have dropped trow and, er, watered the garden in Epiphany's yard mid-party, I award you 1 WMP! At least by the time my boys shocked other party-goers, we'd convinced them they should go to the edge of the yard...at two, they'd both just drop and pee where they stood. A bit shocking, perhaps, but better than tons of wet pants.

Laural said...

Ever since my pulled over to the side of the road (in a well-to-do neighborhood, might I add) during a potty training emergency, my DAUGHTER has been begging to pee outside.

Sometimes I oblige, and just think about all the water we're saving by not having to flush the toilet.

Round the Bend said...

+1 WMP just for all the disinfecting work the school janitor will have to do in order to placate the shocked teachers.

It took our 3 year old a while to figure out that there were bathrooms just about everywhere - he still asks me before we go somewhere new "Mommy, do they have a bathroom at the Model Train Show?"

LMP said...

I know of a woman whose 3-year-old daughter likes to go outside and pee with their dogs. She's pretty blaze about that, but draws the line at pooping with them.

luv Abby said...

lol..... oh my... I guess i have that evil eye to look forward to as my boys are environmental urinators.... the car tyre is good in an emergency

Chaotic Joy said...

Hmmmm...two boys, no public urination that I am aware of. Apparently, I need to step up my game.

MMrussianadoption said...

I used to teach daycare and had a kid do this once.