Monday, March 05, 2007

Boys are gross. The grown-up-type are gross, as any male or married female can attest, but I always assumed that must be due at least primarily to training. I was wrong. They come out of the box with a propensity towards grossness, and most it seems never grow out of it. Fortunately for mommies, the innocence of the littlest males makes their grossnesses (spell-check is telling me that’s not a word) very nearly hilarious. At least that’s true in the case of my sweet Parker. As you may remember, he’s been potty-trained for several months now. However, when you’re dealing with a male bottom, there are more issues to be dealt with than simply timing. There’s this thing called aim. Parker doesn’t yet have that part down. We’re working on it, but we have had the inevitable accidents. This is where the gross part comes in. A few days ago, I was observing as Parker did his business. Unfortunately, in the handling of the appropriate member, his fingers got a little wet. And what do you do when your fingers are dirty. Well, if you’re a two year-old boy, you lick them off. Yes, lick. Do you think an exception would be made for urine? Of course not. Do you think there would be enough hesitancy to give mom a chance to stop the offensive action? No again. Do you think the taste would cause him pause? Nope. The crazy part is that this is the boy who can’t stand to have a little sugar on his hands from a churro. Licking is out of the question when it comes to sugar. Mama must come to the rescue with a wet-wipe for that kind of dirty. But urine? No big deal. At least it’s sterile, right?

10 comments:

Our Family said...

Okay, that IS gross! Lucky for them, they are just so darn cute!

rachel said...

HA! Oh my that's the best thing I've read in a long, long time. And yes, that is very gross. That's why God makes kids cute!

Heather and Michael said...

So, this is what I have to look forward to?? Great! :) Make sure to put that story in his baby book - it is one to remember!

Joseph & Elizabeth said...

LOL!

NBinCroatia said...

What a funny story! It's something to be retold at his wedding someday :-) It could be worse. He could've been doing number 2. :-)

NBinCroatia said...

I forgot to mention - it's not a boy thing. Katy is the same way. I've caught her too many times playing with her "rubbish" in the crib after a nap. But, she can't stand food on her hands either. Granted, she didn't actually eat the you-know-what. At least, I didn't see it happen. Oh, kids!

Kerrie and Joey said...

So boys huh?!... GREAT!!! What am I getting myself into?!! ;) That story made me laugh out loud! Thanks for a gross laughing moment! :) Oh to be a mom... ;)

Dianna said...

Oh my gosh! THAT'S why we're on the girs waiting list *lol* Thanks for the story Laura - how cute! (Well, cute AND gross)

Kristen said...

HAHA!! Too funny!! I can only look forward to those gross moments with Justin!
Praying for you!

piercefam said...

Sounds familiar. Growing up in a house with four younger brothers, it was my reality to squat over the toilet EVERY TIME I USED it. In college, I had roommates catch me doing that and assure me that they had cleaned the toilet that week...it took a long time to untrain that habit. Anyway Laura, I am really excited for you and basically I want to email you and catch up...rebeccapierce2001 at hotmail.com. Email me so I have your address and then I'll get caught up off the "record". Love, Rebecca