Friday, November 11, 2011

The World is His Outhouse

We have a minor problem at our house. Chase, our newly potty-trained son, is having a slight problem understanding that even when he's outside, he still needs to go inside to use the bathroom. To him, it's a total waste of time. He'd much rather just drop his drawers wherever he is, and take care of business--if you know what I'm sayin'.

Case in point:

Yesterday, I took the kids to get ice cream after Halle returned home from school. After I got Lizzie out of her carseat, I walked around to the other side of the van to find Chase with his pants around his ankles, peeing all over the garage floor. "Mom, big pee," he tells me. Halle thought it was the funniest thing she had ever seen. And, I admit, it was hilarious, but I tried not to laugh, so I wouldn't encourage the behavior. We had a nice talk about using the potty, and I moved on with life.

Which leads to:

Today, Chase was in the front yard with Halle & the neighbor kids picking up leaves. Sam and I were watching them from the front window. Lo and behold, he hadn't been out there 5 minutes, and he needed to pee. Go inside right? No. Who needs inside when you can just take care of business on the curb as a couple cars are driving by?!? Mortified, I sent Sam out after him. The neighbors got a good laugh at it. We had yet another talk about coming into the house to use the potty.

Yes, we have a little problem on our hands. Please, as winter time approaches, remind your kids not to touch the yellow snow. Or, for that matter, please remind them not to turn the snow yellow. We will definitely be having that conversation at our house.


Dede said...

I walked by the bathroom when Reed was about that age and he was peeing in the sink! And yes it is a lot more funny now then it was!

Amy said...

I don't know any little boy that wouldn't rather pee outside. We had the same problem at our house when Jacob was potty training. It's a big problem when his little girlfriends would see him or one of his buddies doing it and think they should drop their pants/panties and pee on the tree too. Luckily we are past that stage so hopefully you will be soon!

Jenn said...

I would have never guessed you were going to say the garage floor. That's too great! Oh boys.

Dawn Rae said...

Boys are like that! Heath peed on a tree at a house that was having a garage sale, umm yeah we bought a lot at that one. Thanks for the laugh!