Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"My thoughts are not your thoughts" and neither are a four-year-old boy's!

Will is nearly five-years-old and, for the most part, potty trained. When he needs to pee he simply goes to the bathroom, closes the door, and takes care of business. Usually this is not an problem.

After supper tonight Will entered the bathroom to take care of some "business." Following an extended amount of time, like more than five minutes, Joel opened the bathroom door to check on the status of "things." He, Joel, immediately burst into laughter which naturally brought me to check on the situation.

There stood Will on a stool in front of the sink "nekkid" from the waist down slathering lotion on his legs and "cheeks." When asked why he was doing this Will replied, "I have itches." Itches. I don't know where he got the idea that lotion was a better solution to itches than just scratching. I'm glad he chose the cheap Equate brand Vaseline and NOT my sweet smelling Bath & Body Works lotions!! As far as those itches go, based on how much lotion he put on they should be cured for days if not weeks.

After Joel settled the lotion issue he told Will to put on his underwear and pants. Will piped up that his shirt was wet. Wet?! How did your shirt get wet? "It got wet when I peed." Huh? When you wet your pants (that's why he was in the bathroom to begin with) or when you peed in the potty? "When I peed in the sink."

I'll let that sink in for a moment. (Hee Hee)

Naturally I asked (while wiping tears of laughter) WHY he peed in the sink. "It was there." Of course! Why haven't I ever thought to use the sink before?! Maybe because I'm a girl and it wouldn't be as convenient as the toilet that sits right beside it? Needless to say a discussion about how you do NOT pee in the sink followed. Joel led the way on that discussion cause I was too busy rolling with laughter in the hallway.

Let me just say again, life with children, especially boys, is NEVER dull! Itchy from time to time but definitely not dull.


Amy said...

Ever wonder what he'll think of next?! Wonder if Ben heard and will try too! AND hoping Will doesn't share this brilliant idea with another 4 year old I know. :)

mer said...

That is so stinkin' funny...never a dull moment, huh?

Alicia said...

And when it gets itchy, all you need is a little lotion!!! That is roll on the ground funny!

Julie said...

Okay, I'm NOT going to mention this post to my son. If I told my dd about it, she'd be grossed out. I'm sure my son would think it's a great idea! Boys...I'll never figure out how their minds work.

Sarah said...

How FUNNY!!! Thanks for sharing that. You'll be able to use that story for years to come. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh that is SOOO funny! Will is such a character. Boys do have their own way of looking at things, don't they (that seems to carry over to husbands too).

I think I would be afraid of what he may try to use next - the sink was a grand idea - beware of other items around that house that may seem "inviting". ; )


penguinsandladybugs said...

I have a son who was just like that when he was 3/4/5 years old. He is now 13 and really a great kid. Sometimes they are hard to raise but they turn into great adults!!

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