Tuesday, July 15, 2008

just mommy

I had a long day at work and Swee'pea and I got home late. The last few hours of work were especially stressful and I was still keyed up. I was too tired and wired to cook and I didn't want to wait for Sugar D to cook, so I suggested dinner out. Sugar D was unsure... Swee'pea was clearly cranky and tired, not always the best combination in a restaurant.

So I asked Swee'pea, "Do you want to go our for dinner?"

He replied, "Noni dow nono djussss mommy, daddy day da mome!"

[translation: I want to go out with JUST mommy, daddy stay at HOME!"

(He tolerated Sugar D just fine -- except for insisting that "just mommy" help him wash his hands -- and we had a very nice meal out and I feel MUCH more myself now.)

*****

Later, fresh out of the bath, Swee'pea announced he had to pee.

"Pee mommy dow!" [Pee coming out!]

Not long ago he said that and it was shockingly true. Lately, though, he says it when he WANTS pee to come out.

Tonight, I whispered to Sugar D that I don't really believe Swee'pea anymore when he says that. Except that the expression on his face looks kind of like he actually is peeing.

Then I noticed a little fountain rising out of the potty and onto the floor.

I guess now is the time to introduce the penis down rule.

5 comments:

Bea said...

Have I mentioned how exciting it is to be at the point in the potty-training process where I no longer have to say "Penis pointing down" more than once or twice a week?

Janet said...

Penis Down Rule feels like it should be capitalized, somehow.

Beck said...

PENIS DOWN! PENIS DOWN!
(submarine noises)

nomotherearth said...

Ha, ha! Beck makes me laugh.

I've found that a splashguard is particularly helpful. The Boy doesn't want to pee without one.

Denguy said...

Yup, I remember telling Boyo to point it down. Good times.